Mitchell’s move comes after Young requested his managers and record label order the immediate removal of all his songs from Spotify, due to vaccine misinformation propagated by comedian and podcaster Joe Rogan.
CNN has contacted Spotify and Mitchell’s record company Rhino for comment, but has yet to receive responses.
Rogan has “discouraged vaccination in young people and children, incorrectly claimed that mRNA vaccines are “gene therapy,” promoted off-label use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19… and spread a number of unsubstantiated conspiracy theories,” the authors of the open letter said.
They also said at least two recent guests had “compared pandemic policies to the Holocaust” and said misinformation was “a sociological issue of devastating proportions and Spotify is responsible for allowing this activity to thrive on its platform.”
CNN’s Scottie Andrew contributed to this report.