When partnerships fail

When a partnership fails both parties are usual cordial. And that was the official comments when Spotify and Harry & Meghan canceled their podcast partnership (“Spotify and Archewell Audio have mutually agreed to part ways and are proud of the series we made together“).

However, Bill Simmons was way more direct on his podcast: “Bill Simmons, the Ringer founder and head of podcast innovation and monetization at Spotify, recently ridiculed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on his podcast, labeling the couple as “fucking grifters” Simmons’ comment follows the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Thursday announcement that their production company, Archewell, had severed ties with the audio company. The pair inked a $20 million deal with Spotify in 2020.”

Author: Henrik Torstensson

Partner at Alliance VC. Investing in Nordic early-stage tech startups.

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