The podcast game just got a little bigger. Director, producer, and entrepreneur Ava DuVernay has finalized a deal with Spotify to create scripted and unscripted podcasts through her production company, ARRAY.
“Recognizing the undeniable power of voice and sound, I’m thrilled to extend ARRAY’s storytelling into the realm of podcasts,” DuVernay said, according to Shadow & Act.
“The opportunity to work with Lydia Polgreen and her passionate team drew us to Spotify as a home for our audio narratives and we couldn’t be more excited to begin this new creative journey.”
DuVernay is the latest addition to a star-studded roster at Spotify. Jemele Hill, Joe Rogan, Amy Schumer and Michelle Obama have all put together podcasts on the streaming platform.
“Spotify’s partnership with ARRAY continues our commitment to bringing the world’s most powerful and creative voices into podcasting,” Spotify executive Dawn Ostroff added.
“We look forward to Spotify listeners hearing from the exceptional creators that ARRAY will be bringing to our global platform.”