EXPLAINER: What Will Neil Young’s Protest Mean for Spotify?
NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Young's protest against Spotify over podcaster Joe Rogan is rocking the world's most popular streaming service, and it's putting a spotlight on its business priorities.
Young asked Spotify to remove his music from its platform after Rogan, the popular podcaster, hosted a conversation with a doctor banned from Twitter for spreading COVID-19 misinformation.
Music streaming is the biggest part of Spotify's business, but it is placing great emphasis on becoming a big podcast platform, too.
Rogan is a central part of that strategy.
Spotify has said it will put a new policy in place to direct listeners to accurate medical information when the coronavirus is discussed on one of its podcasts.