Sometimes goodbyes are really easy.
This is one of those times.
Spotify has allegedly decided to part ways with Barack and Michelle Obama.
Spotify declined to grant the Obamas a new contract due to creative differences.
The Obamas’ media company, which is hilariously named “Higher Ground (Their arrogance knows no bounds),” is left to shop around for a new home.
Looks like Barack Obama failed where Joe Rogan succeeded.
Something tells me the Obamas won’t be missed.
— New York Post (@nypost) April 21, 2022
The New York Post reports on the Spotify/Obama split:
The Obamas are searching for a new home for their podcasts after Spotify reportedly declined to offer the former first couple a new contract because they didn’t make enough personal appearances on the streaming service.
Barack and Michelle Obama are reportedly in talks with several companies, including Amazon’s Audible and iHeartMedia, on a deal that will likely be worth tens of millions of dollars, according to Bloomberg News.
The ex-president and the former first lady, who co-own the production company Higher Ground, will reportedly decide on their podcasting platform of choice sometime within the next few weeks.
Spotify declines to renew Obamas podcast contract: reporthttps://t.co/Y1lpQQnkbM
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 21, 2022
Here’s more details on the split from Fox News:
However, Bloomberg News indicated that the move was not the former president’s choice.
“It has talked with multiple big networks, including Spotify, but the Swedish streaming giant declined to make an offer, according to three sources familiar with the discussions,” Bloomberg News wrote.
Spotify did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Other media outlets reported:
Spotify has reportedly declined to renew its working relationship with the Obama’s Higher Ground company.https://t.co/O3CwFhFe0m
— The FADER (@thefader) April 21, 2022
How Will Liberals React to Spotify’s Latest Decision on the Obama Podcast? https://t.co/yjsAXk1P2U
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) April 21, 2022
— The Root (@TheRoot) April 21, 2022
The failure of CNN+ and lapsing of Obama Spotify contract are related. Shitty establishment content previously forcefed to us in cable monopoly era simply cannot compete in the free market of streaming
The revolution has just begun
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) April 21, 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
Spotify Says “Bye Bye” To Obama! Streaming Giant Declines To Renew Our Lord And Savior’s Contract https://t.co/uOchPj6UsH
— Not the Bee (@Not_the_Bee) April 21, 2022
BREAKING NEWS : Spotify declines to renew Obama’s podcast contract. (FOX) pic.twitter.com/h2HBVmp7yC
— Samantha Morlote (@MorloteSamantha) April 21, 2022
Spotify keeps Rogan and boots Obama…
— HalosRamsFan (@HalosRamsFan) April 21, 2022