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Spotify will remove Neil Young’s music from its platform

Neil Young wants his music off Spotify. Young criticizes Spotify, Joe Rogan.

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On Monday, Canadian singer Neil Young posted an open letter to his manager and record label on his website, demanding that his songs be removed from Spotify if the streaming service continued to give podcaster Joe Rogan a platform.

Young accused Rogan of spreading misinformation regarding COVID-19 vaccines and alleged that the streaming platform had become “the home of life-threatening Covid misinformation.”

In the now-deleted letter, Young wrote, “I want you to let Spotify know immediately TODAY that I want all my music off their platform. They can have Rogan or Young. Not both.”

On Wednesday, Spotify said they were in the process of removing the singer’s music from the platform, adding that they regretted Young’s decision and hoped to welcome him back soon.

Young thanked his record company, Warner Brothers – Reprise Records, for supporting his decision, despite losing 60% of his worldwide streaming income (via Spotify) “in the name of Truth.”

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