-- If you want to hear Jason Aldean's new hit album, "Old Boots, New Dirt," you are going to have to download it or buy it.
Aldean is the latest artist to pull an album from Spotify, an official with the streaming service told The Associated Press.
Aldean has yet to comment on the album's removal from Spotify. His label, Broken Bow, did not immediately respond to a call seeking comment.
Aldean's earlier releases remain on Spotify.
"Old Boots, New Dirt," Aldean's sixth album, was released last month and, at one point, it was the No. 1 album on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart.
"Just wanna say Thanks to everyone who went out and got a copy of the new album last week. Another huge first week for us and another #1 album debut. Thanks to the Aldean Army. Hands down, the best fans out there. #oldbootsnewdirt #aldeanarmy #number1," Aldean posted on Instagram last month.
Last week, Taylor Swift's label, Big Machine Records, pulled her music from Spotify, removing her back catalog from and electing not to put her new album, "1989," on the service.
Today, citing the Taylor Swift defection, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek posted a blog responding to complaints he said he's heard about the service.
"All the talk swirling around lately about how Spotify is making money on the backs of artists upsets me big time," Ek wrote. "Our whole reason for existence is to help fans find music and help artists connect with fans through a platform that protects them from piracy and pays them for their amazing work."
After the announcement that Swift's label would be pulling all of her earlier, Swift spoke to Yahoo Music about the decision.
"All I can say is that music is changing so quickly, and the landscape of the music industry itself is changing so quickly, that everything new, like Spotify, all feels to me a bit like a grand experiment," she said. "I'm not willing to contribute my life's work to an experiment that I don't feel fairly compensates the writers, producers, artists and creators of this music. And I just don't agree with perpetuating the perception that music has no value and should be free."