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Music marketing focus: Russia and Eastern Europe

The final day of Music Ally's Sandbox Summit Global online conference last week started with a session exploring trends in Russia and Eastern Europe. Vladimir Yurchenko, international marketing manager at Warner Music...
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Warner Music ramps up in Russia with Zhara Music acquisition

Streaming is driving growth in Russia, and that in turn is driving consolidation from the global major labels, as they seek to firm up their footholds in the market. Warner Music Group announced yesterday that it is acquiring...
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Country Profile – Russia 2020

After a standout performance in 2019, the Russian recorded music industry looks set to continue its path towards being a global top 10 market.
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Major labels target Apple in Russia over iOS piracy apps

It's been a while since we've seen public tensions in the west between music rightsholders and Apple over piracy apps – Apple's involvement being as the owner of the store through which those apps are distributed. According...
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Russia’s latest music streaming entrant is state-owned Sberbank

Spotify’s launch in Russia this July put the spotlight back on one of the more intriguing music markets in the world – historically dogged by piracy, but now with a collection of global and local services trying to...
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TuneCore expands into Brazil and Russia with new offices

One of the music distribution trends of recent years has been aggressive geographic expansion, as distributors look to gain footholds in burgeoning new markets for music streaming – or those anticipated to grow rapidly...
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Spotify Russia launch is part of eastern Europe expansion

Last week's reports of an imminent Spotify launch in Russia were correct, but it's part of a wider expansion in eastern Europe for the streaming service. Yesterday, it launched in 13 new countries in the region: Russia...
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Spotify expected to finally launch in Russia on 15 July

Spotify wanted to launch in Russia a long, long time ago. As far back as 2013 it added Russian-language support to its app, before poaching Google exec Alexander Kubaneishvili the following year to head up its launch plans. But...
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Yandex Music has 3.3m subscribers – and a playlist-commenting voice assistant

In the past, Russia has been one of the countries where music piracy seemed hardest to tackle, but a combination of things – including social network vKontakte coming in from the licensing cold and a governmental crackdown...
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Russian anti-piracy boss hails efforts to tackle infringement

The head of Russian anti-piracy body the Internet Video Association has claimed that voluntary piracy measures in the country imposed two years ago have been having the desired impact. Back in 2018, a number of Russian content...
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Russian search engine anti-piracy deal gets extended again

Even for those long of tooth and grey of hair, the Russian digital piracy problem seems to have been around for ever. For every breakthrough (or seeming breakthrough) there’s a setback. Here’s the latest progress. Internet...
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Music’s global evolution: K-Pop, China, and Eastern Europe

The second morning at this year’s NY:LON Connect conference focused on ‘emerging international and influential markets’. Three territories in particular: South Korea, China, and Russia / Eastern Europe. The track...