Spotify has chosen the controversial Joe Rogan, will remove the music of Neil Young as he previously requested

After musician Neil Young asked for his music to be removed from Spotify for “spreading false information about vaccines”, they took to the music platform and announced that his music would be removed, following a dispute with Joe Rogan.

“We want the entire world of music and audio content to be available to Spotify users. “With that comes a big responsibility in balancing listener safety and creator freedom,” Spotify told the Washington Post. “We have detailed content rules and have removed over 20,000 episodes of COVID-19 related podcasts since the beginning of the pandemic. “We are sorry for Neil Young’s decision to remove his music from Spotify, but we hope it will be back soon.”

Young does not want to broadcast his music on a platform where Joe Rogan’s podcast “spreads misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.”

“I do this because Spotify is spreading false information about vaccines that could lead to the death of those who believe in that misinformation. “Please act immediately on this request,” Young wrote in a letter to his record label and management team.

“Notify Spotify immediately that I want to remove my music from that platform. They may have Joe Rogan or Young. “Neither can,” he added in the letter.

A few weeks ago, 270 doctors, scientists, health professionals and professors wrote an open letter to Spotify, expressing concern about the medical misinformation posted on Rogan’s podcast.

Health experts say Rogan has had a major impact, pointing to a controversial episode hosted by Robert Malone, a virologist and immunologist known for a series of controversial statements about COVID-19.

Rogan has an exclusive deal with the streaming service, signing a $ 100 million deal in 2020 that gave Spotify exclusive rights to his show.

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