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Neil Young Demands Spotify Remove His Music Over False Vax Info

Demanding that they remove his music from Spotify, Neil Young posted a since-deleted letter to his management team and record label.

In response to what he believes is false Covid-19 vaccination information being spread by the streaming platform’s Joe Rogan podcast, the legendary rocker stated:

“I am doing this because Spotify is spreading fake information about vaccines – potentially causing death to those who believe the disinformation being spread by them.” “Please act on this immediately today and keep me informed of the time schedule.” “I want you to let Spotify know immediately TODAY that I want all my music off their platform.” “They can have [Joe] Rogan or Young. Not both.”

Referencing the steady stream of misinformation about vaccines that Joe Rogan has peddled on The Joe Rogan Experience, last month, 270 doctors, physicians, and science educators signed an open letter requesting Spotify stop spreading the former TV actor’s baseless claims.

“With an estimated 11 million listeners per episode, JRE, which is hosted exclusively on Spotify, is the world’s largest podcast and has tremendous influence,” the letter reads. “Spotify has a responsibility to mitigate the spread of misinformation on its platform, though the company presently has no misinformation policy.”

Not the first time Young has had an issue with Spotify, Neal removed the lion’s share of his music from the music platform several years back when he believed the sound quality was too low. Though the musician ultimately relented, he told Rolling Stone in 2019 “I want people to hear my music no matter what they have to get through to do it. I’m just trying to make it so they hear a lot more and enjoy it a lot more, but sell it for the same price because music is music.”

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Author: Saul Goode

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