HARRY and Meghan are working to protect their £18million podcast deal after failing to produce any content this year leaving Spotify chiefs mystified.
Pressure has been mounting on the pair to follow up the only episode of their multi-year contract – a solitary 35-minute holiday special last December.
Spotify last year excitedly announced it was expecting a fullscale launch of content from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex throughout 2021.
But with only one show under their belts, the streaming platform has so far paid the couple £500,000 for each minute.
One source said: “Spotify were delighted when they signed the couple, but the lack of content has mystified them. Particularly as they seem to have no problem producing content for other platforms.”
Another source said: “When Harry and Meghan signed the Spotify deal in December, they didn’t really have a full audio team behind them, there were no scripts ready and they hadn’t made podcasts before. The holiday special episode was whacked together but, even though it was well received by fans, it was hard for them to pull off.”
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