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Spotify needs to show its podcasts into TV reveals and films

Spotify Expertise SA needs to show its podcasts into Hollywood franchises.

The Swedish audio-streaming big signed a deal giving Chernin Leisure, producer of “The Biggest Showman” and “Ford v Ferrari,” the rights to mine its library of unique reveals for potential movie and TV tasks, the businesses mentioned Thursday. Chernin and Spotify will determine potential tasks from Spotify’s portfolio of greater than 250 unique sequence. 

Spotify has invested a whole lot of hundreds of thousands of {dollars} buying podcast studios resembling Gimlet Media and the Ringer, hoping to draw new customers and advertisers to what has been a music app. It’s additionally looking for to diversify its income sources as a result of songs carry heavy royalty prices.

With the Chernin deal, the corporate is seeking to flip its library into worthwhile new tales for Hollywood, very similar to comedian books have for Walt Disney Co. and Warner Bros. Earlier than being acquired by Spotify, Gimlet Media had already seen a few its podcasts change into TV reveals, together with “Homecoming,” an Amazon.com Inc. TV sequence starring Julia Roberts.

Chernin Leisure, led by Hollywood mogul Peter Chernin,  has a powerful observe report making movies that please each critics and audiences. “Hidden Figures,” “Ford v Ferrari” and “The Biggest Showman” have been all business hits that obtained Oscar nominations. The corporate signed a deal to make movies for Netflix earlier this yr. 

“Audio is by far the fastest-growing medium within the leisure enterprise, and with over 250 originals and hundreds of hours of content material, Spotify has one of many largest libraries of unattached IP that exists on this planet right this moment,” Chernin mentioned in an announcement. 

This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out…

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