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Joni Mitchell Pulls Music From Spotify Due to Podcast ‘Lies’

  • Follows Neil Young in removing music from streaming service
  • Coalition of scientists recently issued open letter to Spotify
Joni Mitchell in 1968.

Joni Mitchell in 1968.

Photographer: Jack Robinson/Archive Photos/Getty Images

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Joni Mitchell said she’s pulling her music from Spotify Technology SA following a similar move by Neil Young, escalating a dispute that homes in on the streaming platform’s support for its most popular -- and controversial -- podcaster.

Citing solidarity with the global scientific community, Mitchell, 78, said she’s standing by Young, who accused podcaster Joe Rogan of spreading vaccine misinformation on his show distributed by Spotify. Young, 76, removed his music from the service in protest, prompting the hashtag #spotifydeleted to trend on social media.