As Twitchy reported Monday, Neil Young posted a letter on his website demanding that music streaming service Spotify remove his music from the service because it also hosts Joe Rogan’s podcast, and Rogan was spreading “false information about vaccines.” “They can have Rogan or Young … not both,” he wrote. Spotify has agreed to Young’s terms and has been deleting his catalog.
JUST IN – Neil Young's music will be removed from Spotify after objecting to Joe Rogan's podcast. https://t.co/DXOZe8n1I4
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) January 26, 2022
A real “where were you?” moment in history. https://t.co/vgO8NNgvHC
— John 'pro-norms' Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) January 26, 2022
— Physics Geek (@physicsgeek) January 26, 2022
I thought he sold the rights to his music.
— Jay (@pxystick) January 26, 2022
Young has since deleted the letter from his website, and Donald Trump Jr. is pretty sure it’s because Young did sell the rights to his catalog.
So Neil Young pulled his letter to Spotify because it seems he doesn’t even own his music portfolio anymore & therefore has no control. That checks out because he was in our offices a decade ago trying to sell it. We passed! I know because I think I took this pic in DJTs office! pic.twitter.com/2cwYng8q0L
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 26, 2022
Slam dunk 😂
— MM (@MambaOut) January 26, 2022
That is hilarious 🤣
— Grace Stammen (@stammen_grace) January 26, 2022
Neil’s stunt has to be the greatest “self own” ever
— OmarComin (@sanz1818) January 26, 2022
Aren’t the actual owners of the catalog objecting to Spotify kicking Neil Young music to the curb?
— Name can't be blank (@stinasdad) January 26, 2022
“Specifically, Rogan enjoys an average of over 11 million listeners per episode, with some hitting as high as 40 million, while Young attracts 6 million listeners per month in comparison.”
— Larry (Taylors Version) Lovestein (@larrygetslost) January 26, 2022
Time for me to subscribe to Spotify. Finally a company not caving to the cult.
— retirementplan77 (@retirem52024903) January 26, 2022
Hope Neil Young will remember
— Aszarkarias (@aszarkarias) January 26, 2022
Neil Young should remember, Spotify don't need him around anyhow.
Ironic that such a campion of 60s and 70s liberal values like free speech and choice has become everything he fought against as a younger man.
— TheBigOldDog (@TheBigOldDog) January 26, 2022
Well that backfired.
Future historians will remain puzzled as to why a former champion of the progressive movement chose to destroy his waning career by advocating for the suppression of free speech.
— Ođinn (@VaterOdinn) January 26, 2022
— Andrew “Drew” or / Andy (@andrew_just) January 26, 2022
— ₮hΞ Ⓒrypto ₮hΞr₳pist (@kirkdesoto) January 26, 2022
We did it. We finally found the kryptonite for the boomers. It's Joe Rogan. We're free. https://t.co/IQfripbmlW
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) January 26, 2022
Slippery slope here. Next it’s Emerson Lake and Palmer, then Poco, then Grand Funk Railroad. Soon the playlists at Boomer weddings are nothing but Freebird over and over.
— Whiplash (@smitty927) January 26, 2022
@joerogan Now please do something about the Eagles. You're our only hope.
— Grouchy Mars (@GrouchyMars) January 26, 2022
It was never in question which man Spotify would pick if it were to entertain Young’s ultimatum.
Neil Young says that Spotify can have his music or Joe Rogan’s podcast, but not both https://t.co/UhGf18NFAp
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 25, 2022