July 19, 2016:Report claims UMG closing in on vKontakte licensing deal

Report claims UMG closing in on vKontakte licensing deal

Russian social network vKontakte has been a controversial entity for the music industry thanks to songs being shared on its platform. Its launch of a licensed (by Sony Music and Warner Music) streaming app in May was a big step forward, then the reignition of its copyright dispute with Universal Music a fortnight later a significant step back.

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Stuart Dredge
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