AKADO signs deals with copyright owners

AKADO Stolitsa ZAO is pleased to announce that it is the first Russian cable TV provider to have signed licensing deals with all the major record labels: EMI Publishing, Sony ATV, Warner Chappell, and the rest

AKADO’s music catalogue at http://music.akado.ru now offers 168,000 Sony BMG music works for sale, including songs by Michael Jackson, Santana, Britney Spears, Ricky Martin, Christina Aguilera, Igor Butman, Justin Timberlake, Bianca, Shakira, Ozzy Osbourne, Bob Dylan, and others.

“Our deals with the record majors are a milestone for our valued-added services business,” said AKADO Stolitsa General Director Sergei Alimbekov. “We were the first among Russian cable TV providers to start a website selling fully legal music content, and now we are prepared to offer our subscribers access to one the largest music sources in the world: the Sony BMG catalogue. At the same time, more tracks from other major copyright owners are on their way to our own music portal.”

The AKADO music portal (АКАДО.Музыка), launched on 6 December 2007, uses a Nokia Siemens Networks media platform, currently offering some 200,000 music works for sale in MP3 and WMA formats.


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