Joe Rogan lands on Spotify; not exclusive yet; some shows missing

As reported, The Joe Rogan Experience — the world’s most successful podcast by many measures — has landed in the Spotify app. Thus marks the start of this well publicized exclusive distribution deal. Except … not exclusive yet. We are still able to play Rogan in other podcast apps. That’s not totally unexpected; the publicized deal details did note that episodes would persist for some amount of time before lowering the gate. There’s another peculiarity, though: Not all the episodes have made it into Spotify, according to reports. Speculation of censorship is circulating. Continue Reading


Michael Robertson: Is the Spotify Deal With Joe Rogan Illegal?

by Michael Robertson

This guest contribution by iconic digital audio entrepreneur Michael Robertson digs into the U.S. copyright code and finds a statute which might relate to, and potentially invalidate, Spotify’s exclusive distribution deal with Joe Rogan. Continue Reading


Edison Research releases Q1 Podcast Ranker. Guess which is #1.

Edison Research released its Top Ten U.S. ZPodcast Ranker for the first quarter of 2020. This ranker measures podcasts in America by reach, not downloads, among weekly podcast consumers. In this precise measurement, the quarterly report is unique. If you’re not in the mood to guess the #1 podcast, click through. Click through anyway to see the infographic list. Continue Reading