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JOE ROGAN: Joni Mitchell joins Neil Young in pulling songs from Spotify about COVID-19 misinformation

Joni Mitchell, seen here in 2018, said she chose to remove her catalog from Spotify because “irresponsible people are spreading lies.” (Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for the Music Center)

(Hill) – Canadian musician Joni Mitchell said in a statement on Friday that she supports Neil Young, whose songs were removed from Spotify earlier this week after an ultimatum to the streaming service. online and said that she also wants her music removed from the platform.

“I have decided to remove all my music from Spotify. Irresponsible people are spreading lies that are costing people their lives. I stand in solidarity with Neil Young and the global medical and scientific community on this issue, “Mitchel speak.

She has about 3.7 million monthly listeners, according to her Spotify page.

“Irresponsible people are spreading lies that are costing people their lives,” Mitchell (seen here in 1968) wrote in a message shared on his website. her on Thursday. “I stand with Neil Young and the global medical and scientific community on this issue.” Central Press / Getty Images)

The announcement comes as Spotify earlier this week removed Young’s music after he offered the music streaming service an ultimatum to choose between his music or Joe Rogan’s podcast, which he says is “spreading fake information about vaccines”.

“I want you to notify Spotify immediately TODAY that I want all my music off their platform. They may have [Joe] Rogan or Young. Not both,” Young said in a letter to his management team and record label.

Earlier this month, 270 healthcare professionals signed a open letter asked to develop an anti-misinformation policy based on the podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience,” calling Rogan’s ideas “fantasy” and “unsupported by science.”

The podcast host has publicly stated that he is not vaccinated and will not be vaccinated, and has taken the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin, which health officials have warned against as a treatment. COVD-19, when he tested positive for the virus.

Spotify said in a statement Earlier this week, the company regretted Young’s decision but said it wanted to strike a balance between “safety for listeners and freedom for creators”.

“We want all of the world’s music and audio content to be available to Spotify users. A Spotify spokesperson told The Hill in a statement Wednesday that it has a huge responsibility to balance both listener safety and creator freedom.

“We have a detailed content policy, and we’ve removed more than 20,000 episodes of COVID-19-related podcasts since the start of the pandemic,” the statement added. “We regret Neil’s decision to remove his music from Spotify, but hope to welcome him back soon.”

Hill has reached out to Spotify for comment.

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