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(Deadline)   Joni Mitchell hops in her big yellow taxi and gets the hell out of Spotify   (deadline.com) divider line
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1041 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 29 Jan 2022 at 5:05 AM (16 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-29 1:46:33 AM  
Completely understood, Subby.  For my part, I'd rather see her skate the Hell out of Spotify.


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Joni Mitchell, Lake Mendota, Madison, Wisconsin, March 1976 © Joel Bernstein.
 
2022-01-29 2:04:24 AM  
I'd already cancelled Spotify Premium, but left my free account around until I could find a replacement and transfer playlists and things out.

I used Soundiiz to move everything over to Tidal tonight. One small issue with the Android app wanting to install some T-Mobile nonsense before it let me log in, but temporarily disabling the SIM fixed that (Project Fi, seems to be a common issue on MVNOs). Once I was signed in, I was able to enable the SIM and get on with my life, no more prompts or anything.

Out of the 1,500 or so songs I tried to transfer over, maybe 70-80 weren't found on Tidal, and none of them were ones I had listened to in a couple years. Absolutely zero complaints, and no more free Spotify account either.
 
2022-01-29 3:20:24 AM  
Now it's getting serious.

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2022-01-29 4:21:37 AM  
I just spent the morning installing Apple Music (comes with free trial for a few months), installing the SongShift app, and transferring all my albums and playlists to Apple Music. It was very easy -- and free.

Then, I went into the Spotify desktop app and clicked to downgrade my account to free. It took about five or six clicks of them pushing me to stay, but I made it through. I'm no longer giving them money.
 
2022-01-29 5:14:13 AM  
Is she looking at this from Both Sides, Now?
 
2022-01-29 5:20:17 AM  
I panicked, I saw the first part of the headline and thought she had died. Good for her, I hope more artists keep doing this.
 
2022-01-29 5:39:47 AM  
Nothing says freedom like approval of censorship.
 
2022-01-29 5:41:55 AM  

Not_Todd: Nothing says freedom like approval of censorship.


This is not censorship. This is the free market.
 
2022-01-29 6:00:19 AM  

Kris_Romm: Is she looking at this from Both Sides, Now?


Clouds storage
 
2022-01-29 6:02:40 AM  

Not_Todd: Nothing says freedom like approval of censorship.


Please explain how an artist removing their own material is censorship.  Please don't write your answer in crayon.
 
2022-01-29 6:06:04 AM  

derpes_simplex: Not_Todd: Nothing says freedom like approval of censorship.

Please explain how an artist removing their own material is censorship.  Please don't write your answer in crayon.


On second thought, crayon is fine.  Just jot down your reply directly on your screen and I'll see it.  Use Sharpie if you want me to remember your point forever.
 
2022-01-29 6:19:02 AM  

Not_Todd: Nothing says freedom like approval of censorship.


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2022-01-29 6:19:25 AM  

Not_Todd: Nothing says freedom like approval of censorship.


I'm guessing your best chance at having a functional brain dribbled down your mom's inner thigh.
 
2022-01-29 6:22:41 AM  
Well, we found the Joe Bro.
 
2022-01-29 6:24:42 AM  
I went to Deezer. Good so far.
 
2022-01-29 6:32:27 AM  
While its nice to see old farts like Pete Frampton and Joni Mitchell join Neil Young, Spotify isn't going to care unless Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber pull out.
 
2022-01-29 6:39:57 AM  

Ishkur: While its nice to see old farts like Pete Frampton and Joni Mitchell join Neil Young, Spotify isn't going to care unless Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber pull out.


No, it's Peggy
 
2022-01-29 6:49:14 AM  

Ishkur: While its nice to see old farts like Pete Frampton and Joni Mitchell join Neil Young, Spotify isn't going to care unless Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber pull out.


Never doubt the power of boomer music. Other than drugs, it's all they've got.
 
2022-01-29 6:50:40 AM  
You know I'd go back there tomorrow,
But for the jerk they've got on,
Stokin' the conspiracies among the popular songs.
 
2022-01-29 6:57:35 AM  
Dear Joni "Hasn't been relevant since the 70's" Mitchell, Young didn't take his catalog down. He gave Spotify an ultimatum and they chose the goober over Young and they took his catalog down.
 
