(PatriotWise.com)- After removing their music from Spotify as an act of protest against Joe Rogan, the folk-rock trio Crosby, Stills & Nash decided to put it back up on the streaming site only five short months later, even though Rogan’s enormously successful show is still going strong.
According to a story published by Billboard, Crosby, Stills & Nash’s music was reinstated on Spotify on Saturday, and the band will donate revenues from the streaming service to COVID-19 charity for at least the next month.
In February, at the height of the media-induced moral panic, the organization condemned Rogan’s show in response to statements made by Rogan and specific guests on the program concerning COVID-19.
As part of an effort to put pressure on Spotify management to remove Rogan from their platform, many musicians, including Joni Mitchell and rocker Neil Young quit the streaming service Spotify. A handful of other musicians followed young.
In February of this year, Crosby, Stills, and Nash released a joint statement tweeted from their official Twitter account. In the message, the band stated that they support Neil, and we agree with him that there is hazardous disinformation being disseminated on Spotify’s Joe Rogan podcast.
They made the point that even though we often debate opposing viewpoints, intentionally spreading misinformation amid a worldwide pandemic has lethal repercussions.
They said they don’t want their music or the music they produced together to remain on the same platform until meaningful action is taken to show that a concern for humanity must be balanced with capitalism.
The campaign was unsuccessful in removing Rogan from Spotify, but the CEO of the firm, Daniel Ek, made a commitment of $100 million to diversity efforts when old footage of Rogan using the n-word coincidentally emerged around the same time as the campaign. Rogan’s previous usage of the n-word was appropriate given the circumstances. It was being discussed intellectually and was not intended to be offensive.