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Neil Young takes aim at Spotify’s CEO and major financial institutions

FILE PHOTO: A smartphone and a headset are seen in front of a screen projection of Spotify logo, in this picture illustration taken April 1, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

In demonstrations against coronavirus disinformation and climate change, singer-songwriter Neil Young has requested employees of Spotify Technology SA to resign, as well as urged people to withdraw their money from large American banks.

The news: In response to criticism of U.S. podcaster Joe Rogan, who has courted controversy with his opinions about COVID-19 vaccines and his use of racial slurs, Young issued a statement on his website criticising the music streaming platform’s chief executive officer, Daniel Ek, saying he was the actual problem.

  • The top-rated podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience” is available on Spotify.
  • “In our communication age, misinformation is the problem. Ditch the misinformers,” Young said in the statement.
  • Last month, the rock artiste removed his content from the streaming platform after claiming that his music was being played on the same platform as Rogan’s podcast due to what he claimed was false vaccine information.
  • Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, guitarist Nils Lofgren, and best-selling American professor and author Brene Brown were among those who followed suit.
  • Young also urged people to take their money out of international banks such as JPMorgan Chase & Co, Citigroup Inc, Bank of America Corp, and Wells Fargo & Co, which he referred to as “damage causers” for backing fossil fuels.
  • Rogan has apologised for the racial remarks as well as the COVID vaccine scandal.
  • Young’s remarks came only one day after Ek assured his employees that, while he denounced Rogan’s obscenities, the company would not silence him.
  • Addressing employees of the music platform, Young said: “I say Daniel Ek is your big problem – not Joe Rogan. Get out of that place before it eats up your soul.”
  • Young also challenged his fellow musicians and artists to expand their horizons.
  • Last week, the platform’s market worth was wiped out by more than $2 billion due to the controversy around COVID disinformation.
  • Any episode that discusses the coronavirus will receive a “content advisory,” according to the firm.
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