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Crosby, Stills & Nash want their music removed from Spotify


Crosby, Stills & Nash in concert during 10th Annual Music Midtown Festival – Day 2 – Crosby, Stills & Nash In Concert at Midtown Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

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The estranged Crosby, Stills & Nash have reunited in an effort to withdraw their music from SpotifyIn solidarity with Neil Young, a former bandmate.

Young with the support of his recording studio pulled his musicLast week, the streaming platform was removed from Spotify following allegations that Joe Rogan (Spotify’s top podcaster) had been spreading misinformation about coronavirus vaccinations.

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“We support Neil, we agree that there is dangerous misinformation being broadcast on Spotify’s Joe Rogan,” Graham Nash and Stephen Stills said in a jointly shared statement on Crosby’s twitter account.

We value all points of views, but spreading false information during this pandemic is dangerous. The trio stated that until real actions are taken to ensure commerce and humanity is balanced, they don’t want their music (or the music we created together) to share the same platform.

CNBC did not receive a response from Spotify immediately to our request for comment.

Rogan was accused by medical experts of having committed crimes. repeatedly spread conspiracy theories about Covid-19. Spotify was also criticised for hosting these episodes. In a deal worth over $100 million, it bought exclusive streaming rights for “The Joe Rogan Experience”.

Last month, there were 270 doctors wrote an open letter to the streaming giant asking it to take action against Rogan’s podcast, accusing the company of broadcasting misinformation.

Young appealed to fellow artists for support. Nils Lofgren and Joni Mitchell have also asked Spotify to remove their songs.

The efforts have caused Spotify to add content advisories to any material mentioning Covid-19. For more information, it will direct users to the public health websites.

The streamer, however, has remained loyal to Rogan’s show which is listened to by millions. Rogan expressed gratitude to Spotify this week in an address about the controversy.

Rogan said that Spotify had been supportive throughout the process and that he was very sorry for what happened to him. 

Rogan stated that he was open to changes, including booking more mainstream professionals after meeting with controversial experts and more research into certain subjects. 

Spotify will report its earnings on Wednesday after the bell.

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