Spotify paid $200mn for Joe Rogan’s podcast

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The Spotify deal which was signed by Joe Rogan was reported to be around $100 million but now accoridng to the latest reports Spotify has paid Joe Rogan $200 million. Joe Rogan recently has found himself in the middle of lots of controversies in recent times. Previously Joe Rogan found himself in the COVID controversy where people accused him of spreading misinformation regarding the vaccine. Now Joe is in trouble as his old video compilation is back on the internet in which he can be seen saying the N-word repeatedly. Because of these two instances, fellow Spotify artists had requested Spotify to remove Joe Rogan from the platform as action against his latest controversies.

According to The New York Times, the three-and-a-half-year deal is worth at least $200 million which is more than Spotify paid to buy major podcast production companies Gimlet Media and The Ringer. Spotify announced its exclusive deal with Joe Rogan two years ago, in May 2020, but didn’t reveal the value of this contract. Now the actual value of the three and half year contract has been finally revealed to the world. This deal has made “The Joe Rogan Experience” Spotify’s biggest podcast in the US and 92 other markets.

Joe Rogan apologises for his recent N-WORD video

After seeing that things are heating up regarding his video compilation, Joe Rogan has posted a video in which he elaborated on the entire incidents regarding the video and also gave out a public apology.

“I know that, to most people, there’s no context where a white person is ever allowed to say that word, never mind publicly on a podcast. And I agree with that now. I haven’t said it in years,” Rogan said. “But for a long time when I would bring that word up, like if it would come up in conversation, instead of saying ‘the N-word,’ I would just say the word. I thought as long as it was in context, people would understand what I was doing. Like that context was (in) part of the clip we were talking about was Redd Foxx, how Redd Foxx said that word on television in the 1970s and how times have changed so much since then; or about how Richard Pryor used it in the title of one of his albums; or how I was quoting a Lenny Bruce bit; or I was quoting a Paul Mooney bit; or I was talking about how Quentin Tarantino used it repeatedly in ‘Pulp Fiction’; or I was talking about how a Netflix executive ironically used it because he was trying to compare it to another offensive word, he said it out loud, and they fired him – not calling anybody a word, just saying the word out loud” Joe Rogan apologized.

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  • Spotify paid $200mn for Joe Rogan’s podcast
  • Joe Rogan’s apology for his recent controversy

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