Thursday, April 18, 2024

First Neil Young, Now Joni Mitchell Follows Her Pals Back to Spotify After Boycott


Joni Mitchell is back on Spotify.

The great singer songwriter took her music off in sympathy with Neil Young and Crosby, Stills & Nash. They were all protesting podcaster Joe Rogan spreading false information about COVID and the vaccine.

I told you the other day that C,S,N, & Y had jumped back on Spotify now that Rogan is not exclusive to the streaming service. I asked: did anyone tell Joni? Apparently, they finally did!

Now everyone is streaming, and making 50 cents for 1 million plays.

Joni’s biggest streaming songs are “Big Yellow Taxi” and “A Case of You.” But do yourself a favor. Here is the set up for The Asylum Years 1972-75, her absolute best work. Make Joni happy that she returned to Sodom and Gomorrah!

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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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