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Why Spotify Isn't Simply A Music Company [Cherie Hu]

In this piece Cherie Hu looks at how Spotify's major investments in third party licensing deals and original podcast development are validating investor predictions and causing it to become the Netflix of audio while potentially putting its brand at risk. ____________________________________ Guest post by Cherie Hu on Medium On October 28, 2018, as I was on Spotify’s mobile app searching for a certain music playlist I had made for myself, I received the following, unsolicite...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Hbo, New York, London, Amy Schumer, Disney, Syfy, Bbc, Netflix, Pandora, Guest Post, EK, Npr

Spotify Paid Nearly $340 Million to Buy Podcast Startups Gimlet and Anchor

Streaming-audio giant Spotify shelled out around €300 million, or about $337 million, to buy podcasting companies — producer Gimlet Media and services provider Anchor FM Inc., the company said. The deals for Gimlet and Anchor, announced last week, were primarily in cash, with the total purchase prices subject to closing adjustments, Spotify disclosed the figure in […]
Tags: Spotify, News, Anchor, Gimlet, Gimlet Media, Anchor FM Inc

Pandora’s Approach to Podcasting Is What Sets It Apart in the Industry

Podcasting has developed into an incredibly big market with lots of potential, but even the largest players are still evolving their approach. While Spotify is dominating the conversation with moves like its recent acquisition of Gimlet Media and Anchor, two major podcasting companies, Pandora is also asserting itself in this space. In this video, Alex...
Tags: Spotify, Advertising, Pandora, Gimlet Media, Challenger Brands

Opinion: How the podcasting landscape is changing

Francesco Baschieri, President of podcast solutions provider Voxnest on what recent moves mean for the podcasting landscape and advertising opportunities. “While Spotify claimed that they’re moving towards being an “audio” company and not just a music company, this can cause worry to the radio industry. The long-anticipated shift is coming. There are already a few players with interesting moves to further expand into podcasting. Broadcasting company E.W. Scripps purchased podcast listening...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Podcasts, Opinion, Radio, Brazil, E W Scripps, Midroll, Triton Digital, Gimlet Media, Spreaker, Stuff Media, Voxnest, Francesco Baschieri

The golden era of podcasts is yet to come

Podcasts have existed on the web for nearly a decade and a half, and pretty much in the same way you know them now.: pre-recorded audio files of spoken-word shows that you can download, stream, and play on any internet-connected device. In that time, things haven’t changed a whole lot. Spotify’s recent acquisition of Gimlet Media and Anchor means things seem like things could change for the listener in a big way. It led me, an ardent fan of the medium, to question whether the golden age of podca...
Tags: Startups, Spotify, Insights, Gimlet Media

Startups Weekly: Spotify gets acquisitive and Instacart screws up

Did anyone else listen to season one of StartUp, Alex Blumberg’s OG Gimlet podcast? I did, and I felt like a proud mom this week reading stories of the major, first-of-its-kind Spotify acquisition of his podcast production company, Gimlet. Spotify also bought Anchor, a podcast monetization platform, signaling a new era for the podcasting industry. On top of that, Himalaya, a free podcast app I’d never heard of until this week, raised a whopping $100 million in venture capital funding to “esta...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Uber, Y Combinator, Spotify, Web Summit, Funding, Tech, CMO, Palo Alto, Venture Capital, Tencent, Reddit, Bird, Silicon Valley

Spotify will now suspend or terminate accounts it finds are using ad blockers

Spotify will take a harder stance on ad blockers in its updated terms of service. In an email to users today, the streaming music and podcast platform said its new user guidelines “mak[e] it clear that all types of ad blockers, bots and fraudulent streaming activities are not permitted.” Accounts that use ad blockers face immediate suspension or termination under the new terms of service, which go into effect on March 1. Ad blockers have long been a headache for Spotify . The company disclosed...
Tags: TC, Apps, Spotify, Tech, Streaming Music, Ad Blocking, Gimlet Media, Spotify Service

