We all know the 76-year-old was the first to remove his music from Spotify, due to his beliefs that Joe Rogan was spreading COVID-19 vaccine “misinformation” on his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience.
Now, it appears that Young has a bone to pick with Daniel Ek, and not Joe Rogan.
According to the New York Post, the singer said on his website, the Neil Young Archives Times-Contrarian:
“In our communication age, misinformation is the problem. Ditch the misinformers. To the musicians and creators in the world, I say this: You must be able to find a better place than SPOTIFY to be the home of your art.
To the workers at SPOTIFY, I say Daniel Ek is your big problem– not Joe Rogan. Get out of that place before it eats up your soul.”
“The only goals stated by Ek are about numbers– not art, not creativity. Notice that Ek never mentions the medical professionals who started this conversation.
You and I need to lead… join me as I move my money away from the damage causers or you will unintentionally be one of them.
You have the power to change the world… We can do it together. Your grandchildren will thank you in history.”
Of course, Rogan posted a video after Young’s music was removed, saying he had no intentions to piss people off, and simply wanted to have a number of conversations from varying opinions.
He even noted that he was a Neil Young fan.
Needless to say, Neil Young doesn’t sound like he’s letting this go anytime soon…