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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...
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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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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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Yandex Music iPhone app goes live

Russian search engine announced plans for a licensed music subscription service earlier this year. Now its iOS app is live.