Crosby, Stills and Nash are back on Spotify, five months after the supergroup left the platform to protest the spread of Joe Rogan’s COVID misinformation. Group will donate streaming profits to COVID-19 charities for “at least one month” Board,
The musicians’ return to Spotify marks a quiet and relatively uncanny end to their protest, which has largely had the effect of boosting Rogan’s subscriber count, if the podcaster is to be believed. Crosby, Stills & Nash originally announced back in February that they would be pulling their music out in solidarity with occasional bandmate Neil Young, who kicked off a series of protests from Spotify’s artists when they removed their music. and published an open letter criticizing the company. Thickening support.
“I am doing this because Spotify is spreading fake information about vaccines – potentially causing the death of people who believe they are spreading misinformation,” Young said in a deleted post. Written in blog post.
Young, however, hasn’t returned to Spotify, and it makes for something strange with the return of Crosby, Stills, and Nash. While the trio’s songs are back on Spotify, their albums under the larger banner of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young contain several omissions: songs credited to Young are still unavailable to stream, such as Joni Mitchell. There are some songs written by, who are also opposing the platform.
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Due to the unavailability of Young and Mitchell’s music, only six of the 10 tracks on the album are available to play.
Crosby, Stills & Nash said back in February that they would not bring their music back to Spotify “unless genuine action is taken to show that a concern for humanity must be balanced with commerce.” But it doesn’t appear that the group has issued an updated statement to say whether Spotify has made changes to address its concerns.
Spotify has made some small changes since the protests began. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek pledges to spend $100 million on content from marginalized groups; The company began labeling podcasts discussing COVID-19; And Spotify published its content rules for the first time since ledge Received details of its narrow medical misinformation policy.
The company has also run damage control with at least one high-profile pair of content creators. After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle criticized the company over COVID-19 misinformation, Spotify worked with the couple’s production company to smooth things over and moved on to developing a show with Markle.