Rumble Makes Enormous Offer To Joe Rogan Amid Ongoing Controversy With Spotify
According to new reports, video streaming service Rumble stated on Monday that it is offering comedian and popular podcast host Joe Rogan a $100 million deal to lend his contract with Spotify and join its platform, offering a censorship-free experience as bait.
Rumble, which has now billed itself as being a free speech alternative to YouTube and other video sites and has become increasingly popular with conservatives, said it hopes to grow its consumer base and bring in new users as it continues to try and take on Big Tech giants.
“We stand with you, your guests, and your legion of fans in desire for real conversation,” Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski went on to state in an offer letter posted in a tweet. “So we’d like to offer you 100 million reasons to make the world a better place. How about you bring all your shows to Rumble, both old and new, with no censorship, for 100 million bucks over four years?”
“This is our chance to save the world. And yes, this is totally legit,” Pavlovski stated at the end of the letter.
— Rumble (@rumblevideo) February 7, 2022
“Spotify has been dealing with controversy over Rogan’s podcast recently. The audio giant announced at the end of January that it would add content advisories to all of Rogan’s podcast episodes that deal with the coronavirus in response to intense criticism of Rogan for hosting scientists whom some government officials and liberal musicians alleged spread dangerous misinformation about the virus and the vaccine,” The Washington Examiner reported.
“The controversy over Rogan has sent a signal that increased censorship is coming to podcasting platforms like Spotify, just as it has for social media sites, Republicans and conservatives say,” the report continued.
Spotify reportedly paid more than $100 million for a multiyear exclusive contract to stream the Joe Rogan Experience podcast back in 2020, as a means of boosting its podcast division.
As of this writing there has been no comment on the Rumble offer from either Rogan or Spotify.