Spotify Locks Up Dax Shepard

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Dax Shepard signed an exclusive deal with Spotify to distribute his podcast Armchair Expert starting on July 1st for all current and future episodes and they signed a “first-look deal” with his network Armchair Umbrella.

In addition to Armchair Expert, other podcasts on the Armchair Umbrella network are Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard, Armchaired & Dangerous, Armchair Expert Mondays with Dax Shepard, Race to 270, and Nurture vs Nurture with Dr. Wendy Mogel.

He talked to Deadline about the deal.

“Moving to Spotify is a huge opportunity for us. I am especially grateful for the work Monica and Rob have done to get us to this point. We are all bathing in the excitement of knowing we will get to do what we love most for the coming years,” said Dax Shepard.

His co-host Monica Padman spoke to them as well.

“We are very excited to embark on this journey with Spotify. Armchair Expert will remain the same show it has always been, but with added opportunities that only Spotify can offer us. We look forward to continuing to bring our human-driven content and doorless bathroom to our audience through this exclusive platform,” said Monica Padman.

The Verge points out that Forbes listed his show in 2019 as having an audience of 20 million people which puts him near the top of the podcasts with the biggest audience and that Joe Rogan and Bill Simmons who are also on that list signed exclusive deals with Spotify as well.

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