Neil Young, who recently pulled his music from Spotify after accusing podcaster Joe Rogan of spreading misinformation about Covid vaccines, has now asked the music streaming service’s employees to leave before the company “eats their souls.”
In a new letter posted on his Neil Young Archives website, Young wrote, “In our communication age, misinformation is the problem. Ditch the misinformers. Find a good clean place to support with your monthly checks. You have the real power. Use it.”
Young also slammed the Swedish company’s CEO Daniel Ek for Spotify’s alleged practices of underpaying artists and allowing top podcaster Joe Rogan to promote misinformation.
“To the workers at SPOTIFY, I say Daniel Ek is your big problem – not Joe Rogan. Ek pulls the strings. Get out of that place before it eats up your soul,” he advised. “The only goals stated by EK are about numbers – not art, not creativity.”
In an episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” guest Dr. Robert Malone claimed mask-wearing had induced something called “mass formation psychosis” in American society just as during the rise of Nazi Germany and that people were “hypnotized” into believing facts about COVID-19.
Following Young, all of his Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young bandmates, including Graham Nash, David Crosby and Stephen Stills pulled their music from the service.
“We support Neil and we agree with him that there is dangerous disinformation being aired on Spotify’s Joe Rogan podcast,” the band saidin a joint statement. “While we always value alternate points of view, knowingly spreading disinformation during this global pandemic has deadly consequences.”
They added, “Until real action is taken to show that a concern for humanity must be balanced with commerce, we don’t want our music – or the music we made together – to be on the same platform.”
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