Neil Young showdown with Spotify

#SpotifyDeleted Trending Amid the Platform’s Neil Young Dilemma

Joe Rogan and Neil Young Photographer: Michael S. Schwartz; Gary Miller/Getty Images

(Bloomberg) --Some seem to be backing Neil Young in removing themselves from Spotify.

By Luke McGrath
Jan 27, 2022, 9:30 PM – Updated on Jan 27, 2022, 9:30 PM
Word Count: 288
#SpotifyDeleted was trending on Twitter Thursday as many claimed to be ditching the streaming service in the wake of Young’s spat with the company.

Earlier in the week the singer raised concerns that Joe Rogan, a podcaster on the platform, is spreading vaccine misinformation. “They can have Rogan or Young. Not both,” Young wrote in a letter to his record company and management team.

Young and his hit songs such as “Old Man” and “Heart of Gold” are now being removed.

Read More: Spotify Removes Neil Young’s Music After Joe Rogan Ultimatum

I’m deleting @Spotify. You should too. Vaccine disinformation is not cool. #DeleteSpotify #Spotifydeleted

— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) January 27, 2022
Goodbye @Spotify. You’ve chosen profits and greed over science, ethics and doing the right thing. #cancelspotify #Spotifydeleted #SpotifyPremium

— AngryBoomer (@stevelpetty) January 27, 2022
The hashtag was the number three trend on Twitter in the U.S. around 2:20 p.m. New York time and had over 6,000 tweets. To be sure, not all tweets that used the phrase were specifically supporting Neil Young or actually deleting Spotify.

The “Joe Rogan Experience” is Spotify’s most popular podcast with Spotify striking a deal with Rogan in 2020 worth more than $100 million, bringing the lucrative show exclusively to its service.

By Thursday morning SiriusXM announced the return of Neil Young Radio.

Read More: Spotify Soars After Joe Rogan, Wrapped Feature Build Buzz


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  • Marco Savio Savio says:

    As fast as Spotify can soar they can crash….no-one in their right mind wants this kind of media
    attention, especially when your success is linked to global numbers using the service. People are fickle, it’s a shark pond out there.

  • Jacobus Strydom says:

    I cannot help but wonder if these critics actually made the effort and took the time to listen to these podcasts they so happily condemn? The interview with the mRNA vaccine inventor lasted 3 hours, and was incredibly insightful but in the world of little tweets that’s probably asking way to much.

    And oh the irony – Quoting from the article: “— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) January 27, 2022
    Goodbye @Spotify. You’ve chosen profits and greed over science, ethics and doing the right thing.” This happens to be exactly the same accusations levelled against pharma companies – tragically it seems we’ve become so hopelessly polarised, one side can’t even (or don’t want to) hear the other.

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