Spotify acquires Gimlet and Anchor!

Holy sh1t.

Spotify PR:

[Spotify] today announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire Gimlet Media Inc. (“Gimlet”), the renowned independent producer of podcast content, and Anchor (“Anchor”), the company leading the market for podcast creation, publishing, and monetization services.

Commentators have been talking about the potential impacts of a potential Gimlet Media acquisition by Spotify over the last few days. Suffice to say it’s a big deal that the acquisitions also include Anchor, for all companies involved, but also for the voice & podcasting world at large.

Can’t say I’m a huge fan of the development, but it is a great set of gets for Spotify. The Netflix of podcasts just arrived by acquisition.

Chirag Desai @Chirag