NEW YORK: Neil Younger has threatened to drag his music from the Spotify streaming service in protest of its relationship with podcaster Joe Rogan, who the prolific singer-songwriter accuses of spreading misinformation about COVID-19, in accordance with media studies on Tuesday.
Younger, who survived polio as a baby, briefly posted a letter on his web site addressed to his supervisor and his report label, Warner Music Group, demanding that Spotify now not carry his music. The letter was later deleted.
“I need you to let Spotify know instantly TODAY that I need all my music off their platform. … They’ll have Rogan or Younger. Not each,” Younger wrote within the letter, in accordance with the Wall Road Journal.
“I’m doing this as a result of Spotify is spreading faux details about vaccines – doubtlessly inflicting demise to those that consider the disinformation being unfold by them,” the newspaper quoted Younger, 76, as writing.
Rogan, 54, is the host of “The Joe Rogan Expertise,” the top-rated podcast on Spotify, which has unique rights to this system.
As of Tuesday, Younger’s music, together with such songs as “Coronary heart Of Gold,” “Rocking In The Free World” and “Outdated Man,” was nonetheless accessible on the service, as was Rogan’s podcast.
Spotify, Warner Music Group and “The Joe Rogan Expertise” didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark. A consultant for Younger couldn’t be reached. (Reuters)