Joni Mitchell’s Music Back On Spotify As She Supports Neil Young’s Return

Joni Mitchell’s Music Back On Spotify As She Supports Neil Young’s Return | Society Of Rock Videos

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Joni Mitchell’s music has quietly reappeared on Spotify after a two-year absence, following in the footsteps of Neil Young’s recent decision to end his protest against the platform.

Mitchell grabbed headlines when she stood alongside Neil Young in protest against Spotify’s exclusive deal to host The Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Young issued a straightforward ultimatum: it’s either him or Rogan, not both.

Controversy surrounded Rogan due to his contentious remarks on topics like COVID-19 and vaccines, prompting criticism for spreading misinformation. Mitchell expressed her support for Young and the scientific community’s stance against such misinformation.

With Rogan’s lucrative contract now expired, The Joe Rogan Experience is available on other platforms like Apple and Amazon. Young was the first to return to Spotify, and now, Mitchell has quietly followed suit.

Young’s return to Spotify was met with a mix of resignation and skepticism. He voiced concerns about other platforms, like Apple and Amazon, also hosting content with misinformation. This highlights the dilemma artists face in navigating platforms hosting controversial content.

Rogan didn’t take Young’s return lightly. Addressing Young’s decision on his podcast, Rogan sarcastically commented on Young’s ethical stance, suggesting inconsistency.

In this unfolding story of streaming platforms, artist boycotts, and ethical considerations, Joni Mitchell’s return to Spotify reflects the nuanced interplay between artistry and principles in the digital age. As the industry grapples with issues of misinformation and artistic expression, the choices made by influential figures like Mitchell and Young continue to shape the landscape of music streaming.

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