Sunday, April 2

Neil Young asks Spotify employees to resign | Digital Trends Spanish

A few days ago, Canadian musician Neil Young decided to remove his music from Spotify’s catalog after the audio streaming giant refused to suspend Joe Rogan’s podcast.

Now, the composer’s attack on the company added a new chapter after he asked Spotify employees to resign from the company.

In fact, the 76-year-old artist wrote on his website that Swedish label CEO Daniel Ek “is his big problem, not Joe Rogan. Ek pulls the strings”.

“Get out of that place before I eat your soul. Ek’s only stated goals are numbers, not art, not creativity.”

In the same letter, Young told musicians and creators to find a better place to spread their art, as, in his words, “Spotify is not a good way to go.”

It should be remembered that the company refused to withdraw the podcast The Joe Rogan Experiencewhich has become famous for spreading unsupported theories as well as suggesting that young people not get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Other artists, in addition to Neil Young, have criticized this unclear and irresponsible attitude of audio streaming, which has preferred to keep the controversial space of Rogan, former athlete and comedian, in its catalog.

A few days ago, Daniel Ek pointed out that the company does not review the content addressed by the Joe Rogan program and that removing it from the platform would be an attack on the creative freedom that they defend.

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