If you haven’t listened to the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, you are very much missing out. I personally am not a big fan of podcasts, and even I regularly listen to the raw, unfiltered, yet highly informed and knowledgeable discussions between the accomplished Joe Rogan and any one of the hundreds of diverse and unique guests he has on his show. Guests ranging from celebrities like Elon Musk to musicians like deadmau5, to field experts like astrophysicist Adam Frank, all share fantastic discussions of experiences, accomplishments, and insights, all led in a remarkably fluent and digestible manner by Mr. Rogan himself.
For the past couple years, YouTube and Apple Music have been the main homesteads of the Joe Rogan Experience, but this morning, the actor, comedian, and MMA host have signed a massive deal with Spotify to move the podcast exclusively to the increasingly diverse streaming platform. According to The Wall Street Journal, the deal is reported to be worth more than $100 million.
While some are worried that the deal with the behemoth streaming company might stifle the refreshingly unfiltered creativity of the show and its discussions, Joe Rogan has stated, “They want me to just continue doing it the way I’m doing it right now… It’s just a licensing deal, so Spotify won’t have any creative control over the show.” This move will go into effect on September 1st, 2020. Small segments will still be posted to Youtube, but full episodes will only be available on Spotify. Check out Joe’s announcement below.
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Announcement: the podcast is moving to @spotify! Starting on September 1 the podcast will be available on Spotify as well as all platforms, and then at the end of the year it will move exclusively to Spotify, including the video version. It will remain FREE, and it will be the exact same show. It’s just a licensing deal, so Spotify won’t have any creative control over the show. They want me to just continue doing it the way I’m doing it right now. We will still have clips up on YouTube but full versions of the show will only be on Spotify after the end of the year. I’m excited to have the support of the largest audio platform in the world and I hope you folks are there when we make the switch!