Neil Young Partners with Amazon Music for Free Subscription Promo – The Hollywood Reporter

Neil Young is ready to leave Spotify in the past and bring his fans with him.

Young fans will now be able to get a free four-month subscription to Amazon Music using a link created specifically for young people. The offer will be available for one week, starting on Friday.

“Amazon has been ahead of the pack in bringing its Hi-Res to the masses, and it’s a great place to enjoy my entire catalog in the highest quality available,” the artist, who previously spoke about his displeasure with streaming audio quality, said Friday.

The Amazon promo comes two days after the ‘Harvest Moon’ artist removed his music catalog from Spotify to protest the streaming platform’s approach – or lack thereof – to Covid misinformation coming from Joe Rogan’s podcast , The Joe Rogan Experience.

On Thursday, Young’s team reached out to Amazon Music to see if there was a way to ensure fans of the artist could continue to have access to his music, and on Friday, the promotional offer was unveiled, an Amazon music spokesperson says The Hollywood Reporter. Young was not paid to promote the rival streaming platform.

By removing his music from Spotify, Young previously said, he would lose 60 percent of his streaming revenue. As of Friday, it’s unclear if other artists have started conversations with their record labels or Spotify to follow this lead and remove their music from Spotify over similar misinformation concerns. But “Copacabana” singer Barry Manilow made squash rumors circulating on social media this week that he was also shooting his music, noting that the rumor “didn’t start with me or anyone representing me. . »

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