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James Blunt ‘Threatens’ To Release New Music If Spotify Doesn’t Remove Joe Rogan Podcast

In the last few days, notable musicians have started requesting Spotify remove their music in protest of Joe Rogan’s podcast.

New Young started the trend when he served an ultimatum to the streaming site, while Joni Mitchell is the latest high profile singer to do the same.

In a turn of events, Blunt has done the opposite.

“If @spotify doesn’t immediately remove @joerogan, I will release new music onto the platform. #youwerebeautiful,” he tweeted.

Blunt has a history of mocking his own work, frequently agreeing with critics on Twitter who don’t like his music.

While some thought the tweet was funny and enjoyed the banter, others believed he should remove his music from the streaming site and not chase a “publicity stunt”.

Spotify was forced to remove Neil Young’s music last week, with the rocker saying he “felt better” afterwards.

“Private companies have the right to choose what they profit from, just as I can choose not to have my music support a platform that disseminates harmful information,” Young said in an open letter on his website.

"I am happy and proud to stand in solidarity with the front line health care workers who risk their lives every day to help others."