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A full report covering all aspects of Russia's music industry.


  • Russia’s two main music industry sectors, recorded and live, have had contrasting fortunes for much of this century. Recorded music sales had struggled to reach anything close to their potential given the size of the Russian population, while the live sector went from strength to strength. Now, the opposite is happening.

Features and Benefits

  • Covers all aspects of the Russian music industry.
  • Covers recorded music, music retail, live, royalty collection, and digital music.

Key questions answered

  • What caused the trade value of Russian recorded music sector to rise last year?
  • Why is Russia's live music sector struggling after so many prosperous years?

Table of contents

Recorded music

  • Digital transition cools recorded music growth
  • Music companies

Music retail

  • Digital music sector evolving at pace
  • Mobile access key to digital music growth

Copyright protection and rights administration

  • A major international piracy source
  • Royalty collections


  • State and local media group ownership intensifies


  • The challenge of international artist promotion


  • Methodology
  • Author

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