Major Blow to Neil Young’s Spotify Protest Against Joe Rogan as Bandmates Take a Shocking U-Turn

Published 07/04/2022, 1:00 PM EDT

Joe Rogan is a well-known comedian and popular podcaster. His podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, took the world by storm and became a global hit, with millions of fans tuning in. Rogan has also come under the fire for spreading misinformation regarding the pandemic, with music bands pulling off their music from Spotify. But to everyone’s surprise, Crosby, Stills & Nash’s music returned to Spotify recently.

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Joe Rogan was accused of spreading misinformation regarding the pandemic in his podcast episodes, which aired on Spotify. People criticized Rogan for not doing his due diligence while researching the topic. Famous musician Neil Young protested against Rogan by removing his music from Spotify earlier this year.

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This inspired the famous music supergroup – Crosby, Stills & Nash to remove their music as well. The group members – David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash – are good friends with Neil Young and have produced countless songs together. But according to Billboard, their music is available on Spotify as of July 2.

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This comes after the comments made by them in February 2022. The group commented, “We support Neil, and we agree with him that there is dangerous disinformation being aired on Spotify’s Joe Rogan podcast. While we always value alternate points of view, knowingly spreading disinformation during this global pandemic has deadly consequences. 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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Joe Rogan’s podcast initially started with YouTube before shifting to Spotify in 2020.

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Rogan announced on his Instagram that he would be shifting the podcast to Spotify on September 1, 2020. Although no official figures have been disclosed about this deal, according to Wall Street Journal, this deal was worth at least $100 million.

Rogan also mentioned that Spotify would have no creative control over his episodes, and this shift would not affect the show in any way. Contrary to popular opinion, Rogan has substantially grown his following after shifting to Spotify.

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Devyanshu Rout is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. This sports fanatic was introduced to the UFC after the infamous Mcgregor vs Diaz fight. He has been a super-fan ever since and even began practicing the sport.

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