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Taylor Swift reportedly turned down Meghan Markle’s podcast invitation
June 27, 2023
Global music sensation Taylor Swift she reportedly declined a handwritten invitation from him Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, to appear on her Spotify podcast. Swift reportedly declined to appear on Archetypes through her representative.
The snub came as executives at the streaming platform reportedly rejected a number of ideas proposed by the royal couple, citing their lackluster appeal. Spotify eventually terminated the deal with the Sussexes.
Read on to learn more.
Taylor Swift declined Meghan Markle’s podcast invitation
Swift was sent an invitation personally written by Meghan and offered to be a guest on the princess’s highly-rated podcast hosted on Spotify. However, Swift’s rep immediately rejected the offer, saying a resounding “no” on behalf of the superstar. Wall Street Journal.
“Archetypes” is a podcast hosted by Meghan that had its debut episode last August. On the show, the former “Suits” actress talked about social issues and the history of stereotypes against women.
According to the news site, sources with insider knowledge shared that Spotify helped compile a list of potential guests for his “Archetypes” podcast, but finding the right guest was not easy. This reportedly prompted Meghan to send a “personal letter” to Swift, but the “Bejeweled” singer rejected it.
Spotify Axed Meghan Markle’s podcast
According to the Wall Street Journal, Spotify has decided to cut Meghan’s podcast ‘Archetypes’ due to low productivity and failure to meet the streaming platform’s expectations.
‘Archetypes’ is planned to be Meghan’s grand entry into the world of podcasts, after she and Harry have gained a lot of publicity from their roles as working members of the royal family. The aim of the project was to explore labels that try to hold women back. But inside sources say the podcast failed to catch on and achieve the expected level of productivity, prompting the streaming giant to shelve renewal for a second season.
Spotify and the Sussexes’ audio production company, Archewell Audio, released a statement after the breakup, saying they had “mutually agreed to part ways and are proud of the series they have created together.”
Based on WSJthe Sussexes will also miss out on receiving the full payment of a $20 million contract with Spotify for the project in 2020 because they did not meet the benchmark.
Meghan Markle isn’t letting the botched Spotify deal get to her
Despite Spotify averting the fallout from ‘Archetypes’, Meghan is reportedly determined to continue her forays into podcasting and content creation. The Duchess of Sussex is said to be actively planning to create more podcasts and is exploring opportunities to find a new home for her series. Daily Mail.
Undeterred by the end of his partnership with Spotify, he is actively looking for new opportunities and platforms to bring his vision to life. They have confirmed that they are working on a new show for Netflix called “Bad Manners,” although it is not known if Netflix has ordered it yet.
The former royals are still working on a documentary about the Invictus Games, which will tell the stories of competitors around the world preparing for the Games.
“The team behind Archetypes remains proud of the podcast we created on Spotify,” Meghan’s talent agency recently shared. “Meghan will continue to develop more content for the Archetypes audience on another platform.”
Does Netflix have close ties to the Sussexes?
Netflix’s partnership with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may also be on shaky ground, with rumors swirling that the streaming giant is considering cutting ties with the high-profile couple.
Based on Daily Mailinsiders suggest that the relationship between Netflix and the Sussexes “hasn’t always been good”, fueling speculation about the future of their partnership.
“Harry is fine, but Meghan thinks she knows how to run Hollywood,” the source shared, adding that their first bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey on the CBS network “has ripples” on Netflix.
“There were some unhappy executives who felt Netflix should have had the first bite of the cherry,” the insider added.
The Sussexes’ $100 million deal with Netflix in 2020 was hailed as a groundbreaking move, with the couple venturing into the world of content creation to produce documentaries, documentaries, feature films and children’s shows. The multi-year deal was seen as a strategic move for the royal couple to establish their independent careers and support their philanthropic endeavours.