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Bauer's spending spree

February 11, 2019 · 2.3 minutes to read

Last week was really quite bewildering, with a number of very significant consolidation moves in the UK radio industry, and the global podcast industry.

Here’s what went on in the UK, and my attempt to unpack it a little for an international audience. Good luck everybody.

And here’s what went on in the US, with Spotify buying Gimlet and Anchor, plus a new player with $100m investment (and, below that, more detail of the SpotiGimAnch move.)

With RAJAR also happening in the UK as well, it’s been a fast-moving and difficult week. I’m looking forward to things coming back to normal.

Here’s other interesting things in radio’s trends this week…


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