Neil Young pulls music from Spotify over Joe Rogan’s misinformation

After slamming Spotify for giving Joe Rogan a platform for spreading life-threatening vaccine misinformation, basic rocker Neil Young demanded that the music streaming service remove his catalogue and so they complied. The legendary musician has by no means shied away from expressing his opinion and wrote an open letter final week calling out Spotify for carrying Joe Rogan in style podcast which will get millions of listens every week.
Pattern who performed such classics as “Rockin in the Free World”, “Harvest Moon” and “Heart of Gold” mentioned that Rogan’s podcast spreads fake information about vaccines that could result in people’s dying. Joe Rogan has a huge audience base that led to him signing a multi-year exclusive deal with Spotify reportedly price US $100 million. Neil Young complained that Spotify had given Rogan a platform to unfold harmful misinformation in regards to the Covid-19 pandemic and vaccines.
“Spotify has become the house of life-threatening Covid misinformation. Lies being bought for money. I realized I couldn’t continue to assist Spotify’s life-threatening misinformation to the music-loving public.”
Joe Rogan has used his podcast to promote the horse parasite drug Ivermectin as the most effective Covid-19 treatment whereas encouraging folks, especially young individuals, to say no to vaccines. Last month a group of 270 professors, physicians, and doctors, published an open letter to Spotify asking them to fight misinformation on their streaming platform. Spotify launched the assertion yesterday saying that they do remove content although apparently Rogan is above reproach.
“We want all of the world’s music and audio content material to be available to Spotify customers. With that comes great responsibility in balancing both security for listeners and freedom for creators. We have detailed content material insurance policies in place and we’ve eliminated over 20,000 podcast episodes associated to Covid for the reason that begin of the pandemic.”
Neil Young had over 6 million monthly listeners and a pair of.4 million followers and said about 60% of his streaming revenue worldwide is from Spotify. He had once before pulled his music from Spotify in 2015 for poor sound quality, and in leaving this time, he reiterated Spotify’s low high quality and recommended different high-resolution streaming platforms.
Young’s music is expected to be eliminated fully from the platform instantly..

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