Crosby, Stills & Nash are again on Spotify, 5 months after the supergroup deserted the platform in protest of Joe Rogan’s unfold of COVID misinformation. The group will donate streaming income to COVID-19 charities for “at least a month,” according to Billboard.

The musicians’ return to Spotify marks a quiet and comparatively unglamorous finish to their protest, which has largely had the impact of boosting Rogan’s subscriber numbers, if the podcaster is to be believed. Crosby, Stills & Nash initially introduced back in February that they might pull their music in solidarity with sometimes-bandmate Neil Younger, who kicked off a collection of artist protests of Spotify when he eliminated his music and revealed an open letter criticizing the corporate for its help of Rogan.

“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,” Younger wrote in a since-deleted weblog submit.

Younger, nonetheless, has not returned to Spotify, and that makes for some awkwardness with Crosby, Stills & Nash’s return. Whereas the trio’s songs are again on Spotify, their albums underneath the bigger banner of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Younger embody numerous omissions: songs credited to Younger are nonetheless unavailable to stream, as are a few songs written by Joni Mitchell, who can be protesting the platform.

Right here’s what their 1970 album Déjà Vu appears to be like like on Spotify proper now:

A screenshot showing four of ten tracks unavailable to play.

The Crosby, Stills, Nash & Younger album Déjà Vu on Spotify.

Solely six of the album’s 10 tracks can be found to play on account of Younger and Mitchell’s music being unavailable.

Crosby, Stills & Nash stated again in February that they wouldn’t deliver their music again to Spotify “until real action is taken to show that a concern for humanity must be balanced with commerce.” However the group doesn’t seem to have issued an up to date assertion to say whether or not Spotify has made modifications to fulfill their issues.

Spotify has made some small modifications because the protests began. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek promised to spend $100 million on content material from marginalized teams; the corporate began labeling podcasts that debate COVID-19; and Spotify revealed its content material guidelines for the primary time, after The Verge obtained particulars of its slim medical misinformation coverage.

The corporate has additionally run harm management with not less than one high-profile pair of content material creators. After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle criticized the corporate over COVID-19 misinformation, Spotify labored with the couple’s manufacturing firm to easy issues over and transfer ahead on creating a present with Markle.


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