The Russian concert market in 2022 decreased by at least 30%. The main reasons are emigration and the ban on performances. RBC writes about this with reference to the head of MTS Entertainment, Mikhail Minin.
So, Alla Pugacheva and Maxim Galkin (recognized in Russia as a foreign agent. – Approx. BURO.) Left for Israel. The singer Zemfira and the comedian Semyon Slepakov also moved there. Little Big moved to the US (the group broke up in November 2022), Chulpan Khamatova to Latvia. Rapper Face (recognized in Russia as a foreign agent. – Approx. BURO.) also left Russia.
The media published a list of artists whose performances are banned in Russia due to their political position. Among them are Valery Meladze, DDT group, Manizha, Bi-2, Noize MC (recognized as a foreign agent. – BURO Note.) and Oxxxymiron (recognized as a foreign agent. – BURO Note.). The authorities did not confirm the existence of blacklists.
According to Minin, new artists appear, but “it will not be possible to quickly grow an artist who can gather thousands of people for a concert. There is a big difference between how many people listen to an artist live and how many people pay for concert tickets. As a result, only a few make it out to the meetings in the great halls.”
Earlier it became known that the income of Russian musicians from crowdfunding in 2022 amounted to 105.9 million rubles, 17% more than in 2021. Artists often raise funds to record an album, organize performances or shoot videos.