Spotify users are about to find out that the ties that bind Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young – aka, CSNY – remain quite strong.
David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash are following the lead of Neil Young and removing their group recordings from the embattled music streaming site
That means that listeners will not be able to hear CSNY, CSN or CN tracks on Spotify.
Crosby and Stills are also removing their solo recordings.
It’s the latest hit to the streaming site’s immense library. Other artists — such as Joni Mitchell and Peter Frampton — are also heading towards the exits after Spotify rejected Young’s demand to drop Joe Rogan’s controversial podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” because of what the rocker and many others cite as dangerous misinformation his is spreading about COVID-19 and vaccinations.
“In solidarity with their bandmate, Neil Young, and in support of stopping harmful misinformation about COVID, they have decided to remove their records from the streaming platform including the recordings of CSNY, CSN, and CN, as well as Crosby’s and Stills’ solo projects. Nash has already begun the process to take down his solo recordings,” according to a news release from the band.
Crosby, Stills and Nash issued the following statement about their decision:
“We support Neil and we agree with him that there is dangerous disinformation being aired on Spotify’s Joe Rogan podcast. While we always value alternate points of view, knowingly spreading disinformation during this global pandemic has deadly consequences. Until real action is taken to show that a concern for humanity must be balanced with commerce, we don’t want our music — or the music we made together — to be on the same platform.”
Spotify reportedly paid $100 million for the exclusive rights to Rogan’s popular podcast. His supporters include Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, singer Jewel and EDM star Kaskade.