After Adele Snub, Streaming Services Face New Test With Coldplay

  • British band set to release ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ on Friday
  • Warner Music labels haven’t said if new album will be streamed

Coldplay.

Photographer: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Clear Channel

First Taylor Swift kept “1989” off free music streaming services and scored the best weekly album sales in more than a decade. Then Adele spurned Spotify and Apple Music with her new “25” and did one better: she shattered the record for opening week sales, set in 2000 by the boy band ’NSync.

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