Days after Canadian rocker Neil Younger referred to as for Spotify to take away his songs in protest to the streaming music service’s internet hosting of the favored podcast The Joe Rogan Expertise, it appeared some social media customers believed Barry Manilow had additionally pulled his songs. Many provided their reward, as they confirmed their assist for Younger.
“It appears Barry Manilow has joined Neil Younger and Deleted Spotify over persevering with to host Joe Rogan’s content material. What do y’all assume and who could be subsequent? Our cash is on Willie Nelson,” tweeted the official social media account for The Middle For Cultural Energy (@CultureStrike).
Political scientist Seth Masket (@smotus) was amongst Twitter customers to reward the information, writing, “When Barry Manilow and Neil Younger unite no military can stand towards them.”
Screenwriter Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) posted, “Bravo Neil Younger and Barry Manilow. Rogan’s disinformation endangers lives. I am canceling my @Spotify.”
“He got here and he gave with out taking, oh Barry. Love seeing nice artists of my technology standing up towards Joe Rogan’s lethal misinformation on Spotify. Thanks Barry Manilow, Neil Younger and Peter Frampton for being keen to lose $ for what’s proper,” wrote trial lawyer Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom).
Activist Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) tweeted, “Barry Manilow becoming a member of Neil Younger and pulling his music from Spotify. @barrymanilow I am unable to smile with out you, and luckily was already streaming you this month on Apple.”
Others have been a bit extra mocking of the rumors, and that included comic Dusty Slay (@dustyslay), who steered, “First Neil Younger now Barry Manilow? Quickly outdated folks gained’t have something to hearken to on an app they didn’t know existed.”
Conservative author Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) contemplated, “First Neil Younger left Spotify over Joe Rogan and now Barry Manilow. Who’s subsequent? Flock of Seagullls? Captain & Tennille? The place does this assault on elevator music finish?”
Copacabana And Different “Hits” Nonetheless On Spotify
Nonetheless, the rumors that Manilow pulled his songs from Spotify had been tremendously exaggerated.
As of Friday afternoon Barry Manilow’s songs nonetheless remained on Spotify. Roger Friedman of Showbiz411.com reported, “A rumor began that Barry Manilow, of all folks, was pulling his music off the streamer in solidarity with Younger. However Manilow by no means stated a phrase, and nobody is aware of the place that began. Plus, Manilow bought his catalog in 2020 to Hipgnosis Music [sic]. He in all probability does not have the precise to yank it anyway.”
The rumors have been so intense that Barry Manilow even weighed in on Twitter from his official account (@barrymanilow), “I lately heard a rumor about me and Spotify. I do not know the place it began, nevertheless it did not begin with me or anybody who represents me.”
Different Celeb Reactions
Whereas Manilow did not be part of the protest with Neil Younger, many celebrities have been publicly exhibiting their assist for his determination to drag his music. That included rocker Peter Frampton (@peterframpton), who tweeted, “Good for you Neil. I’ve all the time been an Apple man for streaming. No Joe Rogan for me thanks! @neilyoung @SpotifyUSA”
“Misinformation concerning the vaccines is everyone’s drawback. Neil Younger is doing this as a result of he desires rock and roll to exist and his followers to stay. This different man is a whole jackass who does not give a sh*t about anyone or something besides himself,” famous singer Sabastian Bach (@sebastianbach).
Chris Barron (@thechrisbarron), lead singer of The Spin Docs, was concise in his assist, tweeting merely, “Down with Joe Rogan. Lengthy stay Neil Younger! #DeletedSpotify”
“people who find themselves like uhhhuhuh neil younger is so woke he canceled himself are so cucked by capitalism they can not fathom an individual taking a principled place,” famous the official account for the California rock band Eve 6 (@Eve6).
And David Draiman (@davidmdraiman), singer of the Disturbed, gave the impression to be amongst those that present his assist for Spotify if not precisely Rogan, tweeted, “@Spotify is a non-public firm. They don’t seem to be sure by 1st modification protections. They did not HAVE to guard free speech. They CHOSE to. I like having the ability select the issues I need and don’t desire. I do not need others selecting for me. If YOU do, that is YOUR selection.”
It may very well be argued that Neil Younger and Barry Manilow are the large winners this week – together with Hipgnosis Music, which owns their catalogs. You simply cannot purchase this sort of press.