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James Blunt Jokes He’ll Be Posting New Music On Spotify During Rogan Protest | James Blunt


James Blunt has jokingly threatened to release new music on Spotify if the audio streaming service does not remove a podcast by American commentator Joe Rogan which has come under fire for promoting anti-vax views.

The English singer-songwriter wrote on Twitter on Saturday:

When one Twitter user asked if Blunt instead meant he wouldn’t release new music, another user commented, “He means he will. It’s a running joke by James on Twitter that his music release is a bad thing for the world.

Blunt’s comments come after Joni Mitchell became the second high-profile musician after Neil Young to remove his music from Spotify in protest at the platform’s promotion of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

Young had asked Spotify to remove his songs unless episodes of the podcast he considered to contain false information about Covid vaccines were removed.

The Canadian-American musician publicly accused Spotify on Monday of “spreading false information about vaccines – potentially causing the death of those who believe the misinformation is being spread by them.” “They can have Rogan or Young. Not both,” he said.

Many Young fans and supporters of his pro-vaccine stance have called on other artists to follow his example. The hashtags “I’m with Neil Young” and “CancelSpotify” quickly became trending on social media.

Mitchell, 78, said removing his music from the platform was an act of “solidarity with Neil Young and the global scientific and medical communities”.

“Irresponsible people are spreading lies that are costing people’s lives,” she said.

Spotify began removing Young’s music on Friday, saying it regretted the decision and hoped he would return to the platform soon.

Blunt added the hashtag #youwerebeautiful to his Twitter post, in reference to his 2005 song You’re Beautiful.