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James Blunt Weighs in on Spotify Controversy by Threatening to Release New Music

The greatest threat of all time.

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In the wake of the Spotify controversy over Joe Rogan’s podcast, James Blunt has threatened action. If Rogan isn’t removed from the platform, Blunt announced in a humorous tweet, he’ll be forced to release new music.

James Blunt is known for his funny Twitter (as well as his music career), so it was no surprise to see him take this chance for a joke.

What is the Spotify Controversy?

It all began last week when musician Neil Young announced he had an issue with Spotify. If Spotify continued to host Joe Rogan’s podcast, Young wanted his music removed from the streaming site.

Rogan’s podcast has garnered a lot of hate as many see it to have been spreading misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic.

Credit: The Joe Rogan Experience

In an open letter, Young wrote:

‘I am doing this because Spotify is spreading fake information about vaccines—potentially causing death to those who believe the disinformation being spread by them.

‘Please act on this immediately today and keep me informed of the time schedule.

‘I want you to let Spotify know immediately TODAY that I want all my music off their platform. They can have Rogan or Young. Not both.’

However, Spotify decided not to remove Joe Rogan. Instead, they have begun the process of taking Young’s discography off of the platform, as he requested.

After his music was completely removed, Young wrote another post, this time to his website. In this post, he noted that he ‘felt better.’

‘Private companies have the right to choose what they profit from, just as I can choose not to have my music support a platform that disseminates harmful information. I am happy and proud to stand in solidarity with the front line health care workers who risk their lives every day to help others.’

He’s pointed his fans towards Amazon Music to stream his music from now on.

After this story hit social media and the news, other artists weighed in., Joni Mitchell has also asked for her music to be removed from Spotify.

And, most genuine of all, comes James Blunt’s tweet.

How did people online react to James Blunt’s tweet?

Many enjoyed this dose of humor into a slightly depressing news story.

Others didn’t seem to quite grasp that the tweet was a joke.

Either way, Blunt has once again proved himself to have one of the funniest profiles on Twitter.

There’s plenty more to learn about the Neil Young/Spotify controversy if that interests you.

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