Crosby, Stills & Nash have returned to Spotify after a five-month boycott. The group and its members introduced in February that they had been becoming a member of Neil Younger’s protest in opposition to the platform—citing misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines—and their catalogs principally disappeared quickly after. Now, Graham Nash says in an announcement that Spotify has “taken a constructive step by including a Covid content material advisory to podcasts that embody a dialog about Covid, directing listeners to a Covid data hub.” The group will donate income from its first month again on Spotify to charity, in accordance with the assertion.
Younger first demanded Spotify take away his music from the platform in January this yr. He known as out the Joe Rogan Expertise podcast, which docs have repeatedly urged Spotify to censor. “They will have [Joe] Rogan or Younger,” he mentioned. “Not each.”
Younger was quickly joined by Joni Mitchell, Loopy Horse’s Nils Lofgren, India.Arie, Graham Nash, and later Stephen Stills and David Crosby, who all eliminated giant parts of their catalogs. On the time, the trio mentioned, “We assist Neil and we agree with him that there’s harmful disinformation being aired on Spotify’s Joe Rogan podcast.” They look like the primary of the high-profile departures to return to the platform.