Adele isn’t just making an impact on the charts, she’s helping re-shape the music industry at large.
For, after stressing that she’s not creating music for TikTok (but rather for the older audience), the British belter has ushered in a seismic shift in the way albums will be listened to on Spotify moving forward.
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It’s been confirmed that in tandem with the release of her new album ’30,’ the streaming leader will no longer have the “shuffle” option set as default on albums.
This, it’s been stressed, will see LPs (from ALL artists) automatically play in tracklist order.
And it’s emerged it was a specific request from Adele.
Taking to Twitter, she celebrated the news saying:
“This was the only request I had in our ever changing industry! We don’t create albums with so much care and thought into our track listing for no reason. Our art tells a story and our stories should be listened to as we intended. Thank you Spotify for listening.”
Such an amazing move from an amazing artist.
In an era where albums are increasingly becoming like playlists rather than structured bodies of work, this change helps reset the playing field in a qualitative way.