Skip to comments.Spotify Employees Threaten to Strike If Joe Rogan Podcasts Aren’t Edited or Removed
Posted on 09/25/2020 8:42:55 AM PDT by C19fan
A contingent of activist Spotify staffers are now considering a walkout or full-blown strike if their demands for direct editorial oversight of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast arent met. Late last week, we first reported that Spotify employees were demanding direct editorial oversight over the recently-acquired Joe Rogan Experience podcast. That would include the ability to directly edit or remove sections of upcoming interviews, or block the uploading of episodes deemed problematic. The employees also demanded the ability to add trigger warnings, corrections, and references to fact-checked articles on topics discussed by Rogan in the course of his multi-hour discussions.
Some of the groups demands have already been met by Spotify management, though a refusal to allow further changes is stirring talk of a high-profile walkout or strike. According to preliminary plans shared with Digital Music News, the strike would principally involve New York-based Spotify employees, and would be accompanied by protests outside Spotifys Manhattan headquarters. Other aspects would involve media appearances and coordination with other activist organizations.
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A strike? Spotify has a union? If not just fire them
This is ridiculous. They can’t help themselves, they want to censor it all.
If censoring is allowed, Rogan should sue.
I will cancel Spotify then.
Likewise. I don’t listen to Rogan’s content there, but why send $10/month to someone who hates me?
For those who don’t know, Rogan considers himself a libertarian. He’s liberal on social issue but also pro 2nd Amendment, an avid hunter, pro-Military although critical of current middle east involvement and would like us to pull out.
FIRE THEM ALL -— and then replace them with freedom loving Americans who want the jobs!!!
Rogan is also impartial, mentally curious, a superb interviewer and gives time to people who disagree with him. The media could learn a lot from him.
It was only 2 months ago they signed their $100 million deal.
If Spotify employees refuse to carry out the deal, or speak ill of Rogan publicly, while I doubt he recd all the money up front, Rogan could easily justify walking away, keeping whats been paid, and suing them for damages.
Joe has a $100 million dollar contract which means Spotify expects to make much more. Will they cancel him or “edit” his show?
Tim Allen was making ABC hundreds of millions of dollars but they still cancelled his show even though it was #2 in the ratings for all 3 networks.
A police show which made some $400 million in a year and a half for a cable network was cancelled over the black lives matter protests. It had been on for many years and had good ratings.
Liberals are insane enough to cost themselves lots of money so I expect Spotify to shoot themselves in the foot and everywhere else.
I have considered the suggestion of friends to try your music service.
Now, this morning, I read this!
I believe that the flow of information, and the spoken and written thoughts of my fellow Americans are sacred, and are to be respected under the 1st Amendment, no matter what someone else “feels”!
Therefore, with the discovery of you not controlling some of your dimwitted employees, I shall not entertain any further suggestions of usage of your offered services.
Darwin award material in development.
I think Rogan should tell Spotify to—well, you get the idea.
Laughing all the way to the bank, Joe Rogan is.....
Go ahead and strike
And dont come back
No cost is too great for glorious socialist utopia in their demented minds.
Nyuk nyuk nyuk..
[snip] Last week, after Spotify went live with its much-anticipated archive of Rogan shows, interviews containing Jones and other conservatives were noticeably absent. [/snip]
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