Spotify's Podcast Play Not A Sure Winner says MIDiA Analyst Mark Mulligan

Spotify declared itself an "audio-first' streaming service on Wednesday with a $500 million push into podcasting led by the acquisition of Gimlet Media and Anchor, with other deals in the wings. But Spotify's major podcast play is far from a sure bet, says top industry analyst Mark Mulligan of MIDiA. ____________________________   "for all its commitment to the format, Spotify may find the podcast battle harder to win than expected"   By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA from...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Netflix, Arpu, Gimlet, Bruce Houghton, Mark Mulligan, Gimlet Media, Guy Raz, Anchor Spotify, Lauryn Hill Podcasts

Spotify to buy podcasting companies Gimlet and Anchor

Music streaming service Spotify has agreed to acquire two podcasting companies Gimlet Media and Anchor. No financial terms were disclosed. Gimlet’s backers included Stripes Group, Refinery29, Blue Apron, Craftsy, Emerson Collective, Cross Culture Ventures, Betaworks and Graham Holdings. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE:SPOT) (the “company”), the world’s most popular music streaming service, today announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acq...
Tags: Spotify, Ebay, New York City, Trends, Tech, M&a, Daniel Ek, Gimlet, Spot, Alex Blumberg, Gimlet Media, Matt Lieber, Daniel Ek Spotify, Michael Mignano, Graham Holdings, Brooklyn New York Gimlet

Spotify Buys Podcast Producer Gimlet Media

“In announcing its fourth-quarter earnings, the Stockholm company said it had acquired Gimlet Media, the studio behind the popular podcasts Crimetown, Reply All and StartUp, and Anchor, which makes tools for recording and distributing podcasts. Financial terms of the transactions were not disclosed.” — The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, Gimlet Media, 02.06.19

Spotify acquires Podcast creators Gimlet Media and Anchor

Spotify has announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire Gimlet Media Inc. and Anchor podcast creation, publishing, and monetization services. Gimlet will bring its best-in-class podcast studio with dedicated IP development, production, and advertising capabilities. While Anchor will bring its platform of tools for podcast creators and its creator base. The transactions are expected to close in the first quarter of 2019 and subject to customary closing conditions. Ancho...
Tags: Spotify, News, Blogging, Anchor, Gimlet Media, Daniel Ek Spotify, Gimlet Media Inc

This Infographic Tells Story Of Spotify's Strong Q4

Even as news was breaking that Spotify had acquired major podcasters Gimlet Media and Anchor to further its mission as an "audio-first" company, the streamer also reported a solid Q4 2018 with both strong user growth and its first ever quarterly operating profit. Just in case you're no interested in a deep dive into the numbers, this infographic share the highlights:     [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Spotify, Music, Bruce Houghton, Gimlet Media

Spotify Looking at ‘Broad Range’ of Podcast M&A Deals, Content Chief Dawn Ostroff Says

Dawn Ostroff’s inbox is going to get flooded with over-the-transom pitches from podcast content and tech companies hoping to become part of Spotify’s new $500 million podcasting push. Spotify signaled that it’s a major buyer in the podcast biz, announcing all-cash deals Wednesday to buy Gimlet Media and Anchor. All told, Spotify said it expects to […]
Tags: Spotify, News, Anchor, Gimlet Media, Dawn Ostroff

Spotify buys two podcast companies, and plans to spend even more

Spotify purchased major podcasting companies Gimlet Media and Anchor, making the streaming music company the second largest podcast platform behind Apple as it seeks to turn audio into as lucrative a business as video. The post Spotify buys two podcast companies, and plans to spend even more appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Business, Podcast, News, Trends, Home Theater, Gimlet Media

Daily Crunch: Spotify buys Gimlet and Anchor

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. Spotify buys Gimlet and Anchor in podcast push, earmarks $500M for more deals Spotify is going after podcasts in a major way in 2019. The music streaming service confirmed that it has snapped up two podcast networks — Gimlet and Anchor — in undisclosed deals. But that’s not all: Spotify also said i...
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Spotify Reports 207M Users, 97M Paid, Strong Q4 Financials

