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Adele's Manager Discusses Streaming, Spotify, & Taylor Swift

Adele‘s manager Jonathan Dickins is speaking out to discuss the situation with streaming, which he calls “the future, whether people like it or not.”

“I don’t believe one size necessarily fits all with streaming,” he added (via Billboard). “To get around the situation with someone like Taylor Swift — and Spotify won’t do it — is that maybe there is a window between making something available on the premium service earlier than its made available on the free service.”

“What’s interesting is that people take things down off Spotify, yet if I search now for Taylor Swift on YouTube, within the space of 30 seconds I can have the whole Taylor Swift [album] streamed. Some of it is ad-supported, so there is revenue, and some of it’s not,” Jonathan continued.

Adele famously wouldn’t let her album 21 be streamed on Spotify until long after it was released.

“On the one hand, the labels are trumping YouTube as a marketing tool and 10 million views is [hailed] as a marketing stroke of genius,” he continued. “On the other hand, they’re looking at 10 million streams on Spotify and going: ‘That’s X amount of lost sales.’ So I think there is a lopsided effect. For an artist that needs discovering, anyone who has got a real good album, but is very niche, I think streaming is great for them. Taylor Swift probably looks at it and thinks, ‘There is an element of cannibalisation. I am a brand. People know who I am and I want to protect the record sales.’ And that’s fair enough.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK about Adele’s manager’s view on the streaming situation?

Adele is Not Releasing Any New Music This Year

Adele keeps cozy in a gray sweater, black pants and a printed scarf while leaving Harry’s Bar on Thursday evening (October 16) in London, England.

The 26-year-old British singer and her boyfriend Simon Konecki were reportedly dining with their friends Beyonce and Jay-Z.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Adele

Even though many have been speculating that Adele would be releasing a new album this year, her record label XL Recordings has put an end to that rumor.

“There will not be a further new release by Adele during 2014 and consequently there will be a fall in XL’s turnover and profits,” the label said in a filing reported to The New York Times.

10+ pictures inside of Adele and Simon Konecki leaving the restaurant… More Here! »

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Adele Makes a Rare Public Appearance at FKA twigs Concert

Adele keeps totally bundled up in a scarf and coat as she leaves the FKA twigs concert in a rare public appearance on Wednesday evening (October 8) in London, England.

The 26-year-old Grammy Award winning singer has not been spotted out since this past June, when she had a night out with her partner Simon Konecki.

Adele has not released an album since her hit 21 back in 2011 and everyone has been wondering about her plans for any upcoming music! Some speculated she may have an album, 25, out this year, but nothing has been announced.

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Aretha Franklin Covers Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' - Listen Now!

Aretha Franklin is back with a brand new album and she is even covering Adele‘s smash hit song “Rolling in the Deep” for the lead single!

The legendary singer’s new album is called Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics and it will be released on October 21. You can pre-order it right now on iTunes and get the single instantly as a download.

Other songs that Aretha will be covering on the album include Alicia Keys‘ “No One,” Destiny Child‘s “Survivor,” Barbra Streisand‘s “People,” and Gloria Gaynor‘s “I Will Survive.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Aretha Franklin’s cover of Adele?

Aretha Franklin – Rolling In The Deep (The Aretha Version)

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Adele Confirms Album Title '25,' Will Tour in 2015: Report

UPDATE: There is “no truth in this,” a rep told Billboard. Bummer! Stay tuned for an announcement from Adele, which will hopefully come soon!

Adele has reportedly confirmed that her new album is called 25 and she will be touring her new music in 2015!

“#adele confirms 2015 Tour After The Release Of Her New Album ‘25’!” the World Music Awards wrote on their Twitter account.

Adele, who turned 26 years old in May, hinted at the album title on her birthday on her own Twitter account. “Bye bye 25… See you again later in the year x” she wrote.

Her album 21 was a huge hit and ran as the longest running number one on the Billboard 200 in over two decades.

We hope this news is true – it’s been so long since we’ve heard new Adele music!

Adele Makes Rare Appearance for Night Out with Partner Simon Konecki!

Adele keeps a smile up as she heads out of Chiltern Firehouse and hops into a nearby waiting car on Saturday night (June 15) in London, England.

The 26-year-old powerhouse singer was soon followed by her partner Simon Konecki before heading home for the night.

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“I really had a wonderful listening with Adele to Wanda Jackson. That was really, really great,” Adele‘s “Someone Like You” co-songwriter Dan Wilson recently told Gothamist. “That was very enjoyable and then that led to me kind of listening to a bunch of her old music. And that new record of hers that came out three years ago. I wouldn’t have noticed it if it hand’t been for Adele.”

The month before, Adele was spotted keeping her cell phone close while enjoying a night out at the same trendy hangout spot.

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