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

Spotify Faces Backlash Over Alex Jones Appearance

He was a guest on Joe Rogan's podcast

(Newser) - Alex Jones has been banned from Spotify and other major tech platforms—but the conspiracy theorist could still be heard on Joe Rogan's Spotify podcast Tuesday. The libertarian host uploaded a three-hour interview with Jones, causing a backlash from listeners who said Jones was spreading misinformation about vaccines and...

Michelle Obama's New Venture: Podcast

It debuts July 29 on Spotify

(Newser) - Michelle Obama is getting into the podcast business. "The Michelle Obama Podcast" premieres July 29 on Spotify as part of a partnership with Higher Ground, the production company the former first lady launched with her husband to inspire young people, reports CNN . Episodes will center on "the relationships...

Podcaster Joe Rogan Just Struck a $100M Deal
A Big Podcaster Just
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A Big Podcaster Just Struck a Deal for 9 Figures

Joe Rogan's show is moving exclusively to Spotify for a reported $100M

(Newser) - Joe Rogan has one of the most popular podcasts in the world, and Forbes figures he made about $30 million last year off it. That was enough to make him the highest-paid podcaster of 2019, but Rogan is now getting a very large raise. The Joe Rogan Experience is moving...

Spotify's New Playlist Is for Your Dog
Spotify for Dogs
Is Now a Thing

Spotify for Dogs Is Now a Thing

Music streaming service now offers podcasts, custom playlists for dogs, cats, and other pets

(Newser) - The real question is: Will the fish be able to hear it? If you've ever worried that your dog or cat might get lonely while you're at work, Spotify has come up with an official solution, per Reuters : pet-geared playlists and podcasts. After the company's research revealed...

'Terrifying' Doll Gets Spotify Ad Banned

Even 'Havana' couldn't keep a UK watchdog group from banning it

(Newser) - Spotify's latest ad features a catchy popular pop tune and "a medley of horror film tropes" in the lead-up to its final tagline, per NPR : "Killer songs you can't resist." But it's just that horror theme, along with what Billboard calls a "terrifying...

Apple Just Made Big Move Against Alex Jones

iTunes removes much of Infowars content

(Newser) - Alex Jones now has a lot more to vent about on his controversial Infowars network, but it will be harder for his fans to hear it. Apple removed five of six Infowars podcasts from iTunes, including the popular Alex Jones Show, reports BuzzFeed News . After the Apple decision, Facebook pulled...

Senators See Another Use for Netflix and Spotify

They want to extend emergency alert system

(Newser) - People might find their Netflix binges interrupted by emergency alerts under a bipartisan bill announced in the Senate Wednesday. The READI Act—Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution Improvement—was introduced by Sen. John Thune of South Dakota and Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii, Gizmodo reports. It aims to reduce the chances...

Rapper XXXTentacion Shot Dead in Florida

Police have not released a motive in the up-and-comer's murder

(Newser) - Troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion was shot and killed Monday in Florida, authorities said. The 20-year-old rising star, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was pronounced dead Monday evening at a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital, the Broward Sheriff's Office said. He was shot earlier Monday outside a Deerfield Beach motorcycle...

In Wake of Allegations, Spotify Makes Big R. Kelly Move

Controversial singer will not be promoted on the streaming service

(Newser) - As allegations against R. Kelly and calls to #MuteRKelly mount, Spotify made a big move starting Thursday: It will no longer promote the R&B singer's music. That means that while Kelly's music will still be available on Spotify, it will not appear on any of the playlists...

A Look at Spotify's 'Unconventional' Stock Market Debut

Its first day of trading was a success, but company's future is not guaranteed, experts say

(Newser) - Spotify's opening act on Wall Street struck a chord with investors betting the unprofitable company's trend-setting music streaming service will maintain its early lead over Apple and other powerful challengers. After several hours of anticipation Tuesday morning, Spotify's shares traded as high as $169 in their stock...

Spotify Has a Very Different Artist of Year Than Grammys

Ed Sheeran, largely shut out of awards nominations, is most streamed artist of the year

(Newser) - The Grammys may have dissed Ed Sheeran, but Spotify says he's the most streamed artist of the year. The streaming service announced Tuesday that Sheeran tops its 2017 list with 6.3 billion streams. He also has Spotify's biggest album of the year with Divide, streamed 3.1...

Internet Acting Weird Today? You're Not Alone

Outages on Twitter, other sites after DDOS attack

(Newser) - If you like to ease your way into the day by flipping on some Spotify tunes and checking out your Twitter feeds and favorite Reddit forums, Friday morning was probably pretty miserable. That's because those sites, and dozens of others, experienced annoying disruptions (or were down completely for some)...

The Genius Way People Are Paying Nelly's $2.6M Tax Bill

By streaming 'Hot in Herre' and other Nelly hits about 287.2M times

(Newser) - Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. is in trouble with the taxman, but you may be able to help. You also might be more inclined to lend a hand if you recognize Mr. Haynes by his stage name, Nelly, and realize that it would take just a few minutes on Spotify to...

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