Neil Young deletes post demanding Spotify remove his music over Joe Rogan's vaccine claims
He accused Spotify of "spreading fake information about vaccines."
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Musician Neil Young on Tuesday deleted his post of a letter that directed his management team and record label to remove his music from Spotify over what he views as COVID misinformation spread by podcaster Joe Rogan.
"I want you to let Spotify know immediately TODAY that I want all my music off their platform," he wrote, Rolling Stone reports. "They can have Rogan or Young. Not both."
The part-time Crosby, Stills & Nash member accused Spotify of "spreading fake information about vaccines – potentially causing death to those who believe the disinformation being spread by them."
He noted that Rogan hosts "the world’s largest podcast" with an estimated 11 million listeners each episode.
"Spotify has a responsibility to mitigate the spread of misinformation on its platform, though the company presently has no misinformation policy," Young said, according to Rolling Stone.
Rogan signed a $100 million exclusive contract with Spotify in 2020.
The 76-year-old songwriter's music is still available on Spotify as of Tuesday evening. It is unclear why the post of the letter was deleted.
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