Believe and WMG under the spotlight over business in Russia
A number of global music companies have closed their offices in Russia and stopped doing business there since its invasion of Ukraine.
September 20, 2022
4,000 ‘Creators for Ukraine’ call for Russian invasion to end
In March, collecting societies body CISAC launched a ‘Creators for Ukraine’ support fund for victims of the war.
May 3, 2022
Censorship law leads Spotify to fully suspend service in Russia
Spotify has now fully suspended its service in Russia, having paused its premium tier there earlier this month in response to the invasion of Ukraine.
March 28, 2022
Believe and CISAC explain how they’re dealing with Russia
A number of global music companies have been suspending their businesses and/or services in Russia in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine.
March 15, 2022
Downtown Music and Kobalt suspend operations in Russia
Yesterday's announcements from Sony Music, WMG and FUGA were swiftly followed by the two companies revealing their plans.
March 11, 2022
Sony Music and Warner Music suspend their operations in Russia
Major labels Sony Music and Warner Music are following Universal Music in suspending their operations in Russia, due to the invasion of Ukraine.
March 10, 2022
Ukraine latest: Spotify suspension and CISAC solidarity fund
As the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces continues, music companies are reassessing their approach to business in the latter country.
March 10, 2022
UMG and PRS for Music respond to Russia invasion of Ukraine
The situation in Ukraine continues to spark responses from companies and organisations in the music industry, with three more announcing their next moves yesterday.
March 9, 2022
TikTok and Netflix pull back from Russia after new laws
There has been a lot of debate about whether global digital services should close their offices and suspend their services in Russia.
March 7, 2022
Live Nation and Spotify reveal their next moves in Russia
The eyes of the world continue to be on Ukraine, and the measures being taken by governments, organisations and individual companies in response to Russia's invasion of the country.
March 3, 2022
Concerts cancelled following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
This is a long way down the list of important impacts of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, clearly, but the events of the past week are beginning to spur action within the music and tech industries.
February 28, 2022