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Russia's royalty collection system is heading for a big shake-up with the creation of a new society and disputes between existing societies.


  • Russia's music royalty collecting segment has been in turmoil over the last few weeks as Sergei Fedotov, head of state-approved authors' rights collecting society the Russian Authors' Society (RAO), was arrested and a group of rights holders left the organization to set up a new collecting society, the Russian Authors' Union (ROAS).

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  • Details the latest happenings in Russia's royalty collection society system.
  • Assesses the prospects for the new collection society, ROAS, as well as what the government intends to do with regards to royalty collections.

Key questions answered

  • Why have music producers set up a new authors' society in Russia?
  • What position has the government taken with regards to Russia's royalty collection system?

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  • Summary
  • Uncertainty hits Russia's royalty collection system
  • New collection society ROAS enters the fray
  • Uncertainty could impact on royalty collections


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