Sunday, June 16, 2024

Spotify Revolt: Joni Mitchell Says She Stands with Neil Young, Will Remove Her Music from Streaming Service


I’ve decided to remove all my music from Spotify. Irresponsible people are spreading lies that are costing people their lives. I stand in solidarity with Neil Young and the global scientific and medical communities on this issue. Joni Mitchell

Neil Young’s old friend and fellow Canadian, Joni Mitchell, has come out swinging in solidarity with him. Joni says she wants all her music off Spotify, too. Forget Barry Manilow! Joni is incensed by Joe Rogan’s disinformation campaign on the streaming service and won’t stand by idly while it’s promoted.

Joni has also offered up a link today to a letter from dozens of scientists addressed to Spotify called

A call from the global scientific and medical communities to implement a misinformation policy

This is significant. Now it’s time for more celebrated and revered rock, pop, and R&B stars to follow Joni and Neil. Bravo, Joni!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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