Sonic Reducers | NY Vs. Spotify

Neil gave the streaming service an ultimatum — and we have plenty to say about it.


Looks like Neil Young‘s got a wild hair up his ass again.

This week, the outspoken rocker issued an ultimatum to Spotify, demanding that the streaming service choose between him and podcaster and anti-vaxxer Joe Rogan. On the one hand, kudos to Neil for putting his money where his mouth is (though I don’t suspect he’s going to like the answer). On the other, given some of Young’s previous antics, I tend to be suspicious of pretty much anything he says. Still, this is easily the biggest music story of the day — so it’s what Eric Alper and I are tackling on today’s episode of Sonic Reducers. Press play to hear weigh in on Young’s stance, ponder whether any other artists will follow suit, and wonder whether this is really all about principle — or if Neil has something else up his sleeve. Sonic Reducers. One topic. Two music nerds. Five minutes. Everything you need to know.