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Joe Rogan’s popular podcast moves to Spotify

Joe Rogan, one of the most popular podcasters in the world, has signed an exclusive deal with Spotify. By the end of this year, the music streaming service will be the only place where you can The Joe Rogan Experience can listen to.

The podcast is moving to SpotifyWith those words, Joe Rogan announces the big news on his social media. From September 1, all new and old podcasts from The Joe Rogan Experience can be heard on Spotify and all platforms where you can currently find them. By the end of the year, everything will move exclusively to Spotify and disappear from all other platforms.

Joe Rogan signed a multi-year exclusivity contract with Spotify and is therefore not bought. “It will be the exact same show,” he emphasizes. Of course everything, including the videos or vodcasts, remains completely free. It is not known how much money Spotify pays to Rogan, but according to The Wall Street Journal it is at least 100 million dollars (91 million euros).

The Joe Rogan Experience

The Joe Rogan Experience has been around since 2009, making it a pioneer in podcasts. Previously, Rogan worked as a stand-up comedian and TV show host. In his podcasts, which often last more than two hours, he has very diverse guests such as actors, musicians, politicians, business people and conspiracy thinkers.

In those 11 years of JRE’s existence, the show has garnered a massive fan base. Last year, the podcast was downloaded 190 million times per month. He has over 8.4 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. That channel will continue to exist, but will only contain fragments and no full interviews.

Spotify and podcasts

The deal makes it clear once again that Spotify wants to further expand its podcast portfolio and that it wants to compete with Google and Apple, among others.

Recently, the streaming service has already bought a lot of other large players in that market, such as Parcast, Anchor, The Ringer and Gimlet Media. The difference is that these popular podcasts are all bought by Spotify, something that is not the case with Joe Rogan.

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