WSJ News Exclusive | Spotify Takes Down Neil Young’s Music After His Joe Rogan Ultimatum

The folk-rock star had over six million monthly listeners on the service, which he blames for spreading fake information about vaccines.

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Spotify took down Neil Young’s music after the folk-rock star asked that it be removed over what he said is fake information about Covid-19 vaccines being spread on the platform through Joe Rogan’s podcast WSJWhatsNow

The folk-rock star had over six million monthly listeners on the service, which he blames for spreading fake information about vaccines.

Updated Jan. 26, 2022 8:00 pm ETSpotify Technology SA has removed Neil Young’s music, the company confirmed Wednesday, as the folk-rock star isn’t wavering in his objections to Joe Rogan’s podcast.The “Heart of Gold” and “Harvest Moon” singer earlier this week penned an open letter to his manager and label

from the service, saying it is spreading fake information about Covid-19 vaccines through Mr. Rogan’s show. “They can have Rogan or Young. Not both,” he wrote.

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'Folk-Rock star' isn't a good description of Neil Young. 'Legendary Musician' would be a better description. What does he expected...telling them what to do with their business? mindyourownbusiness :))) This feels like what would happen if some third-string special teams player threatened to leave the Chiefs unless they got rid of PatrickMahomes Smh.

Good, because my parents aren't fond of Neil Young's music anyway. EXPORT LIST/CANCEL/DELETE Amazing how the anti-establishment crusaders from the past are now Pundits for the establishment! I guess I last listened to him in the late ‘70s. Does he really think he is some sort of influencer? Repression/ killing free speech because you don’t like the narrative is so progressive fascist. Grow up Neil Young. Whose fact checker are you using? Dinosaur rock is sort of sad.

More like Neil old 🤣🤣🤣 he look bout is old as me !!! You know if false information is being spread, a man such as Neilyoung has a right not to connect his name with it. Kudos for standing up for protecting his name! SIRIUSXM. AND HELLO SIRIUSXM AND MY RISING STOCK PRICES!

Spotify sides with Joe Rogan, removes Neil Young’s music: ‘A costly move’Spotify sides with Joe Rogan, removes Neil Young's music: 'A costly move' 🥱😅😅😂😂🤣🤣🤣 F*ck Joe Rogan!

I'm Still Down With Neil Young... If Spotify dropped Rogan, people would still listen to Rogan. Can’t say the same for Young🤷‍♂️ „over what he said“ 🧐🤔😬 So pathetic he can’t coexist with people on the radio The headline should be: Neil Young, who made $18/month from his 2 Spotify listeners, is no longer on Spotify.

Has anybody called Neil Young to get his claim on exactly what it was Joe said? I'm assuming he only has a landline. ❄️

Neil Young requests Spotify remove his music after artist’s ultimatum over Joe Rogan podcastNeil Young, the legendary rocker, reportedly posted a letter on Monday to his management team that he wanted his music pulled from Spotify because it is providing a platform for popular podcast host Joe Rogan to spread COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. So free speech only applies when you agree? What a weirdo country we’ve become… where if you don’t like what somebody else has to say you find the need to issue ultimatums to silence them. I can think of another country… Didn’t Neil Young sell the rights to his catalog ?

The average age of people that listen to Rogan is 24. The average age of people that listen to Neil Young is 75. Which do you think is Spotify's market... FuckSpotify Who Is he?

Neil Young pulls his music from Spotify over Joe Rogan's vaccine 'disinformation'UPDATE: Spotify is granting rock icon Neil Young’s demand to remove his music, after he decried the spread of COVID-19 vaccine disinformation on the platform — and called out popular podcaster Joe Rogan in particular. While I am not on board with Rogan, based on Youngs past, he's not one to be preaching mortality

Spotify agrees to remove Neil Young's music over Joe Rogan disputeSpotify said Wednesday that it has agreed to remove Neil Young's music after the famed singer-songwriter said he wouldn't share the platform with podcaster Joe Rogan. Time to boycott Spotify! Politics aside, 100 years from now people will still be listening to Neil Young. Can’t say the same about Rogan. “Long may you run” Neil! Opps looks like Mr. Young isn't as influential as he thought.

Why Spotify picked Joe Rogan over Neil Young in its misinformation fightSpotify paid millions to lure Joe Rogan but now faces pressure from more than 200 doctors to hold him to account for spreading misinformation about COVID vaccines on his podcast. latimes $ latimes You are guilty of spreading misinformation. There were only 38 doctors signing the letter on Rogan, the rest were an assortment of students, nurses and even a couple of podcasters. Retract. latimes The entire way this story is being framed and positioned in the media is telling. The media is also covertly choosing Joe Rogan. 🤷🏽‍♀️

Spotify removing Neil Young's music after his Joe Rogan ultimatumNeil Young's music is being removed from Spotify's streaming service after the singer-songwriter objected to his songs playing on the same platform that offers Joe Rogan's podcast, the company and the musician said on Wednesday. Bye Bahahahaha DeleteSpotify

anne.steele@wsj.com Updated Jan. 26, 2022 8:00 pm ET Spotify Technology SA has removed Neil Young’s music, the company confirmed Wednesday, as the folk-rock star isn’t wavering in his objections to Joe Rogan’s podcast. The “Heart of Gold” and “Harvest Moon” singer earlier this week penned an open letter to his manager and label from the service, saying it is spreading fake information about Covid-19 vaccines through Mr. Rogan’s show. “They can have Rogan or Young. Not both,” he wrote. To Read the Full Story