Joni Mitchell and Neil Young leave Spotify

31 January 2022

Veteran singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has joined Neil Young in asking Spotify to remove her catalogue from the music streaming service, in response to concerns the company is playing a part in spreading misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines to combat the virus, through some of the podcasts they host, including The Joe Rogan Experience.

On Friday, the singer-songwriter posted a statement, titled “I Stand With Neil Young!”, to her website announcing the decision. “I’ve decided to remove all my music from Spotify. Irresponsible people are spreading lies that are costing people their lives,” Mitchell wrote. “I stand in solidarity with Neil Young and the global scientific and medical communities on this issue.”

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