The original impetus for Neil Young’s demand was a letter he posted on social media saying Spotify could either have Neil Young or Joe Rogan, but that letter was almost immediately deleted after it was posted,” Enjeti said.
“Who is demanding this? Enjeti asked. “Is it Neil Young or is it the people who own his music?”
“You see a recent trend in the music business it that iconic artists such a Neil Young sell their catalogs to big-money groups who then reap the profits in perpetuity. Young actually sold his catalog in Jan. 2021 to a company called Hipgnosis. Now Hipgnosis is a $1 billion company that recently announced an ownership agreement with Blackstone.”
Enjeti said Blackstone is focused on taking over single-family housing and turning America into a nation of renters, but it also has interests everywhere.
“Blackstone, BlackRock and these big private equity giants are ruthless in their pursuit of profits and they’re savvy political players who know how to play the game,” Enjeti said. “They have all sorts of ties to the pharmaceutical industry, including announcing the former CEO and chairman of Pfizer would be joining Blackstone as a senior advisor.”
“Do you really think it’s a coincidence that days after Neil Young’s music was pulled off of Spotify he debuts a 4-month free trial to any person who wants to sign up for Amazon music — who has struggled to gain market share and has long-standing connections with all of the big money people in the game?” Enjeti asked.
VLA COMMENT: High note! Joe asked Hotez (and I paraphrase from memory), what other ingredients are in the vaccines. Hotez said…just saline!
I first had to turn the interview off after the first 10 minutes. Dr. Hotez got all his principle sound bites in like…the rise in Autism is from better diagnosis. But I decided to wake up at 3:30 and listen to the rest of the podcast. Joe was quite good in his interview and you could hear how Hotez was squirming a bit. Everything Hotez said was filled with lies. He even alluded to Joe Rogan that Amazon, facebook and Youtube should higher medical experts to handle monitoring and censoring anti vaccine “propaganda”. (He said this to Joe…would you believe it). Joe and Hotez went on to have quite a talk about RFK, Jr. My Recommendation: Dr. Toni Bark, Rfk, jr. Del Bigtree have an opportunity to have an interview with Joe Rogan. I believe he is in California. It is worth the trip. Joe Rogan has an ENORMOUS following of young adults.He currently has just north of 3.3 million.
Could Joe get 200 million downloads a month?
So on episode 910 with Gary Vee (2-1-17), Joe said he gets 95 million downloads/listens a month. Since then his youtube monthly views have gone up 2.08x (24.1 million to 50.3 million). Thats just the PowerfulJRE channel, not JRE clips or any of the fan channels. Assuming podcast listens are trending in line with youtube views, he’d now be getting 197.6 million listeners a month. Note that while his youtube views have gone up 2x, his subscribers have gone up over 4x, meaning 200 million might actually be a conservative estimate. Also of interest, is the JRE channel is over 1 billion total views. Now obviously Rogan doesn’t have 200 million fans, many are repeat listeners. Unfortunately I can’t think of any accurate ways of estimating how many people regularly listen.