Joe Rogan Spotify saga: University media expert on the impact of podcasting

University of Sunderland

It’s been a controversial start to the year for Spotify.

Musicians, including Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, asked for their music to be removed from the streaming giant after criticism that the US broadcaster Joe Rogan has helped to spread COVID misinformation on his show The Joe Rogan Experience.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who have lucrative deal with Spotify, have also expressed their concerns but will continue to work with the platform.

This week, Spotify said it was working to add advisory warnings to any podcast discussing COVID-19.

Richard Berry, an expert in live programming and digital content at the University of Sunderland, discusses the evolution and impact of podcasting, and what the future holds for the platform.

How has podcasting grown to become a mainstream media outlet and what impact is it having?

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