Consumer and Entertainment Services
Spotify acquires podcast companies Gimlet Media and Anchor, as monthly podcast listeners near 1.0 billion
14 Feb 2019
Spotify has announced the acquisition of two podcast companies: Anchor, which provides a distribution and monetization tool for podcast creators, and Gimlet Media, a startup podcast producer. While Spotify, which is now the second-largest podcasting platform in the world, already supports podcasts produced by Gimlet, such as StartUp and Reply All, the deal will bolster Spotify’s capabilities for developing its own original content portfolio.