Signs of cultural division
Emergency management in the United States can be more complicated as Spotify is headquartered about 4,000 miles away, in Sweden, where Mr. One, a publicity-shy executive who grew up in a Stockholm suburb and is based on the company’s many engineers and longest-serving employees.
Independent expression is a deep belief in Sweden. Many employees there – and in the United States – were outraged when Spotify removed music that was considered offensive to content or behavior from playlists by R. Kelly and XXXTentacion in 2018, a decision the company quickly reversed.
Mr. One has made it clear that he is wary of acting as a censor. “We’re not in the business of giving these producers the speeches they want on their shows,” he told employees in a speech first reported by The Verge earlier this month. We need to get rid of religion, and politics, and comedy, and health, and the environment and education, the list goes on and on. “
And as a matter of business, censoring Mr. According to Mark Mulligan, an industry analyst with Media Research, Rogan could eliminate his fan base and set a slippery slope with other podcasters.
“It could jeopardize their future podcast strategy,” Mr. Said Mulligan.
In a recent memo to employees, Mr. One wrote that “canceling the sound is a slippery slope” but acknowledged that Shree had a number of episodes. Rogan’s show was removed from the platform. He wrote that Mr. After meetings with Spotify executives and “his own reflection” the disease decided to eliminate them.
Catherine Rossman And Ben Cesario Report from New York, Mike Isaac Auckland, Calif. And Of Adam Sataria Report from London. Additional reporting was contributed by Nicole Sperling In Los Angeles and Mark Tracy And Jessica Cheung In New York.