Apple Music Trolls Spotify By Calling Itself ‘Neil Young’s House’ After Streaming Service Pulls Song – CBS San Francisco
CUPERTINO (CNN) – Just a day after Spotify agreed to remove Neil Young’s music from its service, Apple Music mocked its streaming rival by treating the musician several rock stars.
In one tweet Sent late Thursday and then pinned to the top of the official Apple Music Twitter account, Apple calls its platform “Neil Young’s home.” Some Apple Music users also reported seeing Young’s albums and playlists advertised front and center in the “browse” section of Apple Music with the banner “We Love Neil.”
Neil Young’s house.
Listen to his entire catalog on Apple Music: https://t.co/sUGtz4JbB9 pic.twitter.com/YgRMygUqhi
– Apple Music (@AppleMusic) January 28, 2022
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This message is a clear dive into Spotify, and could be an attempt by Apple to use Spotify’s PR headache to gain some base. In the third quarter of 2021, Spotify report has 172 million paid subscribers. Apple does not disclose the equivalent number of subscribers in two yearsbut a recent report suggest Apple Music is still behind Spotify in the market.
Earlier this week, Young expressed in a now-deleted post on his official website that he no longer wants his music on Spotify because of his relationship with divisive podcast host Joe Rogan. . On his Spotify podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” the comedian regularly makes false and inaccurate statements around vaccines and Covid-19, and hosts many controversial guests.
Spotify followed Young’s request by removing his catalog from the platform and said it hoped “to welcome him back soon.” Young, who used to a lawyer About the safety and prevention of Covid-19, there are about 6 million monthly listeners on Spotify.
“I’m doing this because Spotify is spreading vaccine disinformation – potentially fatal to people who believe the misinformation is being spread by them,” he wrote in the post, which has since been deleted. delete, follow Rolling Stone. “They may have [Joe] Rogan or Young. Not both.”
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On Twitter, the hashtag #DeleteSpotify went viral as several users said they had canceled their Spotify subscriptions in favor of the 76-year-old musician.
Spotify did not respond to a request for comment.
Earlier this month, a group of more than 250 scientists, doctors and nurses wrote an open letter to Spotify condemning the company for creating the foundation for Rogan and calling on Spotify to warn listeners of misinformation. deviated.
“The Joe Rogan Experience” is Spotify’s most popular podcast globally in 2021. It becomes a Spotify exclusive in 2020 when Rogan signs a multi-year licensing deal. reported worth about 100 million dollars.
Although Rogan is not available on Apple Music, its standalone Apple Podcasts app there are podcasts such as Steve Bannon’s “Bannon’s War Room,” known for spreading misinformation.
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