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This is a full report on Russia's music industry as of March 2017.


  • Despite having Europe’s largest population, Russia is one of the region’s smaller recorded-music markets.
  • Russia has long been considered a recorded-music market with plenty of opportunities to generate revenue. However, a variety of problems have conspired to limit its potential.
  • Since 2012, trade revenue from digital sales has been rising annually with the rate of growth heavily affected by shifting consumer preference for the different formats available.

Features and Benefits

  • Details all the main sectors of the Russian music industry.
  • Analyzes the recorded and live sectors, royalty collections, music retail, and broadcasting.

Key questions answered

  • How much of total recorded-music sales in Russia are from digital sources?
  • What is the biggest music subscription service in Russia in terms of paying users?

Table of contents

Recorded music

  • Transitioning from an ownership to access sector
  • Music companies

Music retail

  • Apple leads the subscription charge
  • Mobile access to boost digital music growth

Copyright protection and rights administration

  • The global supply center for unlicensed digital music
  • Royalty collections
  • Rights collections under the microscope


  • State dominates radio broadcasting
  • Satellite the TV platform leader


  • The beginnings of a recovery


  • Methodology
  • Author

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