Neil Young re-launched its crusade against Spotify, though this time around, it’s not about audio quality. The rock veteran asked the streaming giant to remove his music from the platform, citing “fake information about vaccines” that the company allowed to be disseminated.
Young delivered the request in an open letter to his management and record label, even if the letter appeared to have been taken from him. website. Per Rolling Stone, however, Young writes: “I did it because Spotify was spreading fake information about vaccines – which could cause the death of those who believe the disinformation they are spreading. Please do it right now and let me know the time schedule. ”
“I want you to immediately let Spotify TODAY that I want all my music from their platform,” Young continued. “They could be Rogan or Young. Not the same. ”
With this, Young is in the spotlight Joe Rogan, to whom Joe Rogan’s experience podcasts have become breeding ground for false information on COVID. Among other things, Rogan encouraged his young fans not to get vaccinated, and interviewed the controversial Dr. Robert Malone, who compared safety policies to the Holocaust pandemic and accused public officials of ‘hypnotizing’ the public. Earlier this month, a group of scientists, doctors, professors, and health care workers wrote a open letter themselves about the dangers of the podcast, asking Spotify to “immediately establish a clear and public policy on moderate misinformation.”
This isn’t the first time Young has taken a strict COVID safety approach. Last month, the actor promised not to continue circulating until we have “overcome” the virus, which has become more difficult to imagine.
Young previously took his catalog away from most streaming giants in 2015, when he launched his own service PONO, but it returned online next year. His latest streamable offerings are album–documentary duo lower and the unreleased album Summer Songs.