Spotify continues to ramp up its podcasts domain by singing “The Joe Rogan Experience,” after acquiring Gimlet Media, Anchor, and Parcast last year.
One of the most popular podcasts in the world—only last year did it receive about 190 million downloads a month—will be available globally September 1 and at some point over become exclusive to the platform. Beloved American comedian, mixed martial arts color commentator, and host of the show Joe Rogan will be retaining creative control over the show which will be working with an ad agency to jointly sell ads against the program.
The show will be available to previously subscribed Spotify users without additional charge, but the JRE YouTube channel will no longer feature full episodes and will only provide clips and supplementary content.
Hear Joe’s announcement below.
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Announcement: the podcast is moving to @spotify! Starting on September 1 the podcast will be available on Spotify as well as all platforms, and then at the end of the year it will move exclusively to Spotify, including the video version. It will remain FREE, and it will be the exact same show. It’s just a licensing deal, so Spotify won’t have any creative control over the show. They want me to just continue doing it the way I’m doing it right now. We will still have clips up on YouTube but full versions of the show will only be on Spotify after the end of the year. I’m excited to have the support of the largest audio platform in the world and I hope you folks are there when we make the switch!