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Neil Young promotes Amazon music by Jeff Bezos after leaving Spotify – Deadline

A day after Neil Young’s music left Spotify, the “Heart of Gold” singer shows nothing but love for Jeff Bezos’ Amazon Music.

That is to say, big free trial love and a solid middle finger for Spotify.

After asking earlier this week for his songs to leave the Swedish music streamer if Spotify continues to support Joe Rogan’s “spreading misinformation” about Covid vaccines, Young took to social media this afternoon to make Praise Amazon Music and Give Relocation Fans a Good Deal:

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The idea for the nearly 120-day free trial period came after Young reached out to Amazon, a well-placed source confirms to Deadline.

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Young’s entire extensive catalog spanning over 50 years has been on Amazon Music for some time, but this dust with Spotify and its $100 million podcaster Rogan certainly puts a very big spotlight on that fact for fans and followers of Science.

“They can have Rogan or Young. Not both,” the rocker wrote in an open letter. “I’m doing this because Spotify is spreading misinformation about vaccines – potentially causing the death of those who believe the misinformation is being spread by them.”

While Young’s albums have all disappeared from Spotify, songs by his former bands Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young remain on the subscription music service.

Amazon Music isn’t Spotify’s only competitor wanting to get into Neil Young’s business. Apple Music has been monitoring Spotify and touting itself as Neil Young’s home since yesterday.

Young is used to talking about how and where his music is used. During the presidential push in 2020, he filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Donald Trump’s campaign against the president using Young’s songs at rallies. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer bristled at Trump’s use of “Rockin’ in the Free World,” “Like a Hurricane” and “Cowgirl in the Sand” at Trump’s Mount Rushmore rally this year- the.

In 2015, Young objected to the Trump campaign’s use of one of those same songs when the then-reality TV host announced his presidential campaign. “Donald Trump was not permitted to use ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ in his presidential candidacy announcement,” read a statement from Young’s representatives at the time. “Neil Young, a Canadian citizen, is a supporter of Bernie Sanders for President of the United States of America.”

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