Webinar: Key Alternative Platforms for Global Music Marketing
Date: 21 July 2021 Time: 5 pm BST Platforms like Instagram, Facebook and TikTok are used in virtually every artist marketing campaign – but to unlock international or niche audiences, you’ll need to engage with...
June 7, 2021
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...
June 2, 2021
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...
March 31, 2020
Yandex Music nears milestone of 2m paying subscribers
Russian music-streaming service Yandex Music will soon have two million subscribers, having doubled its number of paying customers over the last 12 months. Billboard reported on the milestone, with Yandex having announced...
June 3, 2019
Yandex.Music has 20m active users – and now it’s in Israel
Russian music-streaming service Yandex.Music was rumoured to be planning a launch in Israel, and this week it’s happened. It’s the first time the service, run by internet giant Yandex, has expanded outside the former...
October 10, 2018
Google, Yandex and Mail.ru have ‘discussed’ anti-piracy database
Reports of Google and Russian technology companies sitting down to discuss a database of copyright-infringing content is guaranteed to make the western music industry’s ears prick up. TorrentFreak has the details of meetings...
September 25, 2018
Yandex to launch its music-streaming service in Israel
Some of the newer markets in music-streaming are throwing interesting competitors together. South Africa, for example, which is a rarity in seeing Spotify and Tencent (with its Joox service) go head-to-head.
September 7, 2018
Yandex and Google targeted in Russia over piracy results
Rightsholders criticising search engines – mainly Google – for returning links to piracy sites in search results isn’t a new thing. But there is a new frontier for it in Russia this month, after local search engine...
June 18, 2018
Russian streaming service Zvooq sues Yandex for poaching
2016 has been a chaotic year for Russia’s music industry, with ructions engulfing the country’s collecting societies. Now two of the biggest players in the Russian music-streaming market are embroiled in a legal dispute....
November 28, 2016
Yandex takes action against music-downloading tool
Russian search engine Yandex isn’t happy at all about a tool enabling people to download MP3 files from its licensed music-streaming service. The company, which has deals with all three major labels, has taken action against...
September 1, 2015
Russian search giant Yandex launches streaming radio service
Russia has been one of the more problematic markets for licensed music in recent years, but things are heating up – Spotify may have pulled its plans to launch in Russia, but Apple is expected to make the country a priority...
June 5, 2015