Spotify and the production company owned by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are ending their partnership.
“Spotify and Archewell Audio have mutually agreed to part ways and are proud of the series they have created together,” the companies said in a joint statement to ITK on Friday.
First announced in 2020, the collaboration produced only a holiday special and a single series.
Meghan’s much-talked-about Spotify podcast, “Archetypes,” debuted last year.
The partnership with Spotify was one of two high-profile multi-year deals the couple signed in recent years. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who stepped down as full-time employees of the British royal family in 2020 and moved to California, also signed a production deal with Netflix the same year to produce content that “gives hope.”
When Archewell Audio and Spotify announced their partnership three years ago, the companies touted it as an opportunity to “build community through shared experiences, stories and values.”
“What we love about podcasts is that they remind us all to take the time to really listen and connect with each other without distractions,” said Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. said in a joint statement at the time.
Earlier this month, Spotify announced it was laying off 200 people as part of changes to its podcasting division. The streaming service cut staff by about 6% in January.
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