Spotify has been at the center of controversy in recent weeks after artists like Neil Young pulled their music from the streaming service.
Young people and other musicians are concerned about the Joe Rogan Podcast, one of Spotify’s biggest podcasts, accusing it of promoting anti-vaccination views.
On January 24, when musician Neil Young asked for his music to be taken down due to fears that Rogan was promoting skepticism about Covid-19 vaccines.
Other artists have followed suit, including Joni Mitchell and Roxane Gay.
The review’s spotlight only grew stronger when a video compilation emerged last week showing Mr Rogan repeatedly using racial slurs. Grammy-winning artist India.Arie posted it on her Instagram, using the hashtag #DeleteSpotify.
Spotify has previously said it will soon add a disclaimer to all podcasts that discuss Covid-19, directing listeners to factual, up-to-date information from scientists and public health experts.
Spotify isn’t the only music streaming service and if you’re looking for an alternative, there are some options you can try for free.
Amazon Music Unlimited is available as part of an Amazon Prime subscription.
If you don’t have a Prime subscription and don’t want one, even through the free trial, you can subscribe to a individual free trial for Amazon Music Unlimited which gives you four months of completely free access. It will then become £9.99 for each subsequent month.
For just £3.99 a month, you can get the Single Device Plan, which limits you to using Amazon Music from just one device.
He is £14.99 for a family plan that allows up to six accounts.
Amazon Music Unlimited has access to over 75 million songs and podcasts on the platform.
Like Amazon, Apple also claims to have over 75 million songs available on the Apple Music service.
Apple Music offers themed playlists and offers extras like radio stations and artist interviews, all included in the plan. It’s probably Spotify’s biggest rival and it also offers a free trial in the form of a month. It is then £9.99 per month.
Tidal describes itself as “high fidelity” music streaming. It fares better than Amazon and Apple as it says it has 80 million songs in its library.
The ad-free service is £9.99 per month while a Hifi Plus option costs £19.99 and adds better sound quality and 10% of your money goes straight to artist payments.
You can get a free trial here.