Neil Young Bandmate Drops Spotify Payment Bombshell


It was recently reported that Crosby, Stills, and Nash have effectively allowed their music to come back to the music streaming platform Spotify after a multi-month boycott. This was because popular podcaster Joe Rogan had been spreading “dangerous disinformation” about the pandemic via his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience. All members of the famed supergroup, including Neil Young, strongly voiced their disapproval over Rogan’s views and affectively would pull their entire catalog from the platform. It should be noted that Neil Young, chose to leave Spotify in January while Crosby, Stills, and Nash left much later on.

In an update to this story, Alternative Nation reached out to representatives of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Graham Nash to get his take on Crosby, Stills, and Nash’s music returning to Spotify after the boycott. Nash’s representatives provided our outlet with the following quote and would state that the group did so due to the corporation’s positive steps within content advisory concerning the worldwide pandemic. In addition, Mr. Nash would state that Crosby, Stills, and Nash have committed to donating the first month’s revenue that they will be getting from the streaming platform service to charity.

The full statement from Graham Nash reads as follows: “I decided to allow my music back on Spotify because they have taken a positive step by adding a pandemic content advisory to podcasts that include a conversation about the pandemic, directing listeners to a pandemic information hub. CSN has committed to donating the revenue from our first month’s Spotify streams to charity.”

Back in 2020 during a fan question and answer session, Nash’s esteemed bandmate, David Crosby touched on his relationship with Neil Young stating: “I love his music …..hmm I still love the guy ?….probably yes … it’s not like a faucet you can turn on and off …he’s pissed off at me and we will probably never light off that chemistry again …but yeah now that I think about it …yes.”