Last year, Spotify announced full support for the couple throughout 2021. This caused the buzz with £ 18million up for grabs for Meghan and Harry. Only the Sussexes might not get the full amount after all. The reason ? A poor analysis of the popularity of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Indeed, the streaming platform has only been able to produce one 35-minute podcast episode so far.

Podcasts would be less popular than Spotify and the royal couple had predicted according to Ian Penman, a lawyer specializing in music streaming contracts. “It wouldn’t be unfair to think that their popularity maybe not as great as they thought, or that Spotify initially thought it was,” he told “I think it can be concluded from this that if Spotify did not lift the option on the next episode of the podcast, it may be that they did not have the popularity that Meghan and Harry expected or that Spotify predicted, ”he added.

“Harry and Meghan want to do too many things at the same time”

Remember that Archie and Lilibet’s parents looked for many trade agreements. This since they cut ties with the British royal family. Currently, the Sussexes live in an £ 11million mansion in Montecito, California. “Harry and Meghan want to do too many things at the same time,” says Angela Levin, biographer.

Faced with this situation, Spotify would be mystified as to the lack of content produced by the couple. The deal has cost the platform £ 500,000 per minute so far, according to The Sun. However, lawyer Penman explains that Spotify is not necessarily a loser. He says the platform is unlikely to have paid the entire £ 18million upfront. She would only have paid a small advance with the retention of the right to opt out of the contract in the event that the first episode was not popular.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex © EXPRESS SYNDICATION

Lara T.
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