Meghan Markle is now going to launch a formerly discussed podcast series on Spotify this summer after her and Prince Harry’s podcast production company, Archewell Audio, held discussions with Spotify about decreasing misinformation on the platform. Spotify’s show deal with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will finally result in a podcast series on Spotify this summer with the inauguration of Meghan Markle’s first show.
Meghan Markle’s Podcast Series on Spotify is Long Overdue
The podcast series on Spotify is long overdue. Spotify signed a deal with Harry and Meghan’s production company, Archewell Audio, in December 2020 to create and host podcasts for the service, but it’s so far only resulted in a single one-off episode. It also appeared like the deal could be on the rocks. In January, as Spotify was being investigated for its deal with Joe Rogan, Archewell Audio released a statement stating it had raised “concerns” to Spotify about “the all too real consequences of COVID-19 misinformation on its platform.”
Archewell Audio Will Work on Strategies Meant to Raise Creator Awareness
Around the exact time, Spotify was reported to be pressuring Archewell to deliver on something after a year with nothing to deliver. Now it seems Spotify has smoothed things over — and formed out a production plan to launch a podcast series on Spotify this summer. Archewell is “encouraged by ongoing conversations we’ve had with Spotify” and has been working with the streaming service on “policies, practices, and strategies meant to raise creator awareness, minimize the spread of misinformation, and support transparency,” says Toya Holness, a spokesperson for Archewell Audio.
The announcement of Meghan Markle’s podcast series on Spotify comes as “a result of these meetings,” Holness said. There are no details yet on what the series will be about, but there is at least a summer launch timeframe. The Sun previously reported that Spotify had stepped in and was hiring at Gimlet to produce shows for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
Source: The Verge