Spotify plans to remove Neil Young's music from its platform after the musician delivered ultimatum

Spotify plans to remove Neil Young's music from its platform after the musician delivered ultimatum

2022-01-27 09:27:00 AM

Spotify plans to remove Neil Young's music from its platform after the musician delivered ultimatum

The Grammy-winning musician asked his label to remove him from the platform over his objections to misinformation on Joe Rogan's podcast.

in 2020 to bring the popular show exclusively to its service."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."The company has detailed content policies in place and has removed over 20,000 Covid-related podcast episodes since the start of the pandemic," the spokesperson added."We regret Neil's decision to remove his music from Spotify, but hope to welcome him back soon," the spokesperson said.

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People who tell others not to get vacs. Should be jailed if they die ! People who don’t want it it’s their choice ! But at some stage they are going to catch the disease. And us. Vaccinated people don’t have to worry about getting dying sick ! Funny moves this guy pulled. I think it was stupid to give such ultimatums against Spotify's largest podcast. Rogan is king😂

signed an estimated $100 million deal in 2020 to bring the popular show exclusively to its service. "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 ."The company has detailed content policies in place and has removed over 20,000 Covid-related podcast episodes since the start of the pandemic," the spokesperson added. "We regret Neil's decision to remove his music from Spotify, but hope to welcome him back soon," the spokesperson said. Insider reached out to Spotify and Young's label, Warner Music Group, for further comment, but neither have replied yet. Young is not the only one to point Spotify's role in the spread of Covid misinformation. Earlier this month, a group of