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For more than a decade, Russia’s recorded music sales suffered while the live sector thrived. However, in the last couple of years the situation has changed – recorded music is up and live music suffering a decline.


  • Rising digital sales have boosted record company earnings and there is real hope that the country may just about to start delivering on its potential.
  • Russia’s live sector has been hit by a devaluation in the ruble and souring relations with the West over Ukraine that have forced the country’s economy into a deep and subsequently damaging recession.

Features and Benefits

  • This report includes a wealth of data and commentary on all aspects of the Russian music industry.
  • Includes recorded music sales, record company market shares, royalty collections, broadband and mobile subscriptions as well as smartphone numbers.

Key questions answered

  • Is the Russian recorded music industry begining to deliver on its long held promise of growth?
  • How has the economic crisis in Russia impacted on the country's live music sector?

Table of contents

Recorded music

  • The long wait for recorded music growth
  • Retail and trade differences
  • Music companies

Music retail

  • Tough trading conditions for music retailers
  • Mobile sector likely to boost digital music growth

Copyright protection and rights administration

  • Real signs of change in copyright protection
  • Royalty collections


  • Foreign limits on radio ownership
  • Satellite is the TV platform leader


  • Live sector hit by rising artist fees and ticket prices


  • Methodology
  • Author

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