Episodes of The Joe Rogan Experience will soon be exclusively uploaded to Spotify.
Spotify has announced it’s signed a multi-year licensing deal with Joe Rogan, meaning it will become the sole host of the comedian’s popular podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience.
Writing in a blogpost, Spotify said:
“Bringing the JRE to Spotify will mean that the platform’s more than 286 million active users will have access to one of culture’s leading voices. By partnering with Spotify, Rogan and his team will enjoy the support of the world’s leading audio platform.”
While the terms of the deal have not been publicly released, it has been shared that the podcast will debut on Spotify on 1 September. From there, both Spotify and Rogan plan for it to be exclusively available on the music streaming platform by the end of the year.
Rogan shares that he’ll retain full creative control of the podcast and that he’ll continue to create it with the same crew.
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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!
Up until now, The Joe Rogan Experience was not available to Spotify users, but was available in video format on YouTube and in audio-only versions on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and other podcast services.
With the new deal in place, all corresponding video versions of the podcast – known as vodcasts – will be exclusively available through Spotify, meaning only clips will be uploaded to Rogan’s YouTube channel as of 1 September.
As with the rest of the podcasts available on Spotify, The Joe Rogan Experience will be free to listen to. All that is required is a Spotify account.