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Can Spotify and new local services drive Russian music fans to the right side of the law?

13/10/2014

With a decades-long history of being one of the countries where online music has been mostly pirated, Russia is now seeing the emergence (...)
With a decades-long history of being one of the countries where online music has been mostly pirated, Russia is now seeing the emergence of music services that offer users a legal way to stream tracks. Spotify is on its way to the country, and local services are gearing up towards acquiring a bigger audience with new features and tailor-made offers for all types of users, from casual listeners to hardcore audiophiles. Meanwhile, the three major labels — Sony Music, Universal Music and Warner Music — have recently sued the country’s biggest social network VK.com, a.k.a. VKontakte, for numerous copyright violations. The main issue here is... This story continues at The Next Web The post Can Spotify and new local services drive Russian music fans to the right side of the law? appeared first on The Next Web. With a decades-long history of being one of the countries where online music has been mostly pirated, Russia is now seeing the emergence of music services that offer users a legal way to stream tracks. Spotify is on its way to the country, and local services are gearing up towards acquiring a bigger audience with new features and tailor-made offers for all types of users, from casual listeners to hardcore audiophiles. Meanwhile, the three major labels — Sony Music, Universal Music and Warner Music — have recently sued the country’s biggest social network VK.com, a.k.a. VKontakte, for numerous copyright violations. The main issue here is... This story continues at The Next Web The post Can Spotify and new local services drive Russian music fans to the right side of the law? appeared first on The Next Web.
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