2022-01-29 7:03:27 AM  
Oh, the tunes come in on Alexa
And last night I heard it beep
Oh you know it sure ain't hard to leave you, Spotty
Cuz it's really not my home

Your money's getting filthy
You've got death stank on your hands
And you've soiled-up all your linens
With that ranky stench you own

Oh, Spotty you're Rogan wrong
Listen to Neil Young
Sure, he's an aging boomer but he ain't wrong
 
2022-01-29 7:45:48 AM  

born_yesterday: Well, we found the Joe Bro.


Theodore is thankful no one confuses him for that worthless threadshiat-and-run troll.
 
2022-01-29 7:47:52 AM  
Woke youth attack little person.
 
2022-01-29 7:48:18 AM  
This shiat just got real!
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2022-01-29 8:05:03 AM  
That doesn't surprise me.
 
2022-01-29 8:15:16 AM  

Not_Todd: Nothing says freedom like approval of censorship.


Nothing says false equivalence like this.
 
2022-01-29 8:18:45 AM  

bostonguy: Now it's getting serious.

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And now this.

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2022-01-29 8:22:05 AM  

Ishkur: While its nice to see old farts like Pete Frampton and Joni Mitchell join Neil Young, Spotify isn't going to care unless Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber pull out.


I saw on Twitter that someone asked David Crosby if he would follow suit, and he said he would if he still controlled the rights to his music.
 
2022-01-29 8:29:32 AM  

Yellow Beard: Dear Joni "Hasn't been relevant since the 70's" Mitchell, Young didn't take his catalog down. He gave Spotify an ultimatum and they chose the goober over Young and they took his catalog down.


Well, no. His letter to his management began with a request that they take his music off the platform. He then said they could have Rogan or him, but the fact that he started with asking them to remove his music is an acknowledgement that they obviously weren't going to take Rogan off their platform just to make Neil Young haply.

Witnessing a principled act can be confusing for some people.
 
2022-01-29 8:31:40 AM  
So what sort of pressure campaign will it take to have Taylor Swift remove her music?
 
2022-01-29 8:33:55 AM  

Yellow Beard: Dear Joni "Hasn't been relevant since the 70's" Mitchell, Young didn't take his catalog down. He gave Spotify an ultimatum and they chose the goober over Young and they took his catalog down.


You sure showed Joni!
 
2022-01-29 8:42:14 AM  

Iworkformsn: So what sort of pressure campaign will it take to have Taylor Swift remove her music?


None.  She'll just shake it off.
 
2022-01-29 8:46:47 AM  
I said goodbye to Spotify yesterday.  I'm aware all the tech giants are evil but Spotify is being boldly and directly complicit in spreading misinformation this time.
 
2022-01-29 8:51:50 AM  

Iowan73: Yellow Beard: Dear Joni "Hasn't been relevant since the 70's" Mitchell, Young didn't take his catalog down. He gave Spotify an ultimatum and they chose the goober over Young and they took his catalog down.

Well, no. His letter to his management began with a request that they take his music off the platform. He then said they could have Rogan or him, but the fact that he started with asking them to remove his music is an acknowledgement that they obviously weren't going to take Rogan off their platform just to make Neil Young haply.

Witnessing a principled act can be confusing for some people.


The only thing Young took down was the demand letter from his website. He folded like origami when he realized he wasn't going to win and would lose money.

Understanding reality can be confusing for some people.
 
2022-01-29 8:55:21 AM  
Joni Mitchell is an international treasure and should be treated as such!

Joni Mitchell - Shadows and Light concert (1980)
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2022-01-29 8:55:57 AM  

Not_Todd: Nothing says freedom like approval of censorship.


Nice shiat and run.
 
2022-01-29 8:56:21 AM  

Ishkur: While its nice to see old farts like Pete Frampton and Joni Mitchell join Neil Young, Spotify isn't going to care unless Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber pull out.


It's entirely within Swift's wheelhouse to do that. Bieber, not so much.
 
2022-01-29 8:56:52 AM  

Yellow Beard: Dear Joni "Hasn't been relevant since the 70's" Mitchell, Young didn't take his catalog down. He gave Spotify an ultimatum and they chose the goober over Young and they took his catalog down.


Why is vaccine misinfo that important to you?
 
