After Netflix, Spotify Gets Into the Obama Business
It's not a major news story. But it's just another example of how dot coms are subsidizing the Obamas. And the Dems in general.
President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are the latest to jump into the podcast game, under a pact with Spotify to produce a series of podcasts exclusively for the streaming platform.
Under the multiyear deal between Spotify and Higher Ground Productions, the former first couple’s production company, Barack and Michelle Obama are set to develop, produce, and lend their voices to select podcasts on a wide range of topics. The agreement is with Higher Ground Audio, a new division of the Higher Ground production company, that is housing the Obamas’ move into podcasts.
The Obamas formed Higher Ground last year, saying their goal is to foster new, diverse voices in the entertainment biz. The couple has a multiyear deal with Netflix to produce original scripted, unscripted and documentary series and films and earlier this spring announced seven initial projects in development.
Spotify will distribute the Obamas’ podcasts worldwide to its paid and ad-supported user base. In the first quarter, Spotify said it had 100 million Premium subscribers and more than 217 million monthly active users overall.
Without regard to their politics. Of course.
It goes without saying that Trump family members won't be benefiting from these sweetheart deals.
But beyond the cash, dot coms are allowing Democrat operatives to shape their content while, in many cases, censoring conservatives. This is a growing problem and a major element in the culture war that we're in.