Why Spotify Won’t Drop Joe Rogan Despite Employee Backlash

“The deal is huge, and could potentially bring millions of podcast listeners into the Spotify fold,” Dave Zohrob, of Chartable, says

Controversial shock jock Joe Rogan isn’t leaving Spotify any time soon, even though employees at the audio streaming company — and some listeners of his podcast — are demanding the company censor his content.

Spotify’s recent acquisition of the viral podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience” prompted some employees to take to social media demanding the company to drop the host, but insiders at Spotify say it’s extremely unlikely any pressure (internal or otherwise) would lead to the company renegotiating Rogan’s deal.

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Samson Amore

Samson Amore

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