The acquisition by Gimlet and Anchor by Spotify really threw me for a loop, I must admit. And I don’t just mean because it’s a big story that happened to coincide with a busy period at Hot Pod when we had plans to cover other things. I have conflicting and unresolved opinions about the arrival of such a huge deal in the podcasting world that I’m still working out, so now you get to read me processing over the next few hundred words….
I need a break from spilling out my brain juice on this subject, if only because I require some time to process and get a clearer view on the bigger picture. In the meantime, some details to clock that didn’t make the emergency newsletter bonanza…
Told you Spotify wasn’t done shopping. This morning, the Swedish streaming company announced that it has closed the Gimlet acquisition, and that it had additionally acquired another podcast company: Anchor, the podcast hosting-and-monetization platform founded by Michael Mignano and Nir Zicherman. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed Here’s the press release, and here’s the […]
Quiet weekend, huh? In case you missed it, Spotify is reported to be in “advanced talks” to acquire Gimlet Media. Recode and the Wall Street Journal both broke the news late Friday. And let me tell ya: my inbox hasn’t seen as much action as it did over the past seventy-two hours or so than […]
If I had a podcast, this is when I’d drop an emergency pod, because this is some Kristaps Porzingis-level shit. Recode’s Peter Kafka and the Wall Street Journal’s Ben Mullin both fired out the story within the past two hours that Spotify, the Swedish music streaming company, is apparently in “advanced talks” to acquire Gimlet […]
I’ve just learned that Gimlet Media is stepping into the daily news podcast space, courtesy of the Wall Street Journal. The move was announced internally earlier today, and as it stands, the two companies are currently seeking an executive producer and a host to staff the production. Specific details are still scants, but the hope, […]
Did you know it’s been slightly over four years since Alex Blumberg launched the Startup podcast and founded Gimlet Media, which went on to pitch itself as the “HBO of Audio” and serve, more or less, as a crucial poster-company for the podcast industry? Four years; that’s the length of a presidential term, both an […]