Neil Young Announces Return To Spotify After Boycott Over Joe Rogan

Neil Young has announced that he is returning to Spotify more than two years after boycotting the streaming platform, alleging the spread of vaccine misinformation on "The Joe Rogan Experience" podcast. In January 2022, Young wrote to Spotify, urging them to pull his catalog from the service. "My decision comes as music services Apple and…

Neil Young Announces Return To Spotify After Boycott Over Joe Rogan

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Neil Young has announced that he is returning to Spotify more than two years after boycotting the streaming platform, alleging the spread of vaccine misinformation on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast.

In January 2022, Young wrote to Spotify, urging them to pull his catalog from the service.

“My decision comes as music services Apple and Amazon have started serving the same disinformation podcast features I had opposed at Spotify,” he said in a statement posted on his Neil Young Archives website.

“I have returned to Spotify, in sincere hopes that Spotify sound quality will improve and people will be able to hear and feel all the music as we made it,” Young added.

Young, a longtime advocate of high-resolution audio, expressed hope that Spotify will “turn to Hi Res as the answer and serve all the music to everyone. Spotify, you can do it! Really be #1 in all ways. You have the music and listeners!!!! Start with a limited Hi res tier and build from there!”

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