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Narrative Superhero Podcasts

Podcasts Based on DC Comics Characters are Coming to Spotify

— June 19, 2020 — Pop Culture
Spotify teamed up with Warner Bros. and DC Comics to create a series of exclusive superhero podcasts based on beloved characters like Batman and members of the Justice League. According to Spotify, this partnership is "the first to involve the intellectual property of the entire DC Universe" and it will introduce a new way for fans to engage with their favorite heroes in an alternative storytelling format. Naturally, there will be a spotlight not just on superheroes but also super villains as well.

This partnership will not only see Warner Bros. and DC collaborating with Spotify to create narrative stories but also new programming from original intellectual property.

While many podcasts on the platform are focused on sharing content for adults, this series has the potential to attract both kids and kids at heart.


Image Credit: Spotify
Trend Themes
1. Superhero Podcasts - The increasing popularity of narrative superhero podcasts presents an opportunity for businesses to develop and market new and innovative audio content offerings.
2. Alternative Storytelling Formats - As more consumers seek alternative forms of storytelling beyond traditional books and movies, businesses can explore the potential of new and innovative formats such as narrative podcasts.
3. Collaboration for New Intellectual Property - The partnership between Spotify, Warner Bros., and DC Comics not only highlights the potential for crossover content but also presents an opportunity for businesses across industries to collaborate and create new intellectual property.
Industry Implications
1. Entertainment - As the entertainment industry evolves to embrace alternative forms of content, the rise of narrative superhero podcasts presents a chance for businesses to capitalize on a growing audience and develop exciting new offerings.
2. Audio Technology - The rise of narrative podcasts, such as the new superhero podcasts on Spotify, presents an opportunity for businesses in the audio technology industry to innovate and improve upon existing platforms for content creation and distribution.
3. Merchandising - As the superhero podcast trend continues to grow, businesses in the merchandising industry can explore new avenues for licensed products and branding opportunities with popular characters from DC Comics and beyond.
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