The music of the 76-year-old man has been removed from Spotify after he protested the spread of Covid’s misinformation about Joe Rogan’s experience, is one of the platform’s most popular podcasts.
He was widely praised because the published an open letter since deleted to his manager and record label, saying, “With an estimated 11 million listeners per episode, [The Joe Rogan Experience], hosted exclusively on Spotify, is the world’s largest and most influential podcast.
“Spotify has a responsibility to minimize the spread of misinformation on its platform, even though the company does not currently have a misinformation policy.”
He added: “I want you to let Spotify know immediately TODAY that I want all my music off their platform… They can have Rogan or Young. Not both.”
Young said Rogan’s podcast was spreading “misinformation” about the Covid-19 vaccine that was “potentially fatal to people who believe the misinformation is being spread by them”.
After his music was removed from Spotify, SiriusXM returned Young’s music to its channel in the US.
“When you have the opportunity to showcase an iconic artist who is still at the peak of his creativity, don’t hesitate to do it again,” said Steve Blatter, Senior Vice President of SiriusXM and music program general manager, said in a statement.
Before that, it launched as a limited offering in December 2021.
In the UK, the following musician’s catalog can be heard on Apple Music.
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