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Spotify’s CEO Is ‘Deeply Sorry’ But Won’t Drop Joe Rogan

Feb. 7, 2022, 4:35 AM

Spotify Technology SA’s Chief Executive Officer Daniel Ekapologized to staff for the impact the controversy over Joe Rogan’s podcast has had on them, but said he didn’t agree with calls to drop the broadcaster from the service.

“There are no words I can say to adequately convey how deeply sorry I am for the way ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ controversy continues to impact each of you,” Ek said in a letter to staff, which was seen by Bloomberg News and verified by a spokesperson for Spotify.

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“Not only are some of Joe Rogan’s comments incredibly hurtful ...