Spotify said Wednesday (Jan. 26) that it has agreed to take down Neil Young’s music after the famed singer-songwriter said he wouldn’t share the platform with podcaster Joe Rogan.
“They can have Rogan or Young. Not both,” Young, 76, said in an open letter to his manager and record label that was posted to his Neil Young Archives website on Monday (Jan. 24).
A Spotify spokesperson said in an emailed statement that the company agreed to remove Young’s work, though it was still accessible to users Wednesday afternoon. Spotify said it regrets Young’s decision but hopes “to welcome him back soon.”