Both audio and video versions of JRE will be moved to Spotify only but Rogan made it clear in the post that Spotify will have no editorial control, he's not an employee of Spotify, and the show will remain free as always. No changes to the show are expected, except for the platform it is hosted on.
There's no word on how large of a purse full of gold coins the Swedish streaming giant had to offer Rogan in order to secure the licensing deal but it must be an all-time most influential move on the podcast market.
Joe Rogan Experience guests this year alone have included Elon Musk, Bill Maher, Robert Downey Jr. and host of other high-profile experts, comics, leaders, actors and other guests.
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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!