Film maker Ava DuVernay has inked a multi-year deal with Spotify to produce exclusive podcasts.
Together, Spotify and DuVernay will produce exclusive scripted and unscripted original audio programming through ARRAY, DuVernay’s multiplatform arts and social impact collective dedicated to narrative change.
DuVernay joins Joe Rogan, Kim Kardashian West, Michelle Obama, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as other high-profile personalities who have signed with Spotify.
Under the exclusive partnership, ARRAY will bring new stories to Spotify’s global 144 million Premium subscribers and more than 320 million monthly active users around the world, amplifying a variety of voices and perspectives through podcasting.
“Spotify’s partnership with ARRAY continues our commitment to bringing the world’s most powerful and creative voices into podcasting,” says Spotify Chief Content and Advertising Business Officer Dawn Ostroff. “Ava DuVernay and her team at ARRAY will offer a singular perspective on audio storytelling. We look forward to Spotify listeners hearing from the exceptional creators that she will be elevating by leveraging our global platform.”
ARRAY will partner with Spotify’s Gimlet studio on a number of scripted and unscripted narrative podcasts overseen by ARRAY Filmworks President Sarah Bremner.
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