Spotify has begun removing music by Neil Young after the rock star called for the streaming platform to choose between him and podcaster Joe Rogan.
Accusing him of Covid misinformation, Young told Spotify this week: “They can have Rogan or Young. Not both.”
Rogan has been criticised for interviewing an infectious disease specialist who opposes Covid-19 vaccines for children.
Spotify said it “regrets” the move and hopes he returns to the platform soon.
He also thanked his record label, Warner Brothers-owned Reprise Records, for supporting his decision, saying that around 60% of all of his streamed music comes from Spotify listeners.
“Thank you Warner Brothers for standing with me and taking the hit – losing 60% of my worldwide streaming income in the name of Truth,” he wrote online.