2022-01-29 8:59:33 AM  

Rattlesnake Rattles Me: Yellow Beard: Dear Joni "Hasn't been relevant since the 70's" Mitchell, Young didn't take his catalog down. He gave Spotify an ultimatum and they chose the goober over Young and they took his catalog down.

Why is vaccine misinfo that important to you?


It isn't and Rogan is a goober. His stand up isn't funny and his podcast is a shiatshow. It all comes down to money for Spotify. Young may have gotten a few hundred thousand hits but goober has 10's of millions of listeners.
 
2022-01-29 9:07:49 AM  

derpes_simplex: Not_Todd: Nothing says freedom like approval of censorship.

Please explain how an artist removing their own material is censorship.  Please don't write your answer in crayon.


Jokes on you. He already ate all of his crayons.
 
2022-01-29 9:16:42 AM  

Not_Todd: Nothing says freedom like approval of censorship.


Yes that's right Todd without censorship we're free to approve of whatever we want.
 
2022-01-29 9:20:19 AM  

Yellow Beard: Iowan73: Yellow Beard: Dear Joni "Hasn't been relevant since the 70's" Mitchell, Young didn't take his catalog down. He gave Spotify an ultimatum and they chose the goober over Young and they took his catalog down.

Well, no. His letter to his management began with a request that they take his music off the platform. He then said they could have Rogan or him, but the fact that he started with asking them to remove his music is an acknowledgement that they obviously weren't going to take Rogan off their platform just to make Neil Young haply.

Witnessing a principled act can be confusing for some people.

The only thing Young took down was the demand letter from his website. He folded like origami when he realized he wasn't going to win and would lose money.

Understanding reality can be confusing for some people.


Yeah, he was making a fortune off of Spotify.

What color is the sky in your world?
 
2022-01-29 9:50:08 AM  
There sure are alot of people that have never listened to these podcast episodes and are just firing off at the hip. All these things Joe Rogan is being accused of doing, he hasn't actually done them.

Its all about being outraged though and looking like you are fighting the good fight, so carry on I guess?
 
2022-01-29 10:02:11 AM  

kenshin5435: There sure are alot of people that have never listened to these podcast episodes and are just firing off at the hip. All these things Joe Rogan is being accused of doing, he hasn't actually done them.

Its all about being outraged though and looking like you are fighting the good fight, so carry on I guess?


Hmmmmm, do I believe the Washington Post and hundreds of other articles about Joe Rogan's "contributions" to public discourse, or do I believe kenshin5435, who does not possess the wit to generate even one greenlit Fark submission in the past 12 years?

You must be right. Rogan is really getting an unfair shake.
 
2022-01-29 10:14:44 AM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: kenshin5435: There sure are alot of people that have never listened to these podcast episodes and are just firing off at the hip. All these things Joe Rogan is being accused of doing, he hasn't actually done them.

Its all about being outraged though and looking like you are fighting the good fight, so carry on I guess?

Hmmmmm, do I believe the Washington Post and hundreds of other articles about Joe Rogan's "contributions" to public discourse, or do I believe kenshin5435, who does not possess the wit to generate even one greenlit Fark submission in the past 12 years?

You must be right. Rogan is really getting an unfair shake.


FarkBros always out themselves.
 
2022-01-29 10:17:44 AM  
Spotify pays artists spit. Screw Spotify.
 
2022-01-29 10:30:16 AM  
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2022-01-29 10:39:10 AM  

Iworkformsn: So what sort of pressure campaign will it take to have Taylor Swift remove her music?


I don't she has control over old recordings of her music. That's why she's been re-recording all of her songs.
 
2022-01-29 11:05:27 AM  
Taylor Swift re-recoding

She could pull her new recordings, but the older songs would stay.
 
2022-01-29 11:34:56 AM  

Yellow Beard: Rattlesnake Rattles Me: Yellow Beard: Dear Joni "Hasn't been relevant since the 70's" Mitchell, Young didn't take his catalog down. He gave Spotify an ultimatum and they chose the goober over Young and they took his catalog down.

Why is vaccine misinfo that important to you?

It isn't and Rogan is a goober. His stand up isn't funny and his podcast is a shiatshow. It all comes down to money for Spotify. Young may have gotten a few hundred thousand hits but goober has 10's of millions of listeners.


It was a good day to buy some of Young's music yesterday.
 
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