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Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Aliia Gazizianova
Music Streaming in Modern Russia in the Context of Media Piracy: Problems and Prospects
Media Communications
(Bachelor’s programme)
2019
The purpose of this study is to identify the influence of streaming music content in the context of media piracy in Modern Russia. This research paper will contain the analysis of existing statistical data retrieved from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI, 2018) and MUSO (2018) music reports. Business cases, which concern various aspects of the music industry, will also be considered. In order to assess and interpret the major trends, which shape the market, research methods will also include interviews with industry opinion leaders and niche experts. This method should enable a more deep and profound understanding of the topic under question. Research findings are expected to prove that, on the one hand, streaming contributes to the development of legal consumption in Russia. On the other hand, streaming is not able to solve the problem of media piracy due to the fact that it is increasingly used to deliver illegal content. Results of the study can be used by independent artists and right holders when they decide where to post their content. Representatives of legal streaming services can also use this work to analyze the main ways of content consumption by Russian users. This work will consider the situation in the global music streaming market in the context of media piracy. The main pirate platform will be will be studied.

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