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Meghan Markle Dethrones Joe Rogan Atop Spotify

Her new podcast is No. 1 on the platform's charts

(Newser) - Joe Rogan has been king of the Spotify podcast charts for most of three years, but those charts now have a ruling queen instead. Meghan Markle was No. 1 on the platform's rankings Thursday, two days after the debut of her Archetypes podcast, reports The List . The Joe Rogan ...

Meghan Markle Tries to Trademark 500-Year-Old Word

'Archetypes' is the title of her new Spotify podcast, examining female stereotypes

(Newser) - Meghan Markle is seeking to trademark "archetypes," which in addition to being a 500-year-old word is also the title of her upcoming Spotify-exclusive podcast. The Duchess of Sussex, acting through her Archewell Audio company, filed the application with the US Patent and Trademark Office in March, the same...

Report: Spotify's Rogan Deal Worth Far More Than $100M

Sources say it was worth at least $200M

(Newser) - When Joe Rogan signed a multiyear deal with Spotify in 2020, industry insiders estimated it was worth around $100 million—a record for the podcasting industry and a pay rise for a man who was already the world's highest-earning podcaster. Sources tell the New York Times and Pitchfork that...

Joe Rogan Addresses Spotify Drama on Podcast

Calls the controversy a 'political hit job'

(Newser) - Joe Rogan addressed the Spotify controversy he remains embroiled in ... on his Spotify podcast Tuesday. "This is a political hit job," he said while discussing the video of him using the n-word multiple times in the past with his guest, comic Akaash Singh. "They’re taking all...

Neil Young Has a Word of Advice for Spotify Workers

Singer-songwriter is now urging workers at the streaming platform to quit

(Newser) - Neil Young's beef with Spotify isn't over. After requesting all of his songs be taken off the streaming platform two weeks ago in protest of the misinformation put out by Joe Rogan's podcast—and after some other big names, including Joni Mitchell and his former CSNY bandmates...

Joe Rogan Offered $100M to Quit Spotify

'We are ready to fight alongside you,' Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski tells podcaster

(Newser) - If Joe Rogan is getting tired of apologizing for the contents of his podcasts, he might be tempted by an offer from video-sharing platform Rumble. The right-wing Canadian site is trying to lure Rogan away from Spotify with a $100 million deal, per the Hollywood Reporter . The Joe Rogan Experience...

After N-Word Controversy, Spotify Still Backing Joe Rogan

Podcaster had already apologized

(Newser) - Update: Following the latest Joe Rogan controversy, Spotify is still standing by the podcaster. The streaming company's CEO said in a letter to employees released Sunday that he "strongly condemn[s]" Rogan's use of the n-word, but that "silencing Joe is not the answer." He said...

Crosby, Stills, Nash Also Want Their Music Off Spotify

They're following Neil Young's lead

(Newser) - It's not exactly the reunion fans had hoped for, but Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young are now back together—in opposition to COVID misinformation on Spotify. David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash, who split up acrimoniously in 2015, are following Neil Young's lead and asking their labels...

Amid Joe Rogan Drama, 'Delete Spotify' Shows Up on Spotify

The band Belly puts image on its homepage

(Newser) - Listen to Belly on Spotify, and you'll be met with an interesting message (at least, if you're listening via the desktop app): "Delete Spotify." That's what the image associated with the '90s alt-rock band's Spotify page reads, and the band's members confirm...

Joe Rogan, Spotify Respond to Misinfo Protests

Podcaster says he doesn't think he's spreading bad info but agrees on new Spotify COVID advisories

(Newser) - Scientists , doctors , and famous performers have come out in full force to slam the Spotify podcast of Joe Rogan, accusing him of spreading misinformation on COVID and climate change. Finally, Rogan is now publicly responding, as is the streaming platform. In a lengthy video posted to Instagram late Sunday,...

