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Joni Mitchell removes music from Spotify over vaccine misinformation

FILE PHOTO: Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell arrives on the purple carpet of the forty fourth Kennedy Middle Honors, on the John F. Kennedy Middle for the Performing Arts in Washington, U.S, December 5, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has introduced that she’s going to take away her music from Spotify, following the lead of Neil Younger in protesting the favored streaming service giving voice to misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.

Mitchell acted within the aftermath of Wednesday’s announcement by Spotify and Younger that the platform would take away his music following the singer-songwriter’s objection to his songs enjoying on the identical service that provides a podcast by outstanding vaccine skeptic Joe Rogan.

“I’ve determined to take away all my music from Spotify,” Mitchell mentioned in assertion printed on her web site. “Irresponsible persons are spreading lies which might be costing folks their lives. I stand in solidarity with Neil Younger and the worldwide scientific and medical communities on this problem.”

Younger earlier within the week posted a letter on his web site addressed to his supervisor and his document label demanding that Spotify no longer carry his music, writing, “They’ll have Rogan or Younger. Not each.” The letter was later deleted from the positioning.

Rogan is the host of the top-rated podcast on Spotify.

Rogan, who started his profession as a slapstick comedian, has lengthy stirred controversy together with his views on the pandemic, authorities mandates and COVID-19 vaccines. Rogan has questioned the necessity for these vaccines on his present and mentioned he used ivermectin, an anti-parasite drug that has no confirmed profit in opposition to COVID-19.

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