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Yandex.Music to get a major makeover
Yandex.Music to get a major makeover
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The new service will use data from Yandex records and social networks to generate relevant recommendations for users.

Russian music service Zvooq receives $20 million investment
Russian music service Zvooq receives $20 million investment
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Service boasts half a million artists and 2.7 million users, with plans to expand further

Anti-piracy law will start protecting music only from 2016
Anti-piracy law will start protecting music only from 2016
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The anti-piracy law will be enacted this summer, but will protect music only starting 2016.

Ulmart acquires 'close to 50%' stake in Zvooq and Bookmate
Ulmart acquires 'close to 50%' stake in Zvooq and Bookmate
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Ulmart plans to start selling digital content based on the popular music and e-book services later this year.

Music Studios declare war on VKontakte
Music Studios declare war on VKontakte
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Sony Music, Universal Music and Warner Music all file claims against VKontakte

Odnoklassniki partners with United Music Group  to offer legal music
Odnoklassniki partners with United Music Group to offer legal music
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Users of Russia's #2 social network can pay to download tracks owned by UMG and send them to friends as gifts.

Piracy law to be extended to music, software and literature
Piracy law to be extended to music, software and literature
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The decision to extend the 'piracy law', introduced to protect film content last summer, was welcomed by rights holders.

Is Russia prepared to pay? - Spotify could be up and running in Russia by Spring
Is Russia prepared to pay? - Spotify could be up and running in Russia by Spring
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Music streaming service Spotify is advertising for a Head of PR for its Moscow offices.

VKontakte fight off copyright claims
VKontakte fight off copyright claims
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The St Petersburg court accepted VK's argument that they have no personal interest in the site's copyrighted content.

2013 - a turning point for Russia’s digital music industry?
2013 - a turning point for Russia’s digital music industry?
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Could the launch of iTunes and new piracy laws help the digital music industry to really take off? 

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