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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s contract with Spotify has ended
June 19, 2023
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Spotify contract has ended!
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been making headlines since stepping down from their working royal status and moving to the United States. With their relocation in 2020, they signed a contract with the audio streaming platform.
After finishing one season of their popular podcast ‘Archetypes’, the couple’s partnership with the media service has ended.
Meghan Markle’s ‘Archetypes’ podcast is not returning for a second season on Spotify
As the Wall Street Journal shared, The Sussexes recently announced that they have parted ways with the audio streaming platform. The revelation was made in a joint statement from the couple’s production company, Archewell Audio, and Spotify.
The former partners claimed in their message that their contract ended on good terms; however, they did not share the reason for their split. “Spotify and Archewell Audio have mutually agreed to part ways and are proud of the series they have created together,” they explained in a joint statement.
A spokesperson for WME, the talent agency that represents the princess, shared similar sentiments about the trio’s split. “The team behind Archetypes remains proud of the podcast we created on Spotify. Meghan will continue to develop additional content for the Archetypes audience on another platform,” the insider revealed.
In the last episode of the “Archetypes” podcast in November 2022, the former Hollywood actress could predict the end of her collaboration with the media provider. The Song or No Deal alum said:
“We’re working on other ways to continue the conversation, but please know that as we wrap up this season of Archetypes, thank you. Thank you for listening and learning with me.”
Markle said the trip was “liberating”, “healing” and “fun”. He parted with his listeners by sharing a powerful quote about overcoming the “labels and tropes, boxes” that others may try to impose on people.
“It comes from a couplet in one of the writings of the Greek poet Kristianopoulos,” the former actress continued the quote. “And he says: What did you not do that I was buried, / but you forgot that I was a seed. The mother-of-two ended her segment with motivational content, advising her followers to focus on “growing” and promising to see them on the other side.
The princess’ Spotify podcast ended months after the 41-year-old signed a new contract. The “Suits” star has signed with a talent agency famous for representing Hollywood’s biggest influencers. WME has served stars such as Ari Emanuel, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Serena Williams.
After teaming up with the Los Angeles native, the organization proudly announced the news on social media. Their statement expressed their joy when the royal member was poached as their client.
“We are honored to announce that WME will now represent Meghan, Duchess of Sussex in all areas,” the post read. “The agency will focus on building its businesses across multiple areas of the agency and wider ecosystem, including film and television production, brand partnerships and more.”
During the update, fans happily cheered for the duo’s partnership, with many commenting that Markle deserved the best life after leaving the British monarchy. One kind commenter chimed in, “Yes!!!!! Good for her! My daughter will soon be thriving and living her best life. I really like this for him!”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have reportedly been working on a new Netflix documentary
Weeks before the Archewell Production founders announced the end of their deal with Spotify, the pair were reportedly working on a new documentary. The upcoming project marks the pair’s continued collaboration with Netflix.
The Sussexes previously had a big hit in 2022 with their six-part documentaries ‘Harry & Meghan’ and ‘Live to Lead’ on the streaming platform. Therefore, their new program would be the duo’s third show with the entertainment company.
According to sources, the documentary follows the humanitarian efforts of the media personalities in South Africa. Birds help create homes for different communities in the country. The project comes alongside Markle’s push to raise awareness of safe birthing practices.
Sharing details of the upcoming show, an insider revealed: “Meghan is particularly keen to share information about safe childbirth with the women she meets. The cameras will follow (the Sussexes) as they visit the facilities and share medical education.”