Spotify hopes to capitalise on the success of former First Lady Michelle Obama’s podcast launch and sign the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for a similar exclusive series. Insiders have revealed the streaming giant, which is worth £22billion and has over 120million subscribers worldwide, could offer the couple a seven-figure sum for the signing.
The platform hope the couple would chat candidly about their life in the exclusive podcast, following on from the success of The Michelle Obama Podcast, which launched last month.
Meghan and Harry have reportedly been on the streaming platforms “hit list” for a while.
A detailed offer is currently in the works, with Spotify looking to approach the couple with a formal offer in the coming weeks.
An insider at the company has claimed Meghan would effectively be able to “name her price” if she agreed to participate in the podcast series.
The source told the Mirror: “Of course, money is no object.
“Meghan Markle will be more or less able to name her price for exclusively working with them on a podcast series.
“The Duke and Duchess have been on their hit list for a while and a detailed proposal is set to be presented to Meghan’s US agent in a matter of weeks.”
At the start of the year Meghan and Harry announced they would be stepping down as senior royals in order to become financially independent.
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The purpose of the visit was to see how the radio platform supports young people, and to learn more about their model of using music, radio and media for social impact.
In 2017, Prince Harry guest edited BBC Radio 4’s Today show.
He interviewed former US President Barack Obama and his father, the Prince of Wales, for the programme.
As well as editing the radio show, Harry also gave an insight into his personal life and relationship with Meghan, who was his fiancee at the time.
During the coronavirus lockdown, the Sussexes have also participated in a number of video calls where they discussed difficult topics with ease.
Most recently, Meghan took part in an online chat with US journalist and political activist Gloria Steinem where the pair discussed feminism, oppression and the importance of voting in the upcoming US election.