Neil Young’s music appears to have returned to Spotify.
The 76-year-old rocker made headlines last month after announcing that he’d removed his decades-long catalog of music from the streaming platform — an act in protest of Spotify’s podcast division, home of “The Joe Rogan Experience.”
Rogan’s podcast has been at the center of countless controversies to date, from COVID-19 vaccine denial to his recent use of the N-word on the show. Nevertheless, the contentious podcaster enjoys an audience of some 11 million thanks to Spotify’s platform.
Young had said that Spotify has a “responsibility to mitigate the spread of misinformation on its platform.”
The “Heart of Gold” singer continued, “I want you to let Spotify know immediately TODAY that I want all my music off their platform. 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.”
Young added, “They can have Neil Young or Rogan. Not Both.” And for a few weeks, it seemed that they’d chosen Rogan.
Now, his music has since mysteriously reappeared on Spotify, even after seeing a 38% boost in streaming via other platforms following the move.
The Post has reached out to the musician’s camp as well as Spotify for further comment.
Joni Mitchell, 78, soon joined her brother in folk. “Irresponsible people are spreading lies that are costing people their lives,” she said.
As of Tuesday, her music was on the platform, too, along with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, all of whom also threatened to remove their songs.
The Post has also reached out to reps for Mitchell as well as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.