Thursday, February 03, 2022

India Arie Explains Spotify Boycott Over Joe Rogan N-Word Use

Recently recording artists Neil Young, Crosby Stills and Nash, and Joni Micthell all pulled their music from Spotify after Joe Rogan was accused of spreading COVID misinformation on his podcast [click here if you missed that]. 

Now India Arie has also pulled her music from Spotify but it's not because of Joe Rogan's views on COVID, but because of his views on race...

In a video posted on her Instagram Stories India Arie breaks down the vast disparity in what artists are paid on Spotify vs what Joe Rogan is paid for his podcast and says she does not want to generate money to fund his platform. India also revealed that Spotify admitted to her that Black music is the backbone of Spotify subscriptions. 

Fun Fact: Spotify pays Joe Rogan $100 million to air his podcast while artists receive .003% of a penny per stream.