Universal Music quits RussiaNews
The world’s largest music company has suspended all operations in the aggressor state.
Here’s the overnight statement:
Effective immediately, we are suspending all operations in Russia and closing our offices there. We urge an end to the violence in Ukraine as soon as possible. We are adhering to international sanctions and, along with our employees and artists, have been working with groups from a range of countries to support humanitarian relief efforts to bring urgent aid to refugees in the region.
This will have consequences for Valery Gergiev and Anna Netrebko, both of whom work with Universal’s classical labels.
pictured: Universal CEO Lucian Grainge