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Michelle Obama and Barack Obama (Image source: Instagram)
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Obamas to leave Spotify's exclusive podcast deal

ANI | Updated: Apr 21, 2022 20:41 IST

Washington [US], April 21 (ANI): Ex-US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama's media company, Higher Ground, has ended its exclusive podcast deal with Spotify.
According to Variety, they are currently on the lookout for other partners in the podcasting space.
Originally inked in 2019, the Obamas have exited their exclusive pact with Spotify after being frustrated with the company's exclusive terms.

Primarily, they want to have their podcast programming distributed as widely as possible, according to two sources familiar with the situation.
A news outlet has reported that Higher Ground has also disagreed with Spotify over how many of its shows would feature the former president and first lady.
The production house's current deal with Spotify runs through October 2022 and a source suggests that Spotify declined to make an offer to renew the agreement.
As per Variety, Higher Ground is currently in talks with other audio distribution companies, including Amazon-owned Audible and iHeartMedia, in hope of reaching a nonexclusive deal for its podcast content. (ANI)