Audio streaming giant Spotify announced Wednesday they will be soon deleting musician Neil Young’s catalog from their platform after he told them to choose between hosting his songs or the Joe Rogan Experience podcast.
Young posted a letter on social media Monday telling Spotify, “They can have Rogan or Young. Not both,” before quickly deleting it.
An angry Young wrote, “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.”
A Spotify spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday that the company is now in the process of removing Young’s music from its streaming service.
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“We want all the world’s music and audio content to be available to Spotify users. With that comes great responsibility in balancing both safety for listeners and freedom for creators,” a Spotify spokesman told The Wall Street Journal. “We regret Neil’s decision to remove his music from Spotify, but hope to welcome him back soon.”
Liberal radio host Howard Stern touched on the Neil Young-Joe Rogan quarrel during a recent broadcast, saying, “I don’t think Neil Young is for censorship. I think he’s saying, ‘Look, I don’t want to be part of this organization.’”
Next, Stern laughably claimed he is also “against any kind of censorship.”
Libs of Tik Tok joked about the Spotify announcement on Twitter.