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Neil Young’s music is now being removed from Spotify

Neil Young's Music removed Spotify

Neil Young’s music is being removed from Spotify. The legendary singer-songwriter voiced objections to Joe Rogan’s podcast in a letter to his music label and manager, in which he requested that they remove his music from the streaming service.

Neil Young’s music being removed from Spotify

Citing sources familiar with the issue, The Wall Street Journal reports that Spotify is now in the process of having Neil Young’s music removed. The folk-rocker accused Spotify of spreading false information about COVID vaccination through Rogan’s show.

“They can have Rogan or Young,” he wrote in his letter. “Not both.”

Rogan made a deal with Spotify worth over $100 million in 2020, according to the Journal’s sources. That deal brought his popular show exclusively to the music streaming service. The Joe Rogan Experience is Spotify’s most popular podcast right now, according to CNBC. The podcast has about 11 million listeners per episode.

Request to withdraw from Spotify

Although Young’s letter to his music label and manager has been removed from his website, he has reportedly been talking with his label, Warner Records, and Spotify. Sources told The Wall Street Journal that he continued to stand firm on the issue.

He requested that his music be removed from Spotify on Wednesday, although it could take hours for the removal to be apparent across Spotify’s service around the globe.


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