Distributor Believe has been fielding some criticism over its decision to continue doing business in Russia,
Alexander Lukashenko’s support of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has had a knock-on effect for his country’s international status.
Russian social network vKontakte was regularly criticised by music rightsholders for allowing its users to upload and share copyrighted music
The Russian authorities have been blocking access to some digital services, and SoundCloud is the latest according to news agency Interfax.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to have knock-on effects for Russian companies of all kinds who do business with western companies.
A number of global music companies have closed their offices in Russia and stopped doing business there since its invasion of Ukraine.
In March, collecting societies body CISAC launched a ‘Creators for Ukraine’ support fund for victims of the war.
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.
A number of global music companies have been suspending their businesses and/or services in Russia in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine.
Yesterday’s announcements from Sony Music, WMG and FUGA were swiftly followed by the two companies revealing their plans.
Major labels Sony Music and Warner Music are following Universal Music in suspending their operations in Russia, due to the invasion of Ukraine.
As the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces continues, music companies are reassessing their approach to business in the latter country.