Podcast News Bites: Spotify, Ebony Podcast Network, Stitcher. | Daily News Podcast

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Spotify closed its office in Russia in protest against that country’s invasion of Ukraine. Spotify has also pulled content from Kremlin-backed news outlets Radio Sputnik and RT everywhere except Russia where the app remains online. “We believe it is extremely important to try to keep our service operational in Russia to enable the global flow of information,” Spotify said in a statement. The office shutdown, however, could soon see the app blocked in Russia as it must have a local office in the country under a law passed in July 2021 targeting any outlet with more than 500,000 users.

…National daytime television host Erica Cobb takes her Comeback with Erica Cobb podcast to Ebony Covering Black America Podcast Network. “I grew up in Chicago, so the Ebony brand heritage really resonates with me,” Cobb said. “It’s exciting to have my podcast join a network focused on serving the black community. Comeback is a weekly podcast featuring testimonials from teachers, experts, and celebrities sharing their biggest comebacks and providing listeners with tools and inspiration to help them on their own journeys back.Cobb hosts Tegna’s “Daily Blast Live” TV show.

embroiderer will highlight a range of female-centric, female-hosted podcasts as part of SiriusXM parents’ celebration of Women’s History Month. As part of its “She’s Got the Mic” campaign, listeners will hear podcasts, performances, interviews and special segments on Stitcher, SiriusXM and Pandora aimed at amplifying the voices of female artists, creators and leaders. Four limited-engagement music channels will launch on SiriusXM, including channels hosted and presented by Avril Lavigne and Maren Morris, as well as a full channel dedicated to Tina Turner. There will also be a channel dedicated to the women’s 90s festival tour, Lilith Fair.

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