UFC commentator and standup comedian are just two of the jobs in which Joe Rogan has, and now it might be his third job that is his most lucrative. Rogan is also the host of his ‘Joe Rogan Experience’ and ‘JRE MMA’ podcast which has become one of the biggest podcasts in the world and now will only be getting bigger.
Rogan announced on Tuesday that his podcast will be moving exclusively to Spotify at the end of 2020 but starting in September, the transition will begin.
“Hello everybody, I have an announcement. The podcast is moving to Spotify, I signed a multi-year licensing agreement with Spotify that will start on September 1. Starting on September 1, the entire JRE library will be available on Spotify as well as all the other platforms, then somewhere around the end of the year it will become exclusive to Spotify including the video version of the podcast. It will be the exact same show, I am not going to be an employee of Spotify, we’re going to be working with the same crew doing the exact same show, the only difference will be it’ll now be available on the largest audio platform in the world.”
The Joe Rogan Experience podcast can be heard on nearly all podcasting platforms, including YouTube where the channel has nearly 8.5 million subscribers, and has played host to some of the biggest names in entertainment, science, politics, and more.
Rogan created his ‘JRE MMA’ series to separate his interviews with those involved in the combat sports world from analysts, fighters in boxing and MMA, and coaches.
Shortly after the news was announced by Rogan, The Wall Street Journal released a reporting stating just how lucrative the deal will be for Rogan joining Spotify. According to Deadline, Spotify is home to over 1 million podcasts and has over 286 million monthly average users.
Joe Rogan says nothing about his show will change and it will remain free, but with an estimated $100 million deal in hand, listeners will have to hear him exclusively on Spotify towards the end of 2020.