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US podcast host Joe Rogan apologises over past use of racist language

The US podcast host Joe Rogan has issued an apology over his past use of racist language on his popular show. A widely-shared compilation video showed him repeatedly using the N-word in early episodes of his show, which has been running for over a decade. The 54-year offered his “deepest” apologies and called his past […]

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Joe Rogan sorry for putting Spotify in the spot, pledges to do better amid Covid-19 misinformation controversy

Joe Rogan has pledged to try harder to offer more balanced views on his podcast, after he was criticised by Neil Young and Joni Mitchell for helping to spread Covid misinformation.The Canadian musicians asked to have their music pulled from the streaming platform as a result.Spotify has since said it is working to add advisory […]

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Spotify announces plans to clamp down on Covid-19 misinformation amid Joe Rogan dispute

Spotify says that it is working to add advisory warnings to any podcast on its platform that discusses Covid-19. CEO Daniel Ek said that the new warning will redirect users to a data hub of coronavirus facts. The move follows criticism of its work with Joe Rogan, a US podcast host who has interviewed vaccine-sceptics. […]

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle express ‘concerns’ to Spotify amid Joe Rogan dispute

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have expressed their “concerns” to Spotify over Covid-19 misinformation on the platform, joining a growing group of personalities putting pressure on the streaming service amid a dispute about Joe Rogan’s controversial podcast.The pair first raised the issue last April and have continued to urge Spotify to root out misinformation, a […]

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Singer Joni Mitchell joins Neil Young in asking Spotify to remove songs over Joe Rogan dispute

Singer Joni Mitchell has joined Neil Young in asking for her music to be removed from Spotify over Covid misinformation concerns. “Irresponsible people are spreading lies that are costing people their lives,” the Canadian singer said in a post on her official website. On Monday, Young said the streaming platform must choose either him, or […]

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Spotify to remove Neil Young’s music over Joe Rogan dispute

Spotify said Wednesday that it has agreed to remove Neil Young’s music after the famed singer-songwriter said he wouldn’t share the platform with podcaster Joe Rogan, who has been criticized for spreading vaccine misinformation. “They can have Rogan or Young. Not both,” Young, 76, said in an open letter to his manager and record label […]

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European Union charges Apple for breaking competition rules on the App Store

Apple was charged with breaking EU competition rules over the way it runs its App Store. European Commission anti-trust regulator Margrethe Vestager tweeted that “consumers are losing out”. It relates to charges brought two years ago by music streaming app Spotify which claimed that Apple was stifling innovation in that industry. Apple faces a large […]

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Spotify launches podcast for lonely pets

Spotify is bringing out a podcast and range of playlists aimed at soothing lonely pets. The Swedish audio streaming site, which has 113 million subscribers, has launched a range of “algorithmically curated” pet playlists and a new podcast intended to calm dogs left on their own. The playlists are based on subscribers’ own musical tastes and pet […]