[UPDATE 2] Spotify announced that it now had 207 million active monthly users, as part of a quarterly financial report released on Wednesday morning. Spotify outperformed analysts financial expectations, notching its first every quarterly operating profit. User growth came primarily as a result of improved retention relative to forecast. Latin America and other emerging regions continued to deliver strong growth.  The streamer reported 97 million Premium paid users at the end of 2018. ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Middle East, Latin America, Music Business, Music Tech, North Africa, Bruce Houghton, Gimlet Media

Spotify, in Major Podcast Push, Buys Gimlet Media and Audio Tool Start-Up

The deals will help the music-streaming giant expand beyond its core service and reduce its reliance on the major record labels.
Tags: Spotify, News, Media, Podcasts, EK, Mergers, Daniel, Blumberg, Acquisitions and Divestitures, Computers and the Internet, Gimlet Media, Audio Recordings, Downloads and Streaming, Alex (1966-

Spotify Buys Podcast Startups Gimlet Media and Anchor, Plans Up to $500M in Acquisitions in 2019

Spotify is best known as a music-streaming service — but it’s placing a big new bet on building a podcasting empire. On Wednesday, Spotify announced deals to acquire Gimlet Media, the podcast producer whose shows include “Homecoming,” “StartUp” and “Reply All,” and Anchor, which offers tools for podcast creation, publishing, and monetization services. Terms of […]
Tags: Spotify, News, Anchor, Gimlet Media, Spotify Buys Podcast Startups Gimlet Media

Spotify agrees to buy two podcasting companies

Music streaming service Spotify has entered into agreements to acquire podcast content producer Gimlet Media and podcast creator/publisher Anchor for an undisclosed sum. Gimlet was founded in 2014 and is behind series such as StartUp, Reply All, Homecoming, Mogul and more. Gimlet Creative, the company’s in-house advertising agency, produces official podcasts for brands like eBay, Tinder, Gatorade and Mastercard. Gimlet Pictures, the company’s film and television development and production arm...
Tags: Spotify, Podcasts, Ebay, New York City, Radio, Gimlet, Alex Blumberg, Gimlet Media, Matt Lieber, Daniel Ek Spotify, Michael Mignano, Brooklyn New York Gimlet, Mastercard Gimlet Pictures

Spotify Reports Earnings Tomorrow, Analysts Predict Solid Q4

Spotify will report its quarterly earnings before the opening bell on Wednesday. A survey of analysts by Consumer Research Intelligence Partners hints at a solid Q4. Spotify stock closed up 1% Monday and 2.4% in pre market trading Tuesday on news that the streamer was in talks to acquire podcaster Gimlet Media for $200 million. But a solid report still means a loss for the growing streamer. On average, analysts expect a Spotify loss of 22 cents per share on revenue of $1.72 billion. ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, India, Middle East, Streaming, Music Business, Music Tech, North Africa, Bruce Houghton, Gimlet Media, Consumer Research Intelligence Partners

Spotify In Talks To Buy Gimlet For $200M, Investors React

Spotify is in advance talks to acquire respected podcaster Gimlet Media for $200 million, according to multiple sources. Podcasts have been a central focus for Spotify in recent months, as it works to expand beyond music and produce more exclusive content. Gimlet' s hit podcasts include StartUp, true crime series Crimetown and the dramas Homecoming, Sandra and The Horror of Dolores Roach. Gimlet is also moving beyond podcasts to film and television, including a recent deal with Amazon to t...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Music, Gimlet, Bruce Houghton, Sandra, Gimlet Media, Brooklyn New York Gimlet, Dolores Roach Gimlet

Spotify Is Reportedly Looking to Acquire Some of Your Favorite Podcasts in Deal With Gimlet Media

Spotify may be in discussions to acquire Gimlet Media and its roster of beloved podcasts, including titles like Reply All and Crimetown.Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Podcasts, Ces, Gimlet Media

Spotify reportedly plans to buy Gimlet Media for more than $200 million in big expansion into podcasting (SPOT)

