The Sussexes are on all fronts. After signing a juicy contract with Netflix a few weeks ago, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have just linked up with a new giant. And after television, they are tackling digital and radio since they have found an agreement with Spotify. Concretely, Archie’s parents will produce exclusive podcasts for the streaming platform. And it’s through the foundation that they created, Archewell, that they’re going to get started. In a while, Spotify users will be able to listen to programs hosted and produced by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex themselves with one specific goal: to “build community through experience, stories and values. shared “. Archewell Audio’s first podcast series for Spotify is slated to air next year, 2021.
Before the official launch of this series, listeners will already be able to hear an account of the couple’s trip with “stories of hope and compassion” to celebrate the New Year. “What we love about podcasting is that it reminds us all to take a moment and really listen, to connect with each other without distraction, rejoiced Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. . With the challenges of 2020, there has never been a more important time to do this, because when we get along and listen to each other’s stories, we remember how interconnected we are all. ” And for Spotify, it’s a real godsend. “The power of their voices lies in their status as citizens of the world,” content manager Dawn Ostroff added in a statement, explaining that they will seek to make “under-represented voices” heard.
Meghan Markle goes into business
For now, the details of this deal have not yet been released, nor how much the Sussexes will receive for it. But as the Daily Mail reminds us, this contract is surely worth several million dollars since only a few months ago, Spotify had paid 75 million pounds sterling to host the work of Joe Rogan. It is therefore a new beginning for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who left the ranks of the British Crown at the end of last March. Since moving to the United States, they launched their organization through which they concluded a golden contract with Netflix. For her part, Meghan Markle has also just arrived in the business world by injecting money into a company that is close to her heart. In Los Angeles, the Sussexes get into business.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry © Backgrid USA