Spotify pulls Neil Young music after artist's ultimatum
has announced that she will follow in
's footsteps and remove her music from Spotify in protest at the broadcast of a popular podcast accused of spreading falsehoods about
against the disease.
Mitchell, one of the most important voices of folk and
winner of eight Grammy Awards
, supported in a statement the almost 300 scientists who a few weeks ago warned
that it was allowing the dissemination of messages that "damage confidence" in research. medical.
"I have decided to remove all my music from
. Irresponsible people are spreading lies that are costing people's lives. I stand in solidarity with
and the global scientific and medical community," said the Canadian singer-songwriter on her website.
to withdraw her music catalog from the main streaming music platform comes on a very important day, as the artist should have received the Grammy Person of the Year award this Saturday in a ceremony that has had to be postponed. until April due to the coronavirus.
The singer-songwriter is an
eminence of popular music
thanks to albums like "Court and Spark" (1974), "The Hissing of Summer Lawns" (1975) and, above all, "Blue" (1971), a title that routinely listed among the best albums ever.
On Wednesday, Mitchell
's friend Neil Young
also pulled his music from
for the same reason.
has become the home of dangerous misinformation about
. Lies sold for money," Young denounced today, encouraging other musicians to distance themselves from the platform.
Earlier, the author of
had issued an ultimatum, demanding the removal of his music if
continued to broadcast
"The Joe Rogan Experience"
, which is considered the most popular podcast in the United States.
The show, offered exclusively on this platform after
for $100 million
in 2020 , has been repeatedly criticized for promoting coronavirus conspiracy theories and encouraging non-vaccination.
A letter signed by
270 American doctors and scientists
warned Spotify a few weeks ago that it was allowing the dissemination of messages that damage public confidence in scientific research and health recommendations.
The company defended that it has a responsibility to find a balance between "the safety of listeners and the freedom of creators" and recalled that since the start of the pandemic it has withdrawn more than 20,000 episodes of podcasts related to
in compliance of its content standards.
Conforms to The Trust Project criteria
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