Spotify officer calls Harry and Meghan ‘grifters’ after podcast offer pertains to early end

Spotify exec calls Harry and Meghan ‘grifters’ after podcast deal comes to early end

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The collective efforts in between Spotify and Harry and Meghan has actually led to simply one, 12- episode series of the podcast “Archetypes.”

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Spotify executive Bill Simmons explained Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, as “grifters” after the couple’s collaboration with the streaming platform pertained to a relatively early end Friday.

The collaboration with Harry and Meghan’s production business Archewell Audio, initially revealed inDec 2020, was initially explained by Spotify as a “multiyear partnership,” with the pledge of providing “podcasts that will inspire.”

However, the collective efforts have actually led to simply one, 12- episode series of the podcast “Archetypes,” which saw Meghan interview noteworthy visitors, consisting of Serena Williams and Mariah Carey.

The offer was extensively reported at the time to be worth around $20 million.

“Spotify and Archewell Audio have mutually agreed to part ways and are proud of the series we made together,” Spotify and Archewell Audio stated in a joint declaration.

This isn’t the very first time that Bill Simmons, Spotify’s head of podcast development and money making, has actually made disparaging remarks about the previous working royals, having formerly stated that he was “embarrassed” to share the Spotify platform with Harry.

“Shoot this guy to the sun, I’m so tired of this guy,” Simmons stated on his self-titled podcast in January.

Simmons has actually formerly landed in hot water for voicing questionable views, consisting of in 2014 when he was suspended by ESPN over remarks that he made about a domestic violence case.

Spotify decreased to react to Simmons’ remarks when gotten in touch with by CNBC. Archewell Audio did not right away react to CNBC’s ask for remark.