© 2024 Blaze Media LLC. All rights reserved.
Spotify drops Neil Young after he forces them to choose between his music and Joe Rogan's podcast
Photo (left): Gary Miller/Getty Images; Photo (right): Michael S. Schwartz/Getty Images

Spotify drops Neil Young after he forces them to choose between his music and Joe Rogan's podcast

Media streaming network Spotify began to delete songs from legendary musician Neil Young after he issued an ultimatum over Joe Rogan's podcast and what he saw as coronavirus misinformation.

Young had previously issued an open letter to his management team and his record label asking for his music to be removed unless the company censored Rogan.

“I am doing this because Spotify is spreading fake 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 time schedule.”

On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Young's music was being taken off the service, citing people familiar with the matter.

The report said Young had been in negotiations with his label, Warner Music Group's Warner Records, and Spotify, but that he would not relent from his ultimatum.

The process of deleting his music from the platform could take hours.

Rogan has been assailed by many on the left for expressing skepticism aboutthe vaccines as well as other issues including the transgender agenda. Employees at Spotify had threatened a "full scale walkout" over their objections to his politically incorrect podcasts.

Spotify entered into a deal with Rogan reportedly worth over $100 million to broadcast his podcast, which consistently ranks among most popular in the world.

“I want you to let Spotify know immediately TODAY that I want all my music off their platform,” said Young in the letter that has since been taken down from his website.

“They can have Rogan or Young," he added. "Not both.”

Spotify has chosen Rogan.

Here's more about Neil Young's ultimatum:

Neil Young Threatens To Pull Music From Spotify Over Joe Rogan’s Vaccine Commentswww.youtube.com

Want to leave a tip?

We answer to you. Help keep our content free of advertisers and big tech censorship by leaving a tip today.
Want to join the conversation?
Already a subscriber?
Carlos Garcia

Carlos Garcia

Staff Writer

Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News.