“It’s what’s being called the $100 million headache.
UFC color commentator and podcasting deity Joe Rogan signed an exclusive multi-year deal with Spotify earlier this year, but it seems not everyone associated with the digital streaming service wants to be part of the “Experience.”
Despite several internal meetings, select staffers were reportedly dissatisfied with the way senior management responded to Rogan’s controversial material, which prior to finding its way to Spotify, aired exclusively on the longtime funnyman’s YouTube channel.”
“Digital Music News reports:
Spotify employees were demanding direct editorial oversight over the recently-acquired Joe Rogan Experience podcast. That would include the ability to directly edit or remove sections of upcoming interviews, or block the uploading of episodes deemed problematic. The employees also demanded the ability to add trigger warnings, corrections, and references to fact-checked articles on topics discussed by Rogan in the course of his multi-hour discussions.”
Let them go. People need jobs and I'm sure @Spotify can find others who believe in Freedom of Speech. A few butthurt employees should not dictate the choices of 300 million+ listeners.
— Mark 🇺🇲🇲🇽 (@santomarkos) September 24, 2020
— ASocratous (@SocratousA) September 24, 2020