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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are officially resuming production with Spotify for the coming launch of their audio-first production company, Archewell Audio, which will source their first podcast series.
An Archewell Audio spokesperson confirmed in a statement Thursday that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are continuing their multiyear podcast deal with Spotify despite a several month hiatus. “We are excited to announce that we are continuing production of Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex’s groundbreaking first podcast series, set to launch this summer,” the rep told BAZAAR.com.
The duke and duchess will additionally work directly with the streamer to promote a safer, well-sourced audio landscape with more reliable and accurate information. Among their collaborative efforts with the team include proposals for new “policies, practices, and strategies meant to raise creator awareness, minimize the spread of misinformation, and support transparency,” per the spokesperson’s statement.
The Sussex couple first announced their exclusive deal with Spotify back in December 2020—citing goals to source a series of podcasts with Archewell that spotlight diverse perspectives and “build community through shared experience, narratives, and values” in their initial statement.
Months later, the royal couple hit pause on production efforts to address the widespread backlash against Spotify concerning the streamer’s…