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‘Tis the season for holiday carols, playing on repeat everywhere you go — it kind of loses its charm at a certain point. That means it’s time to freshen up your playlist; after all, music soothes the soul. It’s the ultimate mood booster, a great escape from day-to-day life.

When curating your listening material, start at home. There are so many talented Canadian musicians with bops for days, and Spotify’s got some handy tools to help you discover your next fave local artist.

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Spotify is making changes to the way it deals with COVID discussions — although it won't be directly interfering with Joe Rogan's controversial podcast.

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek addressed the outrage against the platform on Sunday, after Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and others challenged the streamer to do something about COVID misinformation on The Joe Rogan Experience. That also followed a petition from hundreds of doctors urging the platform to crack down on misinformation on Rogan's show.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have become the latest famous faces to weigh in on the Spotify misinformation drama, revealing that they've already called upon the platform to do more to tackle COVID-19 misinformation.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex released a statement on Sunday, January 30, via a spokesperson from their foundation Archewell.

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In a now-deleted letter, Canadian icon Neil Young ordered Spotify to remove his music from its platform due to "fake information about vaccines."

The musician called out "disinformation" on the platform, specifically calling out the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, which is hosted exclusively by the streaming service.

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Joe Rogan, the comedian and occasional UFC commentator, is not a good source of COVID-19 information, an open letter says.

A letter by 270 physicians, scientists and educators to Spotify calls on the streaming service to rein in its No. 1 podcast host because of his frequent comments about vaccines and COVID-19.

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