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Neil Young roasted for plugging into Amazon Music after leaving Spotify for Joe Rogan

Neil Young, the Canadian-American singer-songwriter who pulled his music from streaming platform Spotify to host controversial podcaster Joe Rogan, decided to promote his music on Amazon Music instead.

Mr Young, 76, claimed on his website last week that Spotify had become “a very damaging force” for “potentially deadly Covid misinformation”.

“I realized that I could not continue to support Spotify’s potentially deadly misinformation to the music-loving public.

“Before I announced to my friends at Warner Bros my desire to leave the Spotify platform, my own legal forces reminded me that contractually I had no control over my music to do so. I announced that I I was leaving anyway, because I knew it. I was ready to do everything I could and more just to make sure it happened,” he wrote.

Mr Rogan has since said he would “try harder to get people with different opinions” on his popular Spotify-exclusive podcast, while the platform’s CEO Daniel Ek said in a post. blog post that the service was working on a content warning for podcasts that deal with Covid. -19.

As Mr. Young pulled his music from one of the biggest streaming platforms, the musician added that “many other platforms – Amazon, Apple and Qobuz, to name a few – are featuring my music today. ‘today in all its hi-res glory’. .

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The remarks preceded him in promoting his songs on Amazon Music on Twitter on Friday, when he said the company was “leading the pack” when it came to high-res audio.

However, given that Amazon is not without its own controversies – namely being owned by one of the richest people in the world with an affinity for phallic spacecraft, and being the subject of numerous reports of bad practices work – and so Twitter wasn’t too happy with the promo:

Something tells us that leaving a problematic streaming platform and supporting another problematic platform isn’t exactly music to people’s ears…

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