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Results of licensing agents tender

22.03.2017

On February 14, 2017, RAO announced a tender for the selection of licensing agents for the use of musical works from RAO catalog in the form of mobile and Internet content, mechanical recordings and as part of audiovisual works. The tender forms were submitted by 16 applicants. The tender results were as follows: 1. “Interactive” […]

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President of RAO Authors’ Council Igor Butman gives interview to Lenta.ru

01.03.2017

Last year Russian Authors’ Society was widely discussed by mass media due to different scandals. Arrest of the former RAO general Director Sergey Fedotov became the high-water mark of that crises. Mr. Fedotov was accused of a multi-million embezzlement. Many RAO members claimed that they had been regularly underpaid, and demanded to change the organization […]

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Russian Government approved a draft of a treaty on copyright and neighbouring rights management

22.02.2017

Russian Prime Minister Dmirty Medvedev approved a draft of a Treaty on collective management of copyright and neighbouring rights. The draft sets common grounds for collective management in EuroAsian Economic Community (EurAsEC) countries. It increases transparency of CMOs and obliges them to audit their financial activities no less than once every two years. All audit […]

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Courts supported all decisions made by the extraordinary RAO conference of 31.08.2016

16.02.2017

On August 31, 2016, authors held an extraordinary RAO conference which removed Servey Fedotov and Vera Fedotova from their offices at RAO. Maxim Dmitriev was appointed a new General Director of RAO. On December 20, 2016, the Basmanny District Court denied the claims of a RAO member L.Velichkovsky, who asked the Court to find the […]

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RAO holds a tender for agents in the sphere of copyright licensing

14.02.2017

Russian Authors’ Society (RAO) announced a tender for agents in the sphere of mobile and internet content, mechanical reproduction and audiovisual synchronization licensing. The Authors’ Council of RAO decided to outsource some activities, which are traditionally executed by music publishers. This will allow RAO to decrease its expenditures and to stimulate royalties collection. Tender announcements […]

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Extended meeting of the RAO Authors’ Council

08.02.2017

Participants of the extended meeting of the RAO Authors’ Council included RAO General Director Maxim Dmitriev, members of the Authors’ Council Igor Butman, Ilya Reznik, Alexander Tchaikovsky, Anatoly Kroll, Daniil Kramer, Alexey Rybnikov, Vladimir Presnyakov, Alexander Vulykh, Nikita Vysotsky, Vladimir Shurochkin, Dmitry Darin, Evgeny Kobylyansky, Ara Babadjanyan, General Director of Universal Music Publishing Dmitry Konnov, […]

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Full-scale independent audit started at RAO

18.01.2017

The largest Russian audit company FBK Grant Thornton started studying business activities of Russian Authors’ Society (RAO) and its affiliated company ZAO «Service and Exploitation Company» (SEC). In the nearest time Grant Thornton plans to study RAO accounting reports and royalty distribution. Decision to start a full-scale audit was made by the extraordinary RAO Conference […]

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New executives of RAO held their first meeting

29.12.2016

New executives of Russian Authors’ Society (RAO) held their first meeting. The meeting of the new Authors’ Council was attended by its following members: Maxim Dmitriev, RAO General Director, members of the Authors’ Council – People’s Artists of Russia Igor Butman, Ilya Reznik, Alexander Tchaikovsky, Anatoly Kroll, Daniil Kramer, Alexey Rybnikov, Honored Artist of Russia […]

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Russian Ministry of Justice approved Maxim Dmitriev’s appointment as RAO General Director

27.12.2016

In accordance with Decree #1713-R of 23.12.2016, the Russian Ministry of Justice approved Maxim Dmitriev’s appointment as RAO General Director. Correspondent entry was made into the Russian National Register of Legal Entities.

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