Spotify Refuse To Remove Band After Neil Young


Neil Young had urged Spotify to delete his music from the streaming service due to their association with the long-tenured UFC commentator Joe Rogan. Young has backtracked since then, deleting his letter, and seemingly giving up his battle over Rogan. He was trolled for that move. Previously, Trevor Noah also reflected on the incident.

Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell also said she will remove her music from Spotify, following controversy over vaccine misinformation hosted on the streaming platform.

“Irresponsible people are spreading lies that are costing people their lives,” the Canadian musician wrote in a statement posted on her website Friday. “I stand in solidarity with Neil Young and the global scientific and medical communities on this issue.”

Eve 6 band took to their social media account and said: “it would be so sick to be neil young or joni mitchell cuz you could write an email to your label and say remove my stuff from spotify immediately and not have them respond “lol no”

Eve 6 did not get any response

They also sent out a Tweet to @RCARecords directing them to remove Eve 6 from spotify platform but they did not receive any response.

Addressing his management team at LookoutManagement and Warner Bros, Young wrote: “Please immediately inform Spotify that I am actively canceling all my music availability on Spotify as soon as possible.” I am doing this because Spotify is spreading false information about vaccines – potentially causing death to those who believe the disinformation being spread by them,” he wrote.

“Please act on this immediately today and keep me informed of the schedule,” the letter added. “I want you to let Spotify know immediately today that I want all of my music off their platform.” “They can have Rogan or Young. Not both,” he said. Young deleted his letter on his website after giving Spotify an ultimatum to remove Joe Rogan or remove his music.

The controversy stirred up in the first place when Rogan had discouraged young people from getting vaccinated. Rogan was also previously involved in a controversy as he had promoted the concept of taking deworming medication Ivermectin to treat the virus, without providing any medical evidence supporting it.