Spotify CEO Speaks On Joe Rogan Scandal, Won’t Change “Based On One Creator”
Written by B87FM on February 3, 2022
Main adjustments are taking place over at Spotify and it’s coming from artists, not the corporate. We’ve reported on the platform being hit with criticism concerning Joe Rogan’s podcast and his feedback which have brought on controversy, from his remarks about race to alleged misinformation about COVID. Neil Younger launched a motion when he demanded his catalog be faraway from Spotify till the platform addressed Rogan’s antics, and as a substitute, Spotify axed Younger and stuck by Rogan.
Later, artists like India Arie, Joni Mitchell, Nils Lofgren, Eve 6, Belly (the rock band, not the rapper), in addition to Younger’s bandmates David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills, & Nash), all spoke out towards Spotify and inspired different artists to take away their music, as nicely.
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The streaming platform’s founder and CEO Daniel Ek reportedly spoke about the controversy throughout a name with buyers and when questioned concerning the ongoing controversy, he doubled down on holding Rogan on-air.
“I feel the vital half right here is that we do not change our insurance policies based on one creator, nor do we alter it based mostly on any media cycle,” Ek reportedly stated. “Our insurance policies have been rigorously written with the enter from numbers of inside and exterior consultants on this house – and I do consider they’re proper for our platform.”
“Whereas Joe has a large viewers and is definitely the number one podcast in additional than ninety markets, he additionally has to abide by these insurance policies.” Ek additionally reportedly admitted that advertisers have been calling concerning the controversy however did not state if any had pulled their spots due to Rogan.