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Joni Mitchell sings from the same sheet as fellow Canadian Neil ...


Joni Mitchell sings from the same sheet as fellow Canadian Neil Young

The 78-year-old singer-songwriter has removed her music from Spotify over vaccine misinformation


Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has announced that she will remove her music from Spotify, following the lead of Neil Young in protesting the popular streaming service giving voice to misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines.

Mitchell acted in the aftermath of Wednesday’s announcement by Spotify and Young that the platform would remove his music following the singer-songwriter’s objection to his songs playing on the same service that offers a podcast by prominent vaccine sceptic Joe Rogan.

“I’ve decided to remove all my music from Spotify,” Mitchell said in statement published on her website. “Irresponsible people are spreading lies that are costing people their lives. I stand in solidarity with Neil Young and the global scientific and medical communities on this issue.”..

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