Spotify signs exclusive podcast deal with filmmaker Ava DuVernay


“Recognizing the undeniable power of voice and sound, I am delighted to extend Array’s storytelling into the realm of podcasting,” DuVernay said in a statement. “The opportunity to work with [Gimlet managing director] Lydia Polgreen and her passionate team brought us to Spotify as a home for our audio stories and we couldn’t be more excited to start this new creative journey.

DuVernay and Array join a number of notable people on Spotify’s podcast list. In recent years, the company has entered into agreements with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Joe rogan and Barack and Michelle Obama.

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