January 28, 2022

Neil Young, Joe Rogan and Spotify's Balancing Act

by The Journal

Earlier this week, rock star Neil Young asked Spotify to remove his music from its streaming service. He said it was in protest of covid misinformation on The Joe Rogan Experience, Spotify's most popular podcast. WSJ's Anne Steele explains how Spotify's big bet on the controversial podcaster complicates the company's plans to dominate the audio space. Spotify owns Gimlet, which coproduces this podcast.

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