Apple Music desires everybody to find out about its “Coronary heart of Gold.”
After Neil Younger pulled his music from Spotify on Wednesday in protest of controversial podcaster Joe Rogan “spreading fake information about vaccines,” Apple Music has boosted Younger’s music in a not-so-subtle dig at its prime streaming rival.
As of Friday morning, Apple Music’s homepage featured a playlist of Neil Younger albums with the title “We Love Neil.”
Apple’s streaming service additionally labeled itself the “the house of Neil Younger” in a tweet late Thursday and despatched out at the very least one push notification to customers selling Younger’s newest album.
Younger’s beef with Spotify facilities on what he says is Joe Rogan’s behavior of internet hosting company that unfold lies about coronavirus vaccines. Rogan has an unique podcasting deal with Spotify reportedly valued at over $100 million.
In a since-deleted letter to Spotify, Younger stated that Spotify internet hosting Rogan’s present was “probably inflicting dying to those that imagine the disinformation being unfold by them.”
“They’ll have Neil Younger or Rogan. Not Each,” Younger wrote.
Whereas the rocker didn’t level to any particular statements by Rogan or his company, his protest got here weeks after Rogan hosted an “anti-vaxxer” epidemiologist, Dr. Robert Malone.
Throughout the episode, which has since been pulled from YouTube, Malone had made doubtful assertions, together with the declare that President Biden is suppressing research on ivermectin, which has not been recommended by the Food and Drug Administration as a remedy for COVID-19. He had additionally in contrast the present US public well being local weather to Nazi Germany.
Spotify has stated that it hopes Younger will carry his music again to the positioning.
“We remorse Neil’s choice to take away his music from Spotify, however hope to welcome him again quickly,” a spokesperson stated earlier this week.
Apple and didn’t reply to a request for remark. Younger’s document label declined to remark to The Publish.
—Extra reporting by Ben Price