Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sign multi-year podcast deal with Spotify
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be two of the newest voices hosting podcasts on Spotify.
On Tuesday, Archewell Audio, the newly formed production company created by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, announced a multi-year partnership with the streaming service. The deal is an exclusive partnership that includes 144 million Premium subscribers and 320 million monthly active users.
The couple says they’ll be “spotlighting powerful and diverse voices and perspectives,” stressing the importance to listen and connect to other people.
“What we love about podcasting is that it reminds all of us to take a moment and to really listen, to connect to one another without distraction,” said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in a written statement.
“With the challenges of 2020, there has never been a more important time to do so, because when we hear each other, and hear each other’s stories, we are reminded of how interconnected we all are.”
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According to Spotify, the first offering involving Archewell Audio will be a holiday special that features “stories of hope and compassion from inspirational guests in celebration of the new year.”
In 2021, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will produce and host podcasts “that build community through shared experiences and values.”
The first complete series from the couple’s Archewell Audio and Spotify is expected to release in 2021 and will be available to stream for free.