The bosses at music streaming giant Spotify have reportedly taken control of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s podcast, taking “matters into their own hands” due to a lack of content from the couple.

Spotify is currently recruiting in-house staff to work on a show for Harry and Meghan’s Archewell Audio that features “the voices of high profile women”, The Sun reports.

Despite signing a deal with the streaming company worth an estimated worth of $33 million, the couple have produced just one episode, released as a Christmas special in December 2020.

In an earlier announcement, Spotify said it was expecting a full-scale launch of content from the former royals during 2021.

With just one 35-minute episode created so far – despite appearances in multiple interviews and other podcasts in 2021 – the couple has been paid around $935,000 per minute.

“Spotify has been waiting a long time for some content from Harry and Meghan and now it appears they have finally taken matters into their own hands,” a source close to the project told The Sun.

An advertisement for a senior producer at Gimlet Projects, the production arm of Spotify, is looking for candidates with experience with “high-profile talent”.

“We’re currently assembling a show team that will build and launch a new original show with Archewell featuring the voices of high profile women,” the ad reads.

Advertised as a six-month role, the job is called for experienced applicants to “launch an exciting new weekly show based in Los Angeles”.

“The ideal candidate has experience working with high-profile talent, and an interest in the intersection of social activism and popular culture.”

The wave of recruitment comes after Spotify was rumoured to have given the couple a “gentle nudge” in December to produce content.

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