27 August 2007, 13:46
IFPI refused to recieve royalties in Russia
Major record labels once again refused to accept royalty payments from Russian on-line music stores.
IFPI refused to receive money from the Russian royalty collecting entity ROMS (Russian Organization on Collective Management of Rights of Authors and Other Rightholders in Multimedia, Digital Networks & Visual Arts). Although ROMS operates within the law, IFPI insists that the only entity which could act on behalf of the labels and other rightholders and collect royalties is the Russian branch of IFPI (RPA – Russian Phonographic Association) and refuses to accept anything from ROMS.
Take your dirty Russian money away! Gazeta.ru (In Russian)
Western record companies refused to accept royalty payments for their music from Russian on-line stores, Prime-TASS (In Russian)