Jan 28, 2022
By Christine Ross
Neil Young severed ties with Spotify this week, but for Canadian listeners, many of his classic songs are still streaming on the platform.
Heart of Gold, Harvest Moon and Rockin’ in the Free World are just a few of Young’s tracks that remain on Spotify Canada nearly two days after a massive takedown of his music.
Earlier this week, the 76-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter gave the streaming giant an ultimatum — remove his music if they continued to allow podcaster Joe Rogan to spread misinformation about the COVID vaccine on his show The Joe Rogan Experience.
Spotify, which has a multi-year distribution agreement with Rogan, granted Young’s request on Wednesday and within hours began taking down his albums.