FONMIX background music service named the most popular performers in business segment


FONMIX – a Russian federal music broadcasting operator and official partner of copyright societies, has compiled a rating of musical preferences among Russian business users. After analyzing statistics of compositions, performed over the past year in cafes, restaurants, hotels, beauty salons, fitness and shopping centers throughout Russia, the service notes that business preferences in 2018 […]


Future is at the door


In our turbulent time of geopolitical turmoil, when everything is evaluated according to the preferences of the majority of countries given to a certain security system or a certain alliance of the world leaders, one can see a certain inevitable third path destined for all residents of planet Earth. The path, which is aimed at […]


Let’s promote the young generation – op-ed by Vice-President of the RAO Authors’ Council Alexey Rybnikov


People’s Artist of Russia, Vice-President of the RAO Authors’ Council, Chairman of the Council of Composers’ Union Alexei Rybnikov talks about problems of a new generation of Russian composers. Russian President wants the Government to promote talented youth in the field of musical art. I am really glad of it. It is absolutely important and […]


The Russian Intellectual Property Court joins the intellectual blockchain


The IPChain Association and the Russian Intellectual Property Court have signed a partnership agreement. The two organizations are developing the first intellectual blockchain in Russia. The IPChain Association was established in September 2017 and the main goal of the Association is to implement the IPChain project focused on shaping the national network of transactions of rights […]


IPQuorum and Assembly of Peoples of Eurasia announced creation of the Council on Digital Economy and Intellectual Property


A broad exchange of views on further integration of the Eurasian Economic Union countries and possible assistance in their transit to digital economy took place at the International Strategic Forum “IPQuorum 2018” in Kaliningrad. The experts highly favoured creation of common economic space and implementation of the Digital Agenda of the EAEU 2017-2025, adopted by […]


IPChain President Andrey Krichevsky on the future of copyright


On April 11-12, Kaliningrad will host an international strategic forum on intellectual property IPQuorum 2018. IPChain Association (National Coordination Center for Processing Transactions with Rights and Objects of Intellectual Property) was one of the event organizers. IPChain President Andrey Krichevsky described how the project will develop and what potential Russian intellectual property market has. – […]


RAO and VOIS increased royalties collections in 2017


Leading Russian collective management organizations (CMOs) – Russian Authors’ Society (RAO) and the All-Russian Organization for Intellectual Property (VOIS) announced preliminary results of activity in 2017. RAO’s collections in 2017 reached a historical maximum and amounted to RUB 5,053 billion, that is RUB 683 million more than in 2016. VOIS collected RUB 1,158 billion rubles, […]


In 2016 RAO transferred 3.1 billion rubles of royalties to right holders


Russian Authors’ Society (RAO) has drawn a bottom-line to its activities in 2016. In 2017 RAO held the audit of its ex top management’s financial and operational activity. Numerous law violations were revealed during the audit – e.g. last year, 75% of payments amounting to 228 million rubles turned out to be fake, and the […]


RAO won a more than one million payout in favour of its authors


On 29 November, 2017 the Court of appeal recognized legitimate the previous decision of Moscow region Arbitration court to satisfy the amount of RAO claim against private entrepreneur Ms. Tatiana Kozak. From January to September, 2015, Ms. Kozak showed movies in the “Boulevard” cinema, which implies music performance, but she did not pay any royalties. […]


Maxim Dmitriev: Theatrical figures get the biggest royalties


Russian Authors’ Society (RAO) staggered by financial scandals last year summed up its activities for the previous year. RAO Head Maxim Dmitriev told RIA News during the interview about the dramatic changes, lawsuits and RAO new royalty collection and distribution systems. – Maxim Ivanovich, you headed RAO in the situation of a financial scandal, the […]