Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young have reunited to take on Spotify.
The legendary folk rockers were the latest act to request that their music was removed from Spotify in protest of dubious COVID-19 claims on Joe Rogan’s podcast, the band said Wednesday.
David Crosby and Steven Stills said they stood in solidarity with former bandmates Neil Young and Graham Nash, who recently asked for their music to be made unavailable to the platform’s 172 million subscribers.
We support Neil and we agree with him that there is dangerous disinformation being aired on Spotify’s Joe Rogan podcast,” members of the broken-up band wrote in a “Déjà Vu” statement.
“While we always value alternate points of view, knowingly spreading disinformation during this global pandemic has deadly consequences. Until real action is taken to show that a concern for humanity must be balanced with commerce, we don’t want our music—or the music we made together—to be on the same platform.”
Young began the trend last week when he removed his solo catalogue from the streaming service to protest the censorship. “fake information about vaccines”Being spread on the popular “The Joe Rogan Experience.”
Since the Rogan podcast controversy, Spotify’s stock price dropped 17% on Thursday. Getty Images
Joni Michell, a contemporary of the 60s supergroup, followed suit on the heels of Young’s announcement and Nash joined the chorus of musicians requesting to flee the service on Tuesday, calling on Spotify to be “responsible and accountable”Its content.
The band’s request applies to music the band released both with and without sometimes-member Young, as well as solo releases from Crosby and Stills, according to a press release.
Crosby stated last month in a tweet that removing his catalogue might prove difficult due to the fact that he sold his publishing rights and recorded music rights. Music from CSNY, CSN and Crosby, Nash and Stills is still available on Spotify as of Thursday night.
The band reunited to support Neil Young and agreed that there is dangerous disinformation being aired on Spotify’s Joe Rogan podcast.”WireImage
Rogan, who has a $100million deal with the streaming site, addressed allegations on Sunday that he promoted unapproved COVID-19 treatments, and claimed that vaccinations are harmful to some.
“I’m not trying to promote misinformation. I’m not trying to be controversial,”He added “I’ve never tried to do anything with this podcast other than just talk to people and have interesting conversations.”
Robert Malone, virologist, claimed that the US was suppressing treatment research and compared the American healthcare climate to Nazi Germany in a controversial December episode. This segment was condemned by hundreds of healthcare workers and doctors.
Spotify claims Joe Rogan has not violated any policies, but they will add advisories for coronavirus content. Getty Images
Malone was banned on Twitter for spreading misinformation and the episode was removed off YouTube.
Rogan did not violate Spotify’s standards, the company ruled. It stated that it will now publish its platform standards standards and add content advisories podcasts about the coronavirus.
The streaming services stock price fell 17% Thursday due to the pullouts continuing to build.