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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle get slammed by Spotify Executive Bill Simmons as podcast partnership ends


The well-known Spotify executive, Bill Simmons, has expressed his displeasure with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as their multi-year collaboration with Spotify comes to an end. Simmons, a popular podcaster himself, expressed his frustrations with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, labeling them “gritters” during a recent episode.

Simmons, who had wanted to be involved in the negotiations regarding the termination of the collaboration on Spotify in which Meghan and Harry were involved, expressed his disappointment. Recalling his encounters with Prince Harry, Simmons revealed that he was able to reveal an interesting story about a Zoom conversation they had about podcasting concepts.

I have to get drunk one night and tell Harry the Zoom story I had to try to help him with a podcast idea. It’s one of my best stories… F**k them. The gritters,” CNN quoted Simmons as saying.

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The collaboration between Archewell Audio, the production company founded by Prince Harry and Meghan, and Spotify was initially intended to produce a range of programmes. However, only one series and a holiday special were eventually released.

In the series, titled “Archetypes”, Meghan interviewed notable guests, including Serena Williams, Mariah Carey, Paris Hilton and Trevor Noah. The show aimed to explore and challenge the societal labels that hinder women’s progress.

The decision to part ways between Archewell Audio and Spotify comes as a result of Spotify’s recent strategic realignment, which involved job cuts within its podcasting unit, affecting 2% of its global workforce.

Bill Simmons’ criticism of Prince Harry is nothing new. In an earlier podcast episode, he expressed his embarrassment at sharing Spotify’s platform with him. Simmons questioned Harry’s talents and relevance, pointing out that he was born into royalty and left his job.

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He also criticized the Prince’s documentary and podcast ventures, asserting that there would be no significant public interest in them unless they discussed matters relating to the royal family.

Simmons, whose sports and culture site “The Ringer” was acquired by Spotify for more than $200 million in 2020, has a prominent place within Spotify. He is responsible for innovation and monetization of podcasts and has hosted numerous podcasts, including “The Rewatchables”.

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Updated: 20 June 2023, 02:50 PM IST

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