Which celebrities have had their music removed from Spotify?

SINCE the 1960s, Neil Young has been known for his musical talent, his lyricism and his strong opinions.

On Monday, January 24, 2022, the 76-year-old singer demanded that Spotify remove his music from its platform in protest against a podcast the streaming service offers exclusively.


Neil Young is one of many musicians to have his music removed from Spotify

Which celebrities have had their music removed from Spotify?

Neil Young

Born November 12, 1945, Neil Young is a singer, musician and songwriter.

His musical career began in the 1960s, after moving to Los Angeles and joining a band.

With 27 Grammy nominations, Young has won two of the coveted awards.

Joni Mitchell

Born November 7, 1943, Joni Mitchell is a singer, songwriter and painter.

She is known for her intense lyricism, often focusing on social ideals and femininity.

Nils Lofgren

Born June 21, 1951, Nils Lofgren is a rock musician, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

He performs both as a solo artist and as a band member; having worked with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, Neil Young’s Crazy Horse and Grin.

India Arie

Born October 3, 1975, India Arie is a singer and songwriter.

With 23 Grammy nominations throughout her career, India Arie has won four of the awards.

She has sold over 10 million records worldwide.

Crosby, Stills and Nash

Crosby, Stills & Nash was a folk rock band consisting of David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash.

Neil Young has also appeared as a band member from time to time.


Los Angeles-based alternative rock band Failure were popular in the 1990s before reuniting in 2014.

Throughout their career, Failure has released six full albums, as well as five EPs.

What other celebrities have deleted content from Spotify?

Roxane Gay

Born October 15, 1974, Roxane Gay is a writer, teacher, editor and social commentator.

She is best known for her collection of essays titled Bad Feminist.

Gay has worked on a number of magazines, books and websites, and started the Hear To Slay podcast alongside Tressie McMillan Cottom in 2019.

Brene Brown

Born on November 18, 1965, Brené Brown is a professor-researcher, speaker, author and podcast host.

In 2010, Brown shot to fame following a TED talk she gave on the “power of vulnerability” and went on to publish several New York Times bestsellers.

She is also the host of two podcasts: Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead.

Mary Trump

Born May 3, 1965, Mary Trump is the niece of former President Donald Trump, and is both a psychologist and an author.

In 2020, she published a book about the Trump family: Too Much and Never Enough.

She is also the host of The Mary Trump Show, a political podcast.

Podcasters and musicians boycott Spotify


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Why are celebrities boycotting Spotify?

“They can have Rogan or Young. Not both,” Neil Young wrote in a now-deleted letter posted to his home address. website.

The Rogan in question is one of Spotify’s most popular podcasters, Joe Rogan.

Due to Rogan’s views on the Covid-19 pandemic, science, vaccinations and race; a large number of celebrities have started deleting their music and other content from the streaming platform.

“I am doing this because Spotify is spreading false information about vaccines – potentially causing the death of those who believe the misinformation is being spread by them,” Young wrote.

His request came just days after a open letter to spotify was released by a group of more than 260 scientists, medical professionals and professors, advising the service of the detrimental effects that misleading information about the pandemic can have on the public.

“…the [Joe Rogan Experience] has a disturbing history of spreading misinformation, particularly regarding the COVID-19 pandemic,” the letter read.

“This is not just a scientific or medical concern; it is a sociological issue of devastating proportions and Spotify is responsible for allowing this activity to thrive on its platform,” the letter continued.

Singer and podcaster India Arie added to the speech, writing: ‘I believe in freedom of speech. However, I find Joe Rogan problematic for reasons OTHER than his Covid interviews… THIS IS ALSO his language around race’ , via instagram.

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