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NeilYoung at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl by Ros O'Gorman

Neil Young at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl by Ros O'Gorman

Neil Young Is Looking For A Way To Disconnect From Facebook

by Paul Cashmere on November 5, 2019

in News

Neil Young wants out of Facebook but is faced with disconnecting from millions of fans if he does.

Like many, Neil is pissed off with being associated with a platform that blatantly allows lies to be advertised for money.

In a statement at Neil Young Archives, Neil says, “We keep looking at Facebook and wondering if we should be using that platform at all, given the latest news. It’s a problem we face together. FB gives you more than you want and it’s not all good. A lot of it is very bad misinformation about political campaigns and ads that are outright falsehoods. These are fine with Facebook, but not with NYA”.

However, for Neil and many other artists and organisations, the platform does provide a connection to their community. “If we were to leave Facebook with our social outreach we would lose communications with millions,” Neil adds. “If we continue to be on Facebook, we are conflicted about who we are”.

Young is investigating how to keep his fans happy in an alternate environment, most likely at the Neil Young Archives site. “With that in mind, don’t be surprised if we drop all references and contacts with the platform. We recently ran an article describing how to delete the FB platform. It is not easy to disengage but it is possible. . . . . if you believe them”.

With that he plans to use Neil Young Archives as his primary platform for his upcoming releases, also avoiding physical releases (at least at the start).

He says, “Currently records are released every 4 months or so and some of our readers like Uncle Eddie are old enough to wonder if they will still be around for all of them. That really bums me out, so I have been talking with the team at NYA about releasing them all here at NYA only in 2020. These albums will not be released as CDs or vinyl. Some will be, eventually over time and that will happen as always, but many of them will have already been available here at NYA long before they become hard goods released to the public. Of course we will have to make sure they do not escape into the internet if we do that and make them available way ahead at NYA. If we can figure this out we will start to release many of them in 2020. That’s what we are thinking”.

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