Spotify Picks Up Bill Simmons’ The Ringer to Stand Out From Music Streaming Rivals

'We have bought the next ESPN,' said CEO Daniel Ek

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Bill Simmons founded The Ringer in 2016. Photo Illustration: Trent Joaquin; Sources: Getty Images, The Ringer, Spotify

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is taking his talents—and his 90-person staff—to Spotify. 

@joshsternberg Josh Sternberg is the former media and tech editor at Adweek.