Spotify and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s podcast production company, Ashwell Audio, have ended their commercial partnership after the couple released only a single podcast series.
Spotify and Archewell Audio announced Thursday that “Spotify and Archewell Audio have mutually agreed to part ways and are proud of the series they created together,” without elaborating on why they decided to pull out. rice field.
The deal expires less than a year after Markle’s debut podcast, Archetypes, first aired. The platform described the segment as an exploration of “labels trying to hold back women,” with Markle’s guests including Serena Williams, Mariah Carey and Mindy Kaling.
At the time, Spotify’s chief content and advertising business officer, Dawn Ostroff, called Prince Harry and Meghan Markle “citizens of the world,” announcing their goal of elevating underrepresented voices in their work. praised.
Spotify first announcedIn December 2020, he collaborated with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to focus on producing podcasts and shows that share “uplifting and fun stories” with the streaming platform’s vast audience.
Prince Harry and Duchess MeghanThe Company produces children’s programming, documentaries, feature films and scripted programs.
The pair renounced their royal duties in 2020 and were cut off from the estimated $34 billion fortune of the British royal family. Forbes last year estimated the couple’s net worth at $10 million, including Prince Harry’s inheritance from his mother, Princess Diana, and a share in the couple’s California mansion.