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Joe Rogan podcast becoming Spotify exclusive: everything you need to know

Published: 19/May/2020 20:18

by Michael Gwilliam

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Joe Rogan shocked the internet by revealing that his extremely-popular podcast will be moving exclusively to Spotify at the end of the year as part of a multi-year deal.

As Rogan explained in an Instagram video, starting September 1, the podcast will be available on Spotify alongside other platforms – but by the end of 2020, it will only be available on that platform, exclusively.

“Starting on September 1, the entire JRE library will be available on Spotify,” Rogan revealed in a May 19 Tweet.

Somewhere around the end of the year, however, Spotify will be the only home for the JRE podcast, including the video version.

Will the show be different?

“It will be the exact same show,” Rogan added. “I am not going to be an employee of Spotify. We’re going to be working with the crew, doing the same exact show. The only difference will be it will now be available on the largest audio platform in the world.”

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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!

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He went on to stress that nothing will change and the show will remain free. He further detailed the move in the announcement post that Spotify will not “have any creative control over the show.”

What will happen to YouTube clips?

For those who only watch snippets on YouTube, there’s good news for you, too. “We will still have clips up on YouTube,” Rogan added.

It’s unclear how long the deal will last for, or how much it’s worth, but seeing as the Joe Rogan Experience is one of the most popular podcasts in the world, it likely cost the platform a huge chunk of change.

Hopefully, the change of platforms will also allow for more guests and topics that may not have been suitable for YouTube.

Joe Rogan’s YouTube channel currently boasts a whopping 8.4 million subscribers with videos that consistently draw views in the millions.

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Karl Jacobs teases Jackbox lobby with Corpse, Sykkuno, Dream & James Charles

Published: 21/Jan/2021 23:05

by Alan Bernal

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A party’s about to go off on Karl Jacops’ Twitch channel as the content creator is rounding up some of the biggest names on the streaming site for a little Jackbox Games lobby including Corpse, Sykkuno, and more.

The Twitch meta is currently embedded in Rust with a healthy side of Among Us streams, but Jacops (who is a member of Mr Beast’s regular crew on YouTube) is continuing his Jackbox parade with even bigger names taking part in the wholesome fun.

But there’s going to be a ton of crossover with fandoms for the next stream, since it could include people from all corners of online entertainment like make up moguls, a fan-favorite mystery YouTube star, and more.

“We got to get Sykkuno in one of these [Jackbox Games],” Jacops said, pumped on his highly successful Twitch streams so far with a chyron at the bottom of the screen indicating he had about 22,400 subs.

The prospect of getting one of the fastest growing Twitch streamers on board is an enticing prospect for many, and something the Sykkuno himself wouldn’t mind being a part of.

“I texted Sykkuno last minute, like 30 minutes before I started my stream, ‘Do you want to play Jackbox? It’s me Corpse, Dream– I gave him the rundown. He was like, ‘Of course’ and I said, ‘OK, sweet. I’m gonna start in 30 minutes.’”

Although that’s where the hang up happened for Sykkuno who probably wasn’t ready for a Jackbox party on such short notice. But that’s where Jacobs is going to get better at organizing.

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A Jackbox lobby filled with the eccentric content creators would be good for a few laughs.

The streamer was excited at the prospect of a Jackbox stream with the ‘gang’ that included Corpse Husband, Sykkuno, James Charles, Dream, and himself along with a couple more people.

That mash up would definitely be a band of characters that can easily draw thousands of viewers, and the personalities would be hilarious to see mesh live.

Jacobs has been streaming a lot more regularly since mid-2020, so it might not be long before the star-studded Jackbox Twitch stream goes down for viewers to tune in.