Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Spotify deal: Are they working on new content?


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry signed a multi-million deal with Spotify, but the couple hasn’t uploaded any new content.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are doing great after they stepped down from their royal duties. They wanted to be financially independent from the royal family and they did after closing multi-million deals with Netflix and Spotify. However, many are wondering why they haven’t uploaded fresh content.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Spotify deal update

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have uploaded minimal content on Spotify. The only content they produced was a 34-minute Christmas Special which premiered shortly after their deal went public. However, after that, Prince Harry and Markle didn’t upload any fresh content.

In June, they took a parental leave after welcoming their daughter, baby Lili. It has been six months since their break and they still haven’t uploaded any content.

Royal author Phil Dampier told The Sun, they were having up to five months off and the people who paid them wanted something in return. At the time, the royal commentator said they seemed to have put on too much stuff on their plate.

Meanwhile, Spotify may withdraw from its deal with Prince Hary and Meghan Markle due to the royal couple’s lack of popularity. Media lawyer Ian Penman felt that the streaming giant overestimated the Sussexes’ popularity after their first podcast failed to garner as many listeners.

“It would not be an unfair assumption that perhaps their popularity was not as great as maybe they or indeed Spotify initially felt,” he said per Geo.TV.

He added that if the couple won’t have new episodes, then they are probably not as popular as Spotify anticipated.

Meghan and Harry’s first Spotify content revisited

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex celebrated the holiday season with their first podcast episode. It was produced by Archewell Audio and Spotify’s Gimlet. The standalone episode featured inspirational stories from various celebrities.

Among the guests were Stacey Abrams, Brené Brown, Deepak Chopra, James Corden, Sir Elton John, Naomi Osaka, Tyler Perry and more, The List reported.

The royal couple signed with Spotify to uplift and entertain audiences. However, after their first episode, the couple hasn’t uploaded fresh content. 

“Spotify were delighted when they signed the couple, but the lack of content has mystified them,” a source told The Sun. “Particularly as they seem to have no problem producing content for other platforms.”

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