David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash request removal of their band recordings from Spotify

David Croby, Graham Nash and Stephen Stills asked their labels to remove their collective recordings from Spotify. In solidarity with their teammate Neil Youngand in support of stopping harmful misinformation about COVID-19, they have decided to remove their recordings from the streaming platform, including recordings of CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG, CROSBY, STILLS & NASH and CROSBY & NASHas good as Crosby‘sand Still imagesthe solo projects of. Nas has already begun the process of withdrawing his solo recordings.

In a unified statement, the band members commented, “We support Neil and we agree with him that there is dangerous misinformation being spread on Spotifyit is Joe Rogan Podcast. While we always appreciate alternative viewpoints, knowingly spreading misinformation during this global pandemic has deadly consequences. Until concrete steps are taken to show that concern for humanity must be balanced with commerce, we don’t want our music – or the music we’ve made together – to be on the same platform.”

Last month, Neil demanded that its catalog be removed from Spotify in response to “false vaccine information” “spread” on the platform via Joe Roganthe podcast of, “The Joe Rogan Experience”. Young issued an ultimatum, adding: “They may have Rogan Where Young. Not both.” Spotify announced a few days later that he would withdraw Youngof the music catalog from its platform.

In the days after Neil had his music from Spotify deleted, a handful of notable artists have pulled their music from the streaming giant, accusing the platform of spreading false information about the coronavirus via Roganthe podcast of.

Neilwife and acclaimed actress Daryl Hannah take from Twitter express criticism of Roganthe podcast of and the possible choice Spotify did regarding Neilis the ultimatum.

Daryl wrote: “sad to see some confuse censorship and free speech with the choice a private company has to decide what they profit from a podcaster is free to say what they want Just like Neil is free NOT to have their music on a platform that makes $$$ misinformation that harms people.”

In response, Rogan promised to “do my best, in the future, to balance things out”, while Spotify said it would add content notices to podcast episodes containing information about COVID-19. In about 10 minutes instagram video posted Monday, Rogan said he would “try harder to attract people with different opinions” on his show, which averages 11 million listeners per episode.

“The Joe Rogan Experience” has become a Spotify exclusive in 2020, when Rogan has signed a multi-year exclusive licensing agreement with the streaming giant.

Spotifygeneral manager of the company Daniel Eck defended Rogan in the past, including after an episode featuring the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones in 2020.

“We want creators to create” ek Recount The Financial Times at the time. “That’s what they do best. We’re not looking to play a part in what they should say.”


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