Spotify to add advisories to podcasts discussing COVID-19
Young fired off a public missive to his management on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, demanding that they remove his music from the popular streaming service Spotify in protest over Rogan's popular podcast spreading misinformation about COVID-19. But by Tuesday afternoon, his letter had been removed from his website, "Heart of Gold" and other hits were still streaming. (AP Photo) (Uncredited)NEW YORK — (AP) — Following protests of Spotify kicked off by Neil Young over the spread of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation, the music streaming service said that it will add content advisories before podcasts discussing the virus. Lofgren said he had already had the last 27 years of his music removed and requested labels with his earlier music to do likewise. On Friday, Joni Mitchell said she is seeking to remove all of her music from Spotify in solidarity with Young.wftv.com
Nils Lofgren latest musician to pull music from Spotify
Pulling music: Nils Lofgren joined Neil Young and Joni Mitchell as artists who have pulled their music from Spotify. (o by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Beautiful Day Media)Guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Nils Lofgren is the latest musician to pull his music from Spotify as the streaming platform continues to host controversial podcaster Joe Rogan. “We encourage all musicians, artists and music lovers everywhere, to stand with us all, and cut ties with Spotify,” Lofgren said Saturday. Stand with him, us (Joni Mitchell!) >> Spotify pulls Neil Young’s music after ultimatum over Joe Rogan’s podcast“I support free speech,” Young said in an open letter that was published by Rolling Stone.wftv.com
Bruce Springsteen will offer a documentary with new album
This image released by Apple shows key art for the documentary Bruce Springsteens Letter To You," premiering on Oct. 23, the same day the album "Letter To You" releases. (Apple via AP)NEW YORK – Bruce Springsteen isn't just releasing a new rock album later this month — he'll also offer a documentary on the making of the music. “Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You” will offer performances from The E Street Band, in-studio footage and never-before-seen archival material, featuring “a behind-the-scenes look at the iconic artist’s creative process,” according to a statement. It will be released on Apple TV+ on Oct. 23, the same day the album “Letter To You” drops. The album was produced by Ron Aniello with Bruce Springsteen.
Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band plan new album in Oct.
NEW YORK Bruce Springsteen will release a new rock album that he recorded in his New Jersey home studio with the E Street Band. The Boss said Thursday the album is called Letter To You and he and the band recorded it in just five days. It will be released on Oct. 23. Springsteen is joined on Letter To You by Roy Bittan, Nils Lofgren, Patti Scialfa, Garry Tallent, Stevie Van Zandt, Max Weinberg, Charlie Giordano and Jake Clemons. The album was produced by Ron Aniello with Bruce Springsteen.