“Spotify’s Move to Keep Joe Rogan Shows Podcasts’ Hold on Audio Streaming Business”
Monday, January 31, 2022, By Lily Datz
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Bill Werde, director of the Bandier Program in the Newhouse School, was quoted in the Newsweek story “Spotify’s Move to Keep Joe Rogan Shows Podcasts’ Hold on Audio Streaming Business.” Werde, whose career spanned decades in the music industry at Billboard, explained that Spotify’s position in the Joe Rogan debate reflects the companies evolving priorities. “I think they want to see themselves as an audio company, and not simply as a music streaming service that also does a couple of other things,” Werde said.