Feb 1, 2022 8 min read

What is Spotify; a Platform or a Media Company?

Joe Rogan Spotify Wiser! Newsletter by Rick Huckstep
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Wiser! #59 (Premium): Joe Rogan has kicked up a shitstorm for Spotify, which begs the question about responsibility for content moderation. Meanwhile, competition for attention from Apple Music and TikTok threatens Spotify's market leadership.

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Don't Shoot The Messenger

Intro:  The question of platform v media co was triggered by the current debate over the Joe Rogan Experience on Spotify. It’s also the question that dogs social media as the likes of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube hide behind the defence that they are platforms, not media companies. In other words, don’t shoot the messengers.

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