Crosby, Stills & Nash Music returns to Spotify – Billboard

Crosby, Stills & Nash music can be streamed on Spotify again, five months after David Crosby, Graham Nash and Stephen Stills asked their labels to remove their recordings in support of Neil Young’s decision to leave the streaming service .

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Their music is available via Spotify from Saturday July 2nd. CSN will donate proceeds from streams to COVID-19 charities for at least a month, source says Billboard.

In February, the band members commented, “We support Neil and agree with him that there is dangerous misinformation being spread on Spotify’s Joe Rogan Podcast. While we always appreciate alternative viewpoints, knowingly spreading misinformation during this global pandemic has deadly consequences. Until concrete steps are taken to show that caring for humanity must be balanced with commerce, we don’t want our music – or the music we’ve made together – to be on the same platform. .

Nash previously shared a statement in which he said he “completely agrees[s] and support[s] my friend Neil Young.

The dispute between Young and Spotify began when Young published an open letter on January 24 asking that his catalog be removed from the streaming service due to COVID-19 and vaccine misinformation spread by Joe Rogan, whose Joe Rogan Experience podcast is exclusive to Spotify.

In response, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek released a statement at the time saying the streaming service would introduce a notice on podcasts that discuss COVID-19. Meanwhile, Rogan posted a 10-minute video on Instagram, in which he said he was “not trying to promote misinformation” with his podcast, and opted to bring in vaccine skeptics such as the Dr. Robert Malone and Dr. Peter McCullough as guests” to hear their opinion.

“I had them turned on and because of that, those episodes in particular were branded as dangerous — they contained dangerous misinformation,” Rogan said, adding that he “will do my best to try and balance those views. more controversial with other people”. perspectives so maybe we can find a better vantage point.

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