Ava DuVernay directed the powerful drama about the famed march led by Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, the eye-opening documentary 13th about the history of racial inequality in our prison system, and the harrowing story of five teens from Harlem falsely accused of a brutal attack in When They See Us. The filmmaker is also making huge waves in building diversity behind the camera through her her nonprofit company ARRAY Alliance. Now she’s expanding into the world of audio storytelling with a new podcast partnership at Spotify. Read More »
Podcasts were already enjoying something of a resurgence in popularity and quality before the pandemic hit. Now in the age of coronavirus, their audiences have grown even more as people are desperate to find new entertainment to keep them occupied while being stuck at home. With podcasts and audio storytelling at large earning more attention from listeners, they’re also drawing in even more big name talent to make them, and the filmmaking duo the Duplass Brothers and Star Wars hero Daisy Ridley are the latest to join the audio game. Read More »
In the future, everyone will have a podcast. If there wasn’t already a plethora of podcasts available before the coronavirus pandemic, the quarantine has certainly inspired a whole swath of new audio entertainment to fight for our attention. Even media giants are getting in on the latest rise in podcast popularity, and Spotify and Audible will be adding more to the bunch.
Spotify has just struck a deal with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment that will bring the likes of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, The Joker and many more DC Comics characters into the podcast arena with an annual slate of dramatic and comedic scripted audio programming. Meanwhile, over at Audible, a handful of new shows starring Kevin Bacon, Alicia Silverstone, Christian Slater, Yvette Nicole Brown and more have just been announced. Read More »
HBO Max is building out its collection of original titles with an adaptation of the hit LGBTQ podcast The Two Princes. The upcoming streaming service is teaming up with Spotify to adapt The Two Princes, which follows two rival princes on a quest to save their realm, into a 60-minute animated special. The Two Princes animated special goes to HBO Max after a competitive bidding situation for the property, which became a hit scripted podcast upon its debut last year.
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Spotify is getting the Netflix treatment. In what looks to be the streaming giant’s bid to make the next Social Network, Netflix has ordered a Swedish scripted series about the origins of the music streaming service Spotify.
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Do you have Spotify Premium? If so, congrats – you now have Hulu, too! If you sign up for it, that is. Now through June, Spotify Premium subscribers can sign up for Hulu’s ad-supported plan for no additional cost. And if you already have Hulu, you can still qualify through a few simple steps. As far as package deals go, this one is worth scooping up.
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Want some mood music to play while you tinker with your Halloween costume or carve your last pumpkin? Never fear, the Stranger Things season 2 soundtrack is here. And on Spotify!
The brooding, synth-heavy score debuted one of its main themes earlier this month, but the soundtrack was, until now, only available for purchase digitally on Invada and Lakeshore. But it looks like that veil of exclusivity has been dropped, and every Stranger Things fan can stream the season 2 soundtrack.
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