UPDATE: Spotify removes over 100 previous Joe Rogan Experience episodes

Streaming service Spotify has now removed 113 episodes of the highly popular Joe Rogan Experience from its platform. It follows an apology from Joe Rogan, for using racial slurs on his podcasts and comes just 2 weeks after another controversy regarding criticism of apparently deceptive Covid-19 guests and conversations.
The Instagram apology isn’t directly related to the mounting criticism over a few of his program’s deceptive claims about Covid 19 and various treatments.
In the most recent fracas, Joe Rogan apologised for using the ‘N-word’ on his present in previous episodes. Psycho addressed a clip shared by singer India Arie that edits Rogan utilizing the N-word repeatedly throughout podcast episodes.
The comedian, MC and commentator has come to higher public scrutiny in latest weeks after a boycott by veteran artists like Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, for spreading Covid-19 misinformation.
Spotify have not made any particular feedback concerning the controversial Joe Rogan podcasts but appear to have taken definitive motion to wash up their platform under the mounting criticism.
A week in the past Joe Rogan made a clip explaining his facet of the swirling controversy.

Firstly it was musician Neil Young, then Joni Mitchell, who stated they had been taking their music off Spotify in protest to misinformation unfold about Covid-19 by the Joe Rogan Experience.
Now they’re being joined by different podcasters and musicians complaining that the popular Rogan podcast is spreading “misleading and inaccurate claims” about vaccines and Covid-19.
Spotify has responded by saying that it’s now including a content advisory to any podcast episode that includes dialogue about Covid-19. The advisory will now direct Spotify listeners to a “Covid-19 hub” that can embrace links to trusted sources, in accordance with the company. But they’ve been silent about their podcast star and his weekly podcast.
Joe Rogan made a video on Instagram right now on his ideas on the controversy with Spotify. He says the podcast has been accused of spreading harmful information, particularly about two episodes – one with heart specialist Dr. Peter McCullough and the opposite with virologist Dr. Robert Malone. Rogan backed up both of the doctors’ credentials and said he needed to hear opinions which might be completely different from the mainstream narrative. You can try the video HERE.

Spotify says they are also going to publicly post their long-standing Platform Rules, hitherto unpublished, in hopes it will make clear for all content producers pointers for future materials.
“These are guidelines of the highway to guide all of our creators.”

CEO and co-founder of Spotify, Daniel Ek, says the corporate is taking significantly the response from well-respected artists like Young and Mitchell, along with the growing protest from different content material providers.
But just two days after the ultimatum, Spotify began eradicating the seventy six yr old’s classics, including his best-known hits “Heart of Gold,” “Harvest Moon,” and “Rockin’ in the Free World.”

Even the recognition and respect for seasoned multi-Grammy winners like Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, is no match for the sheer measurement of Joe Rogan’s Spotify viewers – an estimated 10 million+ listers per episode. A week in the past Young drew a line within the sand over the misleading Covid information and friends, left unchallenged on Rogan’s program.
“They can have Rogan or Young. Not each.”

On May, 2020, Rogan introduced that from September that yr, The Joe Rogan Experience could be out there on Spotify in an unique licensing deal valued at an estimated US$100 million. Uploads of full episodes to his authentic platform-of-choice, YouTube, continued till December 2020, then the program was exclusive to Spotify only. Buthighlight clips and snippets are still uploaded to YouTube.
John Simson, director for the enterprise and entertainment program at American University, says it all comes right down to business and has nothing to do with artwork or the artists.
“In the music aspect of things, Spotify is paying out roughly 70% of all the income that is obtainable in. It goes proper again out as royalties. They’re on the lookout for different locations where the income break up isn’t that dramatic. Podcasts have been definitely their go-to.”

There have been ongoing spats between, mostly, musicians and Spotify. Last 12 months, rapper T-Pain shared a breakdown of what quantity of Spotify streams it will take for a musician to make US$1, pointing out that on Spotify it takes 315 downloads. Apple Music takes around 128 downloads to make the identical dollar.
Meanwhile Neil Young is doubling down.
“I sincerely hope that other artists and record corporations will transfer off the Spotify platform and stop supporting Spotify’s lethal misinformation about Covid.”
Whether any extra musicians or podcasters will observe is but to be seen. Especially artists with enough reputation or clout to make Spotify rise up and take discover.

For now Spotify is backing their hottest podcaster while hoping their plan to publish content tips could additionally be sufficient to make the problem go away.

We’ll leave the last word to Neil Young from ‘Leave The Driving’…..

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