Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are reportedly out of their exclusive deal with Spotify, though it remains unclear who is ditching who.
The Obamas had apparently been lax in taping new episodes. Michelle’s podcast has had only one new episode since September, and the former president’s podcast has no new episodes in over a year.
Some have reported that Spotify declined to renew the contract while others said the Obamas ditched Spotify. Either way, the deal is apparently over. Spotify has also recently been in controversy for standing by Joe Rogan, who hosts the most popular podcast in the world.
The news comes as another media giant, CNN, announced that it was closing down CNN Plus.
The Intercept is begging for subs, the Obama Spotify Podcast is toast, and CNN+ is in flames.
Dunno about you but I’m enjoying watching these Propaganda outlets burn.
— Robert (Durden) (@realrobdurden) April 20, 2022
Is today some kind of corporate media day of reckoning?
I mean I always believed in some form of Karama but WOW this all just happened!
Netflix – stock plunge 35%, 200k unsub
CNN+ – totally destroyed
Spotify – declines Obama’s contract
Disney – panicking with tax lability in FL pic.twitter.com/QWAOVGn7jV
— Luke Rudkowski (@Lukewearechange) April 21, 2022