Neil Young took to Twitter on Saturday to share the news and offered new subscribers a four-month free subscription to Amazon Music.
Uploaded 9 hours ago, the tweet announcement reads, ”All folks looking for my music can easily head to AMAZON MUSIC and click here https://bit.ly/NYA_AmazonMusic – all new listeners will get four months free.”
He added that the free subscription offer can be availed for a week, starting from Friday.
“Amazon has been leading the pack in bringing Hi-Res audio to the masses, and it’s a great place to enjoy my entire catalog in the highest quality available. Thanks also to Apple Music (I LOVE APPLE) and Qobuz for sticking with my Hi-Res music,” he added.
The tweet has amassed hundreds of likes and retweets. The comment section of the tweet has been turned off.
Neil Young switched over to Amazon Music after writing an open letter to Spotify earlier this week. The 76-year-old ‘Heart of Gold’ vocalist had asked Spotify to erase his music from the platform, after accusing Spotify of propagating vaccine disinformation via Joe Rogan, a podcaster on the platform.
The letter read, “I am doing this because Spotify is spreading fake information about vaccines — potentially causing death to those who believe the disinformation being spread by them. They can have Rogan or Young. Not both.”
Joe Rogan’s podcast titled ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’, has garnered millions of listeners since the comedian signed a $100 million deal with Spotify last year. Despite the skyrocketing listenership, several critics have accused him of spreading disinformation and inaccurate theories over Covid-19.
Canadian vocal artist Joni Mitchell has also stood in solidarity with Neil Young and asked the platform to remove her music.