Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry have parted ways with Spotify. The reported multimillion-dollar partnership between the streaming platform and Meghan and Prince Harry’s Archewell Audio has officially ended on a mutual agreement after it was first announced in December 2020.
The couple made their Spotify debut by releasing a holiday special, followed by one season of the podcast show, Archetypes, which was hosted by Meghan and featured 12 episodes. The mother-of-two was joined by guest speakers including Deepika Padukone, Mariah Carey, Paris Hilton, Mindy Kaling, and Serena Williams, as they opened up about personal experiences of the harmful stereotyping of women.
Nine months after its last episode, and with no prospects of another show as part of the lucrative deal, Archewell Audio and Spotify released a joint statement: “Spotify and Archewell Audio have mutually agreed to part ways and are proud of the series that we made together.” According to Wall Street Journal, a spokeswoman for Archewell Productions said, “Meghan is continuing to develop more content for the Archetypes audience on another platform,” an Archewell Productions spokeswoman told the Wall Street Journal.
The couple is at the helm of a number of other media projects, which include Prince Harry’s tell-all biography Spare, and an agreement with Netflix to produce streaming content. Under this, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex released a two-part docuseries on December 8 titled Meghan & Harry, in which they offered a glimpse into their relationship and their time with the British royal family leading up to their decision to step down as senior royals.