Oscar-winning filmmaker and producer Ava DuVernay’s Array extends their impression when it comes to inclusive storytelling. The Selma director and her social impact collective have partnered with Spotify for several years to produce exclusive script-based and non-script-based original audio programming.
As part of the exclusive partnership, Array will join Spotify and its global reach, which recently surpassed 144 million premium subscribers and more than 320 million monthly active users around the world. The collaboration is in line with Array’s mission of narrative change and will expand a variety of voices and perspectives through podcasting.
« I recognize the undeniable power of voice and tone and I’m excited to expand ARRAY’s storytelling to podcasts, » said DuVernay. « The opportunity to work with Lydia Polgreen and her passionate team brought us to Spotify as the home for our audio narratives, and we couldn’t be more excited to begin this new creative journey. »
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« Spotify’s partnership with Array continues our commitment to bringing the world’s most powerful and creative voices to podcasting, » said Dawn Ostroff, Spotify’s chief content and advertising business officer. « We look forward to Spotify listeners hearing from the extraordinary developers who will bring ARRAY to our global platform. »
ARRAY will partner with Spotify’s Gimlet studio on a series of scripted and unscripted podcasts by Sarah Bremner, President of Array Filmworks,
« Ava DuVernay and her team at ARRAY are leaders in telling powerful stories about the most pressing problems of our time, » said Lydia Polgreen, Managing Director of Gimlet. “We’re excited to bring to life her passion for bringing forgotten and neglected voices to life in audio.”
All podcasts on Spotify, including the exclusive titles from this partnership, are available for free.