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First up on the multi-project slate is More Than A Vote: Our Voices. Our Vote. The special is produced in collaboration with podcast company Cadence 13 and supports the More Than A Vote initiative — a voting rights organization led by a coalition of Black athletes and artists including James, aimed at combating voter suppression and misinformation that disproportionately disenfranchises communities of color.
More Than A Vote: Our Voices. Our Vote. premieres on Oct. 27 for free within the Audible Premium Plus catalog and will offer educational material on the history of voting, the electoral process, and voter suppression. Entertainers, public officials, athletes, and artists and more offer their voice to the special including James as well as actresses Octavia Spencer and Amanda Seales, Olympic athlete Tommie Smith, and Black Voters Matter co-founder LaTosha Brown.
“Influential creators like LeBron, Maverick and the SpringHill team keep us motivated to continue creating storytelling experiences that spark critical conversations and cultivate change,” said Rachel Ghiazza, Executive Vice President, Head of US Content at Audible. “Joining forces with this fearless group, we strive to empower our millions of listeners and provide resources to elevate their voices, and what better way to start than with an inspiring Words + Music special to reinforce the mission of LeBron’s More Than A Vote initiative.”
The SpringHill deal follows an earlier October announcement with Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco and an August announcement that Audible was revamping its subscription lineup and offering lower priced Audible Plus for all-you-can-listen access to both original and third-party podcast programming. The $8-per-month offering has a catalog of more than 68,000 hours of content and serves as a companion to the $15-per-month Audible Premium Plus, which offers access to the full Audible library of audiobooks and other programming.
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