Musician Neil Young posts now-deleted post against Spotify and Joe Rogan’s podcast

Following misinformation about COVID-19 that The Joe Rogan Experience podcast released on Spotify, musician Neil Young gave the audio streaming app an ultimatum to choose between his music or the mentioned podcast.

Besides Neil Young, several doctors have also written an open letter to remove Joe Rogan’s show.

Musician Neil Young called Spotify: My music or Joe Rogan’s podcast?

According to CNETmusician Neil Young has issued an ultimatum to Spotify.

The audio streaming platform must choose between broadcasting the music of Neil Young or broadcasting the program of comedian Joe Rogan.

The musician and songwriter posted a now-deleted message taking issue with Rogan’s podcast for spreading lies about COVID.

In said letter, rolling stone reported on Monday, January 24, that the songwriter wrote to his manager and record label, “I want you to let Spotify know immediately TODAY that I want all my music removed from their platform. .”

The musician further wrote, “I am doing this because Spotify is spreading false information about vaccines – potentially causing the death of those who believe the misinformation is being spread by them.”

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Young’s management and Spotify did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

For those unaware, the audio streaming app is the exclusive platform for Rogan’s podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, with a $100 million deal.

Several anti-vaccine activists and conspiracy theorists appeared on Rogan’s show last year. These people promoted untested therapies like ivermectin and spread misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.

Regarding Spotify’s booth, slashgear said the company does not have a misinformation policy, which means it cannot speak out against the content of Rogan’s podcast.

Despite the fact that the podcast contains a lot of anti-vaccine propaganda that drives the anti-vax movements, it has millions of listeners and this has also been shared on many social media platforms.

For the second time this month, Spotify and podcaster Joe Rogan have been reprimanded for broadcasting incorrect facts that experts say are dangerous to public health.

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Many doctors protest the Joe Rogan experiment

Vaccines have proven effective against the large-scale spread of COVID-19.

However, on Rogan’s podcast, Dr. Robert Malone, a powerful vaccine protester, was a guest.

He compared the current state of the pandemic to Nazi Germany and claimed that those adopting COVID-19 measures suffered from “mass-forming psychosis”, a medical-sounding term that medical specialists have dismissed.

Following said podcast episode, more than 270 doctors and scientists signed a statement to Spotify, asking the platform to remove or restrict Joe Rogan’s podcast.

Said letter defined Malone’s remarks as “baseless conspiracy theories.”

With that, it looks like Neil Young isn’t alone in his claim, but he appears to be the only music artist (with music hosted on the Spotify music platform) taking specific initiative in refusing to support Spotify until now. that the Joe Rogan experience be removed. .

On the other hand, most medical experts agreed that getting vaccinated, rather than depending on “natural immunity” or any other option, is essential, especially today, as the Omicron version of the new coronavirus is spread rapidly.

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Thanks to Young’s initiative, it’s possible more musicians will do the same and call on Spotify to stop supporting Joe Rogan.

Neil Young’s music is still available on Spotify since Tuesday, January 25.

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