Friday, May 24, 2024

Spotify Canceled: David Crosby Says He’s Gotten Record Label and Owner of Catalog to Remove All His Music


Singer songwriter David Crosby joined Neil Young and Joni Mitchell in wanting his music off Spotify.

But Crosby had sold the rights to his catalog and didn’t have control over his music. He lamented that but said he stood with his friends. Graham Nash and Stephen Stills did the same thing. They, and India Arie, have spoken out against Spotify because of the Joe Rogan podcast that is anti-science.

Now Crosby says his record company BMG and Iconic Music have agreed to pull all his music from the streaming service.

“I am proud of both of them,” he writes, “they did not have to do that.”

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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