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FreeKyle

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Subj: Re: So where did you guy's stand on the Rogan / Young Spotify war?
Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2022 at 01:13:14 pm EST (Viewed 176 times)
Reply Subj: Re: So where did you guy's stand on the Rogan / Young Spotify war?
Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2022 at 11:23:57 am EST (Viewed 165 times)

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    I understand what I read: that Neil Young still has songs on Spotify and that he’s a washed up bum. By the way, you don’t even understand science very well so don’t even try.


I'm afraid you clearly don't understand the situation.

If you sign away the rights to your work, or use of your work to a company or individual it can be difficult or impossible to get those rights back.

To use the track 'Heart of Gold' in a film, the film's producers have to get permission from Young. That permission comes in the form of a license to use the track, and that license covers usage in the film itself, promotional material and any spin off merchandising such as soundtracks, dvd/blu-ray releases and video games.

And of course, we don't know what's going on behind closed doors. Young may be negotiating the removal of the rest of his music even as we speak. But these negotiations can be lengthy and sometimes very expensive.

Ignoring facts, making assumptions and sweeping generalisations will not win you any arguments.

Certainly not this one.


PS - I understand *some* science very well.

The larger point remains: that he’s a wimp, unethical, and a washed up has-been. This article explains his true intentions and that Joe Rogan was a scapegoat to make it easy for him to pull his music:

https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/28/22906722/neil-young-spotify-sound-quality-amazon-apple-music

Young — a longtime advocate of hi-fi sound — heavily criticizes Spotify for its lossy audio quality. “Amazon, Apple Music, and Qobuz deliver up to 100 percent of the music [quality] today and it sounds a lot better [than] the shitty degraded and neutered sound of Spotify,” he says, adding that “if you support Spotify, you are destroying an art form.”

Read that last sentence a few times. He’s an opportunist who used the cover of censorship tactics to serve his own self interests and pull out of obligations. Democrats are unethical.



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