Back in November, as a true fan of music and, particularly, Adele, I was waiting for her new album “25” to be released. However, on the day it should have been out, some bad news were awaiting for me – the singer announced that her new creation will not be on Apple Music or Spotify. The same announcement was made few months later by the mighty Kanye West regarding his album “The Life of Pablo”. Why do celebrities keep doing this to us?
The main reason behind this phenomenon is their support for…themselves and their own music. They need people to buy it. They need people to pay them real money (as if Adele did not have enough for her eyeliner). She, by the way, was the one, who called music streaming “disposable”.
“I’m really proud of my decision”, she claimed.
Kanye West, on the contrary, was not saying much on this.
To be honest, I was a bit disappointed with the new movement of the celebrities. To my mind, it was completely wrong – especially considering the fact that most streaming sources are not free (not sure about Spotify, but I, as an Apple user, pay 6,99 euro/5,49£ monthly for the access to almost all the music imaginable). Of course, music (as any other content) cannot be completely free, but this fee is pretty fair.
Average price for “25” online is around 10 pounds. I could eat for three days for this price.
Should music be even more expensive than it is now? Are decisions of Adele and Kanye fair?
Let me know what you think!