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Yandex Review

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Annika Hope


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There are plenty of music distributors out there, but today we are going to be discussing one particular company called Yandex. It allows artists to promote, distribute and publish their music in an accessible way. Who are they and are they a good enough company for you to join so your music is heard around the globe? Let’s find out.  


Who Are Yandex?

Yandex provides a variety of services, and the quality of each service may vary depending on individual needs and preferences. However, overall, they are known for providing high-quality search engine, email, maps, and other services in Russia and neighboring countries.

Who Are Yandex Music?


Yandex Music is a service provided by Yandex. It allows independent musicians to distribute their music to digital music stores, streaming services, and radio stations around the world. With Yandex Music Distribution, artists can easily upload and manage their music, set prices, and track their sales and royalties

Additionally, they provide tools that allow artists to promote their music, including a customizable artist page, promotional campaigns, and social media integration. It is an excellent way for independent artists to get their music heard and reach a wider audience.

History Of Yandex Music

Yandex Music was founded in 2010 by Yandex, the largest search engine in Russia. The service was created to provide a platform for independent artists to distribute their music to a wider audience. Initially, the service was limited to Russian artists, but it has since expanded to include international artists as well.

It has seen steady growth since its launch. In 2017, the service had over 2 million active users and over 10 million tracks available for purchase and download. In addition to music, the service also offers video content, podcasts, and other audio content.

It has become one of the most popular music distribution services in Russia. It has become a major player in the Russian music industry and has helped to introduce many new artists to the world. The service has also helped to further popularize Russian music around the globe.

Is It Any Good? 

Let’a look at this further and the pros and cons of