Coldplay are freezing out music streaming services like Spotify, Rdio, and MOG from offering their new album.

EMI, the band’s record label, acknowledged that Coldplay, known for such songs as “Yellow” and “Clocks,” will not distribute through streaming services for “Mylo Xyloto,” but did not detail the reasons for the decision. EMI, the smallest of the four largest record companies, is a little embarrassed by the band’s decision, according to the sources who spoke with CNET. All four of the major labels have thrown their support behind streaming services and it is one of the ways the industry has seen a modest amount of success at convincing fans to again pay for music after a decade-long era of rampant music piracy.

AuthorJordan Mohler