Barack and Michelle Obama sign multi-year Spotify podcast deal

“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to amplify voices that are too often ignored or silenced altogether,” Michelle Obama said in a press release.

June 06, 2019
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Barack and Michelle Obama have announced that their production company, Higher Ground, is teaming up with Spotify for a new batch of podcasts. A press release states that the Obamas "will develop, produce, and lend their voices to select podcasts" as a part of the deal. The news of the Obamas' partnership with Spotify arrives one year after the former First Family inked a similar production deal with Netflix.

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“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to amplify voices that are too often ignored or silenced altogether, and through Spotify, we can share those stories with the world,” Michelle Obama said. There's no word on when to expect the as-yet unannounced podcasts in the multi-year production agreement, but their recently detailed Netflix roster will include a Frederick Douglass biopic and a scripted show following people of color in post-World War II New York City.

Barack and Michelle Obama sign multi-year Spotify podcast deal