Spotify Loses Another Big Name Over 'Irresponsible People'

Singer Joni Mitchell joins Neil Young in pushing back against Joe Rogan podcast, COVID misinfo

(Newser) - Spotify has agreed to remove Neil Young's songs from its music-streaming platform—at Young's request, in protest of Joe Rogan's podcast and other COVID misinformation—and now it's got another famous name following suit. On Friday, singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell announced she, too, would be yanking her...

Scientists Take Issue With Joe Rogan Podcast Discussion

Experts label climate comments by guest Jordan Peterson as dangerous nonsense

(Newser) - More critics are accusing the Spotify-exclusive Joe Rogan Experience podcast of sharing dangerous misinformation after Tuesday's episode in which a guest spouted what one scientist calls a "word salad of nonsense" about climate science. Just days after 270 members of the US scientific and medical communities demanded Spotify...

Spotify Says It's Taking Down All Neil Young's Music

Rocker wanted it pulled to protest Joe Rogan's COVID misinformation

(Newser) - Update: Spotify says it is removing Neil Young's music from its platform as per his request. The rocker said Monday that he wanted his music pulled to protest Joe Rogan's podcast and other COVID misinformation on Spotify. "We regret Neil’s decision to remove his music from...

Doctors Want Spotify to Do Something About Joe Rogan
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Doctors Want Spotify to Do Something About Joe Rogan

Open letter urges platform to bring in policy on medical misinformation

(Newser) - Hundreds of medical professionals are asking Spotify to deal with medical misinformation on its platform—including problematic content on the show of its most popular podcaster. An open letter from 270 doctors, scientists, and other professionals says that throughout the pandemic, "Joe Rogan has repeatedly spread misleading and false...

Thanks to Adele, a Change to Spotify's Shuffle Button

It's no longer the default option on album pages

(Newser) - What Adele wants, Adele gets. The singer revealed this weekend that at her request, Spotify removed "shuffle" as the default option on album pages, because, as she explained, "We don’t create albums with so much care and thought into our track listing for no reason. Our art...

Joe Rogan Returns to the Subject of Vaccines

Says 'I'm not a doctor'

(Newser) - Joe Rogan says he's not against vaccines—but he appears to be sticking to his view that young people don't need one for COVID-19. After the White House and Dr. Anthony Fauci countered Rogan's claims made on The Joe Rogan Experience last week, the podcast host again...

Joe Rogan's Spotify Comments on Vaccinations Get Notice

Podcast host said the idea of a child receiving a COVID-19 vaccine was 'crazy'

(Newser) - In January, Spotify removed podcast host Pete Evans for spreading misinformation, saying it bans the promotion of "misleading content about COVID-19 that may cause offline harm and/or pose a direct threat to public health." Now, onlookers are waiting to see if and how that policy will apply to...

Woman Sues Over Podcast on Woody Harrelson's Dad

Dr. Chrysanthe Parker: 'Son of a Hitman' unfairly paints me as 'very unusual witness' in murder trial

(Newser) - A Texas attorney and health care professional who was an eyewitness to the murder that put actor Woody Harrelson's father behind bars is now suing Spotify and others on the use of her interview for a podcast about the crime. Per Courthouse News , Dr. Chrysanthe Parker was a witness...

Harry and Meghan's Next Gig: Podcasting
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Duke and Duchess Turn to Podcasting

Harry and Meghan sign a deal with Spotify

(Newser) - In 2020, Spotify has nabbed podcast deals with Joe Rogan , Michelle Obama , Kim Kardashian , and now a duke and duchess. Archewell Audio, a division of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's new production company , has signed an exclusive partnership with Spotify that will see the couple "host and produce...

Here's Spotify's Most-Streamed Artist of 2020

Bad Bunny leads a list that includes Drake, J Balvin, Juice WRLD, and The Weeknd

(Newser) - The year's most played artist on Spotify? Globally speaking: Bad Bunny. The Puerto Rican superstar is the music platform’s most-streamed artist of the year with 8.3 billion streams globally. The Latin Grammy winner and hitmaker, who released a new album last week, leads a top five list...

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