Neil Young issued an ultimatum that either Joe Rogan’s podcast or his music must be removed from Spotify. It’s me or Joe Rogan, the artist told Spotify. Now the music service is in the process of removing his music.
Young believes Rogan’s podcast has helped spread misinformation about vaccines and thus also created vaccine skepticism.
The ultimatum was first announced through an open letter to Spotify, which was published on his website. The Canadian-American musician wrote that the music service could not house both his and Rogan’s products at one and the same time.
– It’s him or me. Not both, it says in the letter , which was later removed from the website.
– I ask that this be implemented today. Keep me updated on developments, Young wrote in his claim.
Neil Young (76) is both a songwriter, vocalist and guitarist, and is considered one of rock’s most famous personalities.
Rogan’s podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” is made exclusively for Spotify. Today, it is one of the world’s largest podcasts.
There is one episode in particular of Rogan’s podcast about vaccines that provoked reactions from several people. 270 health workers and researchers asked Spotify to distance itself from misinformation and conspiracy theories on their platforms after the episode was published.
Since then, there has been great uncertainty about how Spotify would react.
On Wednesday, however, it became clear that the music streaming service has taken the threats seriously and is now working to remove his music.
So far, there has been no official statement from Spotify about the decision.
Neil Young has made another letter about the matter though. Her it is: