Gimlet co-founders open up about sale to Spotify

The audio industry is still adapting to the new landscape of podcasting after Spotify’s move to acquire both Gimlet Media and Anchor. We’ve heard outside opinions and analysis of the deal, but now there’s some information straight from the horse’s mouth. Gimlet co-founders Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber sat down with Recode, fittingly on an episode of the podcast Recode Media With Peter Kafka, to discuss their motivations for selling, Spotify, and the future of their operation. Continue Reading

In blockbuster podcast deal, Spotify acquires Gimlet Media and Anchor

Spotify has acquired not one, but two podcasting companies. The rumor mill hinted this week that the streaming company was in negotiations for podcast producer Gimlet Media, and that is one of the purchases. But Spotify has also acquired Anchor, a straightforward service that lets anyone start creating, distributing, and monetizing podcasts. Continue Reading

Spotify reportedly pursues Gimlet Media

The media sphere burbled over the weekend with late-Friday reporting that Spotify is “in talks” to acquire podcast powerhouse Gimlet Media, with a price tag above $200-million. If this happens, it will be the richest institutional dive into podcasting yet. click through for details, and a history of podcast acquisitions, full and partial. Continue Reading

The Wall Street Journal and Gimlet Media to partner on upcoming daily news podcast

The Wall Street Journal is the latest news outlet to join the ranks of daily podcasters. The publication has chosen Gimlet Media as its producing partner for the upcoming daily news show. Hot Pod reported that the collaboration had been announced internally and is targeting a launch in the second quarter of 2019. Continue Reading