Spotify plans to pay more than $200 million to buy Gimlet Media, Recode reported, saying the company wants to branch out of music streaming.  Podcasting is a burgeoning industry, and while Apple is the dominant distributor, no one yet has a chokehold on podcast content. The move would be Spotify's first purchase of a content company and one of the biggest deals in the podcasting industry. Spotify plans to pay more than $200 million to buy Gimlet Media, Recode reported, saying the company ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Trends, Brooklyn, Gimlet, Gimlet Media, Crimetown, Gimlet Media Recode, Julia Roberts Gimlet

Spotify reportedly in talks to buy podcast startup Gimlet Media for $200 million

Spotify is reportedly in advanced talks to purchase Gimlet Media for over $200 million. If the deal pushes through, it will be the first time that Spotify acquires a content company and will place it firmly in the podcast industry. The post Spotify reportedly in talks to buy podcast startup Gimlet Media for $200 million appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Spotify reportedly buying podcast giant Gimlet Media for a whopping sum

Spotify is reportedly in advanced talks to purchase Gimlet Media for over $200 million. If the deal pushes through, it will be the first time that Spotify acquires a content company and will place it firmly in the podcast industry. The post Spotify reportedly buying podcast giant Gimlet Media for a whopping sum appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Spotify, Business, Podcast, News, Trends, Home Theater, Gimlet Media

Spotify Is Looking to Acquire Podcast Startup Gimlet Media

Music streaming service is in talks to acquire Gimlet Media, the startup behind popular podcasts like “Crimetown” and “Reply All,” according to reports from multiple outlets including Recode and the Wall Street Journal. An acquisition would help Spotify with its podcast strategy, and open up a path to generate revenue that doesn’t rely on paying […]
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In the Race for Content, Hollywood Is Buying Up Hit Podcasts

“Homecoming,” “Dirty John” and “Lore” are just the first in a likely wave of headphone-to-screen adaptations.
Tags: News, Podcasts, Bravo, Alex, ABC Inc, Gimlet Media, Inc, Home Box Office, Wondery, FX (TV Network, Pod Save America (Radio Program, Serial (Radio Program, 2 Dope Queens (Radio Program, Homecoming (Radio Program, Dirty John (TV Program, Blumhouse Television LLC

How to Fail, With Comedians Chris Gethard and Akilah Hughes

It’s our first live recording of the Upgrade, performed in front of an audience at the Bell House in Brooklyn, NY. Joining us are comedians Chris Gethard (Lose Well, “The Chris Gethard Show”) and Akilah Hughes (“It’s Akilah, Obviously”), as well as Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings of Gimlet Media’s podcast “The Nod.” We…Read more...
Tags: Comedy, Brooklyn, Humor, Lifehacks, Bell House, Chris Gethard, Gimlet Media, The Show, Akilah Hughes, The Upgrade, Brittany Luse, Eric Eddings

‘Homecoming’ Review: Julia Roberts and Stephan James Thrill in Sam Esmail’s Sleek, Mesmerizing Amazon Series

The movie star-to-television star transition doesn’t always work. Regardless, when one of the most prominent film stars of the past few decades decides to dip their foot into television for the first time, it’s a big freaking deal. Mega star Julia Roberts steps into her first regular television role, opposite rising star Stephan James, and seamlessly makes the move to the small screen in the Amazon thriller, Homecoming. It’s a sleek, mesmerizing conspiracy thriller from Mr. Robot maest...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Drama, Department Of Defense, Features, Julia Roberts, Thriller, Robot, James, Mr Robot, Walter, Homecoming, Heidi, Roberts, Bergman

Why so many tech companies are creating shows

Editor’s note: Jay Acunzo is the author of the new book Break the Wheel, which explores how the world’s best creators break from conventional thinking to think for themselves. He’s a former digital media strategist at Google, head of content at HubSpot, and VP of brand at the seed VC, NextView. The deep tones of synth music begins to play. A crackling sound emerges, as if from static electricity, followed by a single strum from an electric guitar that shatters the silence. A man’s voice booms. “...
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