Absolute Label Services will suspend the delivery of content to Russia’s Yandex and VKontakte (via UMA) effective immediately.
At this stage, the decision will not affect content that has already been delivered to these platforms.
The decision comes in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as an act of solidarity with the Ukrainian people.
Absolute MD Henry Semmence said: “In defending their country against Russian invasion, the people of Ukraine are also fighting for values that we all hold as paramount: freedom, democracy, equality, rule of law and basic human rights. We must do what we can to show our solidarity with Ukraine in its desperate time of need. We know that this is not a war the people of Russia and our partners in the Russian music industry have asked for, but we have to unite with countries, industries and organisations across the free world to take a stand against this senseless act of aggression.”