Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s widely discussed podcasting collaboration with Spotify is coming to an end after a good start. In 2020, the couple signed a multi-year agreement with the streaming service with the intention of creating and hosting exclusive material under the Archewell Audio brand. Recent sources, however, confirm that the partnership won’t be renewed, signaling the end of their podcasting attempt.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a crucial decision with the Spotify setup that allowed them to enter the media and storytelling industries. They used the platform to raise their voices, share inspiring stories, and participate in interesting discussions. Their podcasts covered a range of subjects that were important to them, from discussions of mental health to interviews with notable speakers.
While the precise reasons for the split are still unknown, several insiders in the business believe that the couple’s shifted priorities and the changing nature of the podcasting industry may have played a role in the decision to call it quits. Harry and Meghan have started a number of other projects since agreeing to work with Spotify, including a Netflix production contract and the establishment of their nonprofit, the Archewell Foundation. These responsibilities might have required an update of their media appearances.
It is typical for content producers and platforms to reevaluate their collaborations as the podcasting market grows more competitive and more crowded with celebrities and influencers. Both parties now have the chance to investigate other possibilities and look for new collaborations that fit with their current goals due to the end of the Spotify agreement.
Prince Harry and Meghan continue to create waves with their charity work and other media efforts, despite the fact that some fans may be upset by the conclusion of their podcasting setup. One of their most important public relations assets continues to be their capacity to use their platform for good.