EDITORIAL: If you drop Spotify, you better drop others as well!



The Neil Young fight with Spotify has been an interesting one to say the least. While I agree spreading mis-information about COVID-19 is wrong and should be stopped, the rush to cancel Spotify is interesting to say the least.


Spotify has been under attack since Neil Young gave the streaming giant an ultimatum, 'Drop Joe Rogan or remove my music!' Now this is over the misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccinations that has been spread on The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast. I've been following this since it came to light and watched in anticipation of people who were so against Joe Rogan follow suit.


What happened surprised me, a few artists came out and said they would follow suit. Not the rush of people who were against the podcaster that twitter made it out to be. The twitter verse thou did react in a frenzy, with some calling Neil Young's move courageous and others calling on other artists to follow suit - which few did.


I'm a small broadcaster, have very small means to get my show out. But if I followed suit does that mean every other social media platform that has Joe Rogan on it should be 'canceled' as well. Joe Rogan posts clips on Twitter/Facebook/Youtube/Instagram and probably Tik Tok - not 100 per cent sure since I'm not on the platform. So should we be removing ourselves from those platforms?