Podcasting at Spotify

Spotify changed the way the world discovers, shares and listens to music. And now, a decade after our 2008 launch, we’ve set our sights on the world of audio beyond music, especially podcasts. Spotify is the most popular global audio streaming subscription service and everything that we do at Spotify is driven by our passion for connecting audiences with their next favorite artist or creator.

Spotify’s mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by providing a million creators the opportunity to live off their art, and billions of fans around the world the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by these artists. Just as we have done with music, we are focused on podcast discovery, curation and customization that users expect from Spotify. And in addition to changing the way you discover or listen to podcasts, we are also focused on creating the best podcast content around the world.

Spotify Studios

The collective group that produces Spotify’s original podcast content, handles partnerships and manages the podcast content catalog.

Our founder and CEO, Daniel Ek went public with Spotify’s audio-first plans in early 2019.  Spotify’s early steps included the acquisition of two of the most respected podcast creation and production companies: Anchor and Gimlet. Anchor, the leading all-in-one podcast creation and hosting solution, and Gimlet, the premier narrative podcast studio, were essential in accelerating our audio-first strategy. Since those acquisitions, we have grown and acquired more podcast outfits, including Parcast and The Ringer.

 

Spotify Studios is the collective group that produces Spotify’s original podcast content and includes Gimlet, Parcast and The Ringer. Spotify Studios sits in Spotify’s content organization, headed up by Spotify’s Chief Content and Advertising Officer Dawn Ostroff. As of April 2020, Spotify is enjoyed by 286MM active users in 79 countries around the world. There are over 1 million podcasts on-platform with more being added each day.

Gimlet

Gimlet is an award-winning narrative podcast studio, crafting stories for audiences looking to connect, learn and engage on a deeper cultural level.

Gimlet

Gimlet is an award-winning narrative podcast studio, crafting stories for audiences looking to connect, learn and engage on a deeper cultural level. Its podcasts have been adapted into critically-acclaimed TV series, including the Golden Globe-nominated Homecoming on Amazon Prime, based on the Gimlet fiction podcast of the same name. In 2019, Gimlet launched its partnership with the Wall Street Journal producing the outlet’s flagship daily news podcast, The Journal. Gimlet has won numerous journalism awards including the Peabody, Gerald Loeb award and The Gracie. Gimlet is based in Brooklyn, NY, with offices in Los Angeles, and was founded in 2014 by This American Life alum Alex Blumberg and former radio producer-turned business consultant, Matt Lieber. Gimlet was acquired by Spotify in February, 2019.

Notable Podcasts

The Ringer

The Ringer is the leading sports and entertainment podcast network blending sports, pop culture and internet culture.

The Ringer

The Ringer is the leading sports and entertainment podcast network blending sports, pop culture and internet culture. Founded in 2015 by Bill Simmons, The Ringer was acquired by Spotify in early 2020. The Ringer team operates out of both Los Angeles and New York and produces over 30 podcasts, including Binge Mode, The Bill Simmons Podcast, The Book of Basketball and Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air.

Notable Podcasts

Parcast

Parcast is at the forefront of audio, producing your next podcast obsession in true crime, mystery, history and celestial storytelling.

Parcast

Parcast is a studio with strong, passionate voices telling stories that inform, inspire and entertain. Parcast, home to hit podcasts like Serial Killers, Horoscope Today and Supernatural with Ashley Flowers, was founded in 2016 by Max Cutler in Los Angeles and was acquired by Spotify in 2019. Since joining Spotify, Parcast’s podcasts have gone global and been adapted for new markets including Mexico, Brazil and Sweden among others. Spanning true crime, mystery, history and celestial storytelling, Parcast is at the forefront of audio, producing your next podcast obsession.

Notable Podcasts

How we work

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Our values and beliefs

We are a purpose-driven company, using our strong values and beliefs to guide us in our strategies as well as our everyday decisions. When you become part of Spotify we rely on you to bring our values to life in real time. These principles guide each decision we make, serving as the path we’ll follow to achieve our goals and mission. We are innovative, sincere, passionate, collaborative, and a bit playful.

 

Commitment to Diversity
Our platform is for everyone and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be brilliant. We strongly believe that a diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better product for our users and creators. So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.

Listening is everything

It’s never been more important, or exciting, to tune in to what’s happening in the world and how we discover our potential in it. Simply put, listening is everything. We pioneered audio streaming and we have no intention of slowing down now. If you want to work in music and podcasts, sure, there are other places you can go. But if you want to be at the forefront of the industry, if you want to help develop and lead its future, then Spotify is where you need to be.

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Audio is global, so we are too. Wherever in the world you’re looking for a new role, chances are, we’re there.