Crosby, Stills & Nash music is now available to stream on Spotify, five months after David Crosby, Graham Nash and Stephen Stills asked their labels to remove their recordings in support of Neil Young’s decision to leave the streaming service.
Their music will be available on Spotify from Saturday. CSN will donate stream proceeds to COVID-19 charities for at least a month, a source says Billboard†
In February, the band members commented“We support Neil and we agree with him that there is dangerous disinformation being broadcast on Spotify’s Joe Rogan podcast. While we always appreciate alternative points of view, knowingly spreading disinformation during this global pandemic has deadly consequences. Until real action is taken to show that a concern for humanity must be balanced with commerce, we don’t want our music – or the music we’ve made together – to be on the same platform.”
Nash had previously shared a statement saying he “strongly agree”[s] and support[s] my friend, Neil Young.”
The dispute between Young and Spotify started when Young released an open letter on Jan. 24 demanding that his catalog be removed from the streaming service due to COVID-19 and misinformation about vaccines spread by Joe Rogan, whose Joe Rogan Experience podcast is exclusive to Spotify.
In response, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek released a statement at the time stating that the streaming service would introduce an advisory on podcasts that discuss COVID-19. Meanwhile, Rogan posted a 10-minute video to Instagram, saying he wasn’t “trying to promote disinformation” with his podcast, choosing to target vaccine skeptics like Dr. Robert Malone and Dr. Peter McCullough as guests.” to hear what their opinion is.”
“I had them on and that’s why those episodes in particular were labeled dangerous — they had dangerous misinformation,” Rogan said, adding that he’ll “do my best to try and balance these more controversial points of view with other people’s perspectives.” , so that maybe we can find a better point of view.”
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.