The new subscription service features licensed music from all three majors, plus the Merlin network of indies.
Russian social network VKontakte, the local equivalent of Facebook, has launched its long-awaited legitimate music streaming service, moving further away from its piracy past.
The built-in music service allows users to choose between the subscription-based and ad-supported models, giving them access to tracks licensed from Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Merlin Network and local labels.
"Music is an important part of life for VKontakte users," Andrei Rogozov, VKontakte managing director, said in a press release. "VKontakte united people with different music tastes, giving them the opportunity to communicate, create thematic groups and spread their favorite music without limits."