to streaming services such as Spotify, Rhapsody and Rdio, though they
did allow for streams of songs from the new record through iTunes last
week. The band have not offered any explanation for their decision.
"We always work with our artists and management on a case by case
basis to deliver the best outcome for each release," the band's label
EMI said in a statement. Nevertheless, sources close to the label have
told CNET that they are not pleased with the band's decision, as these
streaming services have had some success in bringing some listeners back
into the habit of paying for music.
Though Coldplay are keeping their new record off of streaming services, their back catalog - along with the Mylo Xyloto single "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall" - is currently available on Spotify, among other services.
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