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The collaborative efforts between Spotify and Harry and Meghan has resulted in only one, 12-episode sequence of the podcast “Archetypes.”

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Spotify govt Invoice Simmons described Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, as “grifters” after the couple’s partnership with the streaming platform got here to a seemingly untimely finish Friday.

The partnership with Harry and Meghan’s manufacturing firm Archewell Audio, first introduced in Dec. 2020, was initially described by Spotify as a “multiyear partnership,” with the promise of delivering “podcasts that can encourage.” 

Nonetheless, the collaborative efforts have resulted in only one, 12-episode sequence of the podcast “Archetypes,” which noticed Meghan interview notable visitors, together with Serena Williams and Mariah Carey.

The deal was extensively reported on the time to be price round $20 million. 

“Spotify and Archewell Audio have mutually agreed to half methods and are happy with the sequence we made collectively,” Spotify and Archewell Audio stated in a joint assertion.

This is not the primary time that Invoice Simmons, Spotify’s head of podcast innovation and monetization, has made disparaging remarks in regards to the former working royals, having beforehand stated that he was “embarrassed” to share the Spotify platform with Harry.

“Shoot this man to the solar, I am so uninterested in this man,” Simmons stated on his self-titled podcast in January.

Simmons has beforehand landed in scorching water for voicing controversial views, together with in 2014 when he was suspended by ESPN over feedback that he made a few home violence case.

Spotify declined to answer Simmons’ remarks when contacted by CNBC. Archewell Audio didn’t instantly reply to CNBC’s request for remark.

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