Spotify Updates Joe Rogan Policy as Neil Young Inspires Other Music Legends To Remove Songs

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Spotify replied to Joni Mitchell and Neil Young. Nils Lofgren‘s decision not to allow their music to be removed from the streaming site to protest Joe Rogan’s Sunday platforming. The company stated that it will provide a COVID-19 advisory on podcasts that discuss the pandemic. platform rules public. Young demanded that his record label and management remove Young’s music from Spotify, unless the streamer did something about it. Joe Rogan ExperienceEpisodes discussing skeptical views about COVID-19 vaccines, and spreading misinformation. Young was eventually kicked out by Spotify, which inspired other music icons to follow him.

Sunday Spotify CEO Daniel Ek claimedTheir platform policies were “in place for many years, but admittedly, we haven’t been transparent around the policies that guide our content more broadly.” He continued, “This, in turn, led to questions around their application to serious issues including COVID-19.”

Spotify continued to silence Rogan’s podcast controversy despite criticism. “became clear”Ek said that the company has an “obligation to do more to provide balance and access to widely-accepted information from the medical and scientific communities guiding us through this unprecedented time.”In response to the controversy, they have made the Platform Rules publicly available on Spotify.

The company will then add a “content advisory”Any podcast that discusses COVID-19. The advisory will advise listeners that Spotify has COVID-19 podcasts. COVID-19 HubThe podcast includes episodes with scientists, doctors, academics, international public health officials, and links to trusted resources. “This new effort to combat misinformation will roll out to countries around the world in the coming days. To our knowledge, this content advisory is the first of its kind by a major podcast platform,”Ek wrote.

Ek also stated that Spotify would make its platform rules more clear in its creator and publishing tools. “raise awareness around what’s acceptable and help creators understand their accountability for the content they post on our platform.”This will be in “addition to the terms that creators and publishers agree to governing their use of our services.”Spotify did not say what it would do if someone violated the Platform Rules. Rogan is also not mentioned.

Ek’s statement was made in response to the most vocal public outcry against Spotify and Rogan’s relationship thanks to Young. Warner Music removed the statement. “Heart of Gold”Spotify playlist, Mitchell, and Lofgren music were the next. “I’ve decided to remove all my music from Spotify,” Mitchell wroteShe made the statement via her website. “Irresponsible people are spreading lies that are costing people their lives. I stand in solidarity with Neil Young and the global scientific and medical communities on this issue.”