Gimlet staff want a union; Spotify files complaint against Apple
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James Cridland
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Mar 14, 2019
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Gimlet staff want a union; Spotify files complaint against Apple
  • The staff at Gimlet Media, bought by Spotify last month, are looking to launch a worker's union. With the Writer's Guild of America East, the Gimlet Union posted their reasons why on a tweet. Gimlet's management have acknowledged the request for union recognition, but otherwise have yet to respond. It would be a first for the podcast industry.
  • Gimlet's parent company Spotify has filed a complaint against Apple with the European Commission for unfair competitive practice, and has launched a website with their side of the story. Their complaint focuses on difficulties that Spotify has with app approvals and contractural agreements, but contains this interesting nugget at the bottom of their timeline:

    So we announce two podcast acquisitions we are super excited about, and all of a sudden Apple arbitrarily decides to prohibit use of its API to recommend podcasts to users

  • The Wall Street Journal isn't a fan of corporate podcasts.
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