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Spotify reportedly paid $200 million for Joe Rogan’s podcast

Spotify reportedly paid Joe Rogan at least $200 million to commit to podcasting on the platform exclusively for three and a half years, according to a New York Times report. That number,...

Spotify wants to beat YouTube at audio

This story originally ran in Hot Pod, The Verge’s preeminent audio industry newsletter. You can subscribe here for more scoops, analysis, and reporting. Spotify announced yesterday its acquisition of Podsights and Chartable,...

Spotify is acquiring two major podcast tech platforms

Spotify is making more podcast acquisitions. The company announced today it’s acquiring both Chartable and Podsights — two of the most prominent podcast marketing and ad attribution companies. The deal price hasn’t...

Spotify is more confused about Joe Rogan than ever

The Joe Rogan situation at Spotify keeps getting more confused. As the situation has evolved, so has the company’s treatment of its star podcaster. One day, it says it’s a hands-off...

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek confirms removal of Joe Rogan episodes after n-word video resurfaces

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek addressed staff in a late night memo addressing Joe Rogan’s use of the n-word and the mysterious removal of 70 podcast episodes earlier this week. The total number...

Spotify says it’s a creator company now

Spotify released its quarterly earnings today during a particularly fraught time for the company. Its star podcaster, Joe Rogan, spurred multiple musicians to pull their discographies from the platform over his show’s...

The Joe Rogan controversy is what happens when you put podcasts behind a wall

This story originally ran in Hot Pod, The Verge’s preeminent audio industry newsletter. You can subscribe here for more scoops, analysis, and reporting. Spotify didn’t discover Joe Rogan, and Joe Rogan didn’t...

Here is the Spotify COVID content policy that lets Joe Rogan slide

Spotify employees are vocally upset inside the company over the streaming platform’s deal with Joe Rogan due to his views on COVID vaccines, but their executive leadership has mostly stayed quiet both...

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