Young and Mitchell are not the only artists who have boycotted Spotify. The male musician’s bandmate Nils Lofgren, who also performs with Bruce Springsteen‘s E-Street Band, wrote on Young’s newsletter on Saturday, Jan. 29, “We encourage all musicians, artists and music lovers everywhere, to stand with us all, and cut ties with Spotify.”
He added, “Music is our planet’s sacred weapon, uniting and healing billions of souls every day. Pick up your sword and start swinging. Neil always has. Stand with him, us (Joni Mitchell!), and others. It’s a powerful action you can all take now, to honor truth, humanity and the heroes risking their lives every day to save ours.”
In addition, author, social researcher and Spotify podcaster Brené Brown also announced on Twitter Saturday that she “will not be releasing any podcasts until further notice,” without elaborating.