Booze and News: Spotify Deletes Neil Young’s Discography After Joe Rogan Ultimatum

Legendary songwriter Neil Young’s music has been removed from streaming giant Spotify following the platform’s exclusive partnership with controversial podcaster Joe Rogan.

The Buffalo Springfield star had previously sent a letter to Spotify’s bosses regarding Mr Rogan’s podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, which has been slated by medical experts and scientists for spreading false information about the Covid-19 vaccine.

Spotify then confirmed that Mr Young’s discography would be taken down from the platform. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter a spokesperson said: “We want all the world’s music and audio content to be available to Spotify users, with that comes great responsibility in balancing both safety for listeners and freedom for creators.

“We regret Neil’s decision to remove his music from Spotify, but hope to welcome him back soon.”

On 24th January Mr Young posted a statement on his website requesting that his record label and management team immediately look into the matter.

The Grammy award-winning songwriter wrote: “I am doing this because Spotify is spreading fake information about vaccines – potentially causing death to those who believe the disinformation being spread by them. Please act on this immediately today and keep me informed of the time schedule. I want all my music off their platform. They can have (Joe) Rogan or Young. Not both.” as reported by Rolling Stone.

Original Source: Music Week

Four Crooks instil anthem after anthem in latest EP ‘Black Magic’

One good thing out of lockdown is that musicians all across the globe have turned their creative juices into something positive. Four Crooks did exactly that too. Gathering their thoughts and talents together in a remote farmhouse to write and produce their new EP ‘Black Magic‘, the 3 track EP is a refreshing release that captures a youthful band destined for stardom.

Situated somewhere in between the attitude of The Black Keys and early Arctic Monkeys, the record takes centre stage and showcases a band that use their music as a sort of escapism.

Black Magic‘ is led by the first track of the same name, and describes feelings of addiction. A warning and a celebration of everything that can take hold of all your senses, the first single is an elevating tune that captures Four Crook’s youth.

Feel Alright‘ talks about walking out of a difficult relationship with your head held high, while EP-closer ‘Paranoia‘ is a hard-hitting number that describes how it feels to be trapped with anxiety and doubt.

Four Crooks are stating that rock and roll is far from over, it just has a refreshing new face.


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