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Spotify Adds Advisory to Podcasts About COVID; Joni Mitchell Removes Music from App

HeadlineJan 31, 2022

The audio streaming app Spotify announced it is adding content advisories to podcasts that discuss COVID-19 and directing listeners to external resources on the pandemic in order to “combat misinformation.” The move comes amid mounting controversy over Spotify’s decision to remove Neil Young’s songs after he told the streaming company to choose between his music or hosting the show of popular podcaster and COVID conspiracy theorist Joe Rogan. On Friday, Joni Mitchell announced she was removing her musical catalog from Spotify “in solidarity with Neil Young and the global scientific and medical communities.” Meanwhile, Joe Rogan has apologized for the backlash, admitting his show is “an out-of-control juggernaut,” and vowed to “balance things out” in the future.

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