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.
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Podcasts Based on DC Comics Characters are Coming to Spotify
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