(READ) Taking a stand against Joe Rogan’s podcast will cost Neil Young 60% of his streaming income

The following is an excerpt from Rolling Stone.

Spotify has begun to remove Neil Young’s music following the rocker’s protest of dissemination of Covid-19 misinformation on the streamer’s Joe Rogan’s podcast. Both Young, who shared a letter on his website, and Spotify confirmed the news in separate statements.

On Monday, Young posted a since-deleted letter on his website addressed to his management and record label demanding his music be removed from Spotify, noting that the company can have “Rogan or Young. Not both.” The Wall Street Journal first reported the news that Spotify will take down Young’s catalog. Spotify begun to remove Neil Young’s catalog Wednesday evening.

In Young’s new letter, he blasts Spotify as “a very damaging force via its public misinformation and lies about Covid.”

“Spotify represents 60% of the streaming of my music to listeners around the world, almost every record I have ever released is available — my life’s music — a huge loss for my record company to absorb,” Young wrote.

“Yet my friends at Warner Brothers Reprise stood with me, recognizing the threat the Covid misinformation on Spotify posed to the world — particularly for our young people who think everything they hear on Spotify is true. Unfortunately, it is not.” 

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5 thoughts on “(READ) Taking a stand against Joe Rogan’s podcast will cost Neil Young 60% of his streaming income”

  1. Young is a great songwriter and I love his music – even if his singing sucks (almost as much as his guitar playing ), he can really write. Unfortunately, he has, for decades, considered his opinion on political issues to be of great value – nothing could be further from the truth. This is just another example of his refusal to stay in his lane – and he is certainly entitled to that as long as he pays the toll for the lane he moved into. Looks like the toll is 60% of streaming revenue.

  2. Neil Young, might have been a good song writer but not such a smart businessman. or politician. Should have stayed in his lane.

  3. Spotify has better Covid information than the propaganda machines we have out there. Thank goodness for Doctors with integrity and bravery! Thank you to Joe Rogan for putting more good information out there. I think those that have been brainwashed don’t want to get their heads out of the sand and find out they were lied to.

  4. Add to that another subscription to Spotify. The -only- thing that talks is money. Support the people like Sharyl, Spotify, Substack authors and delete your Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and any other censoring accounts you can. Tell advertisers on the legacy media that you won’t buy from them so long as they support the liars. Vote with your Dollars.

  5. So now Spotify has caved and Joe Rogan has to have disclaimers on Medical podcasts. Will Spotify require disclaimers on all Medical podcasts or just those putting out the truth? I wouldn’t cave unless every medical podcast has to have a disclaimer. Joe knows from personal experience that early treatment works.
    Our government and governments around the world are suppressing early treatments. It is disgusting what companies will do for money.

    BlackRock Corporation is a big Spotify investor. This corporation seems to be making a lot of companies suffer in a lot of ways if they go against the narrative. I think it is time for huge companies like this one to be busted for tyranny. This is not how America operates. Punishing companies for not having climate plans in place or for allowing the truth about medical treatments isn’t American. Buying up single family homes and turning neighborhoods into rental zones isn’t ok either.

    I am tired of all this BS that is taking place around the world with Big Pharma, Big Companies, and Governments forcing people to comply with their wishes. Who do they think they are? Why is it that people with money think they know what is best for others? It is down right evil. Do they not have enough to do?

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