David Crosby has responded to a fan question about why the music catalogue of Crosby, Stills & Nash is again on Spotify.
The group, comprising Crosby, Graham Nash and Stephen Stills, determined to take away their music from the audio streaming platform in solidarity with former bandmate Neil Younger earlier this 12 months.
The 76-year-old’s music was faraway from Spotify early this 12 months, after Younger protested towards the unfold of Covid misinformation on The Joe Rogan Expertise, which is among the platform’s hottest podcasts.
Nevertheless, the band’s music since seems to be again on the streaming platform.
On Saturday 2 July, Crosby responded to a fan asking why the band’s music had returned to Spotify, writing: “I don’t personal [the music] now and the individuals who do are in enterprise to make cash.”
In January, Younger was extensively praised for publishing a since-removed open letter addressed to his supervisor and file label, which stated: “With an estimated 11 million listeners per episode, [The Joe Rogan Experience], which is hosted completely on Spotify, is the world’s largest podcast and has great affect.
He added: “I would like you to let Spotify know instantly TODAY that I would like all my music off their platform … They will have Rogan or Younger. Not each.”
Younger joined the folk-rock supergroup in 1969 which turned Crosby, Stills, Nash & Younger together with his inclusion.
Nevertheless, the band hasn’t carried out collectively since 2013. Throughout an interview with The Guardian, Crosby described Younger as “essentially the most self-centred, self-obsessed, egocentric particular person I do know”.
Crosby additionally admitted he doesn’t converse to Nash, saying: “Graham simply modified from the man I assumed was my finest pal to being a man that’s undoubtedly my enemy, so I don’t see any future there in any respect… He seemed like taking care of me, however apparently that was all simply attempting to maintain the cash coming.”
Following Younger’s ultimatum, different artists reminiscent of Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen’s guitarist Nils Lofgren, and Indie.Arie adopted go well with in asking Spotify to take away their work over its continued affiliation with Rogan’s podcast.
Creator Roxane Homosexual and comic Stewart Lee additionally joined the boycott, with Homosexual pulling her podcastThe Roxane Homosexual Agenda and Lee eradicating his stand-up catalogue from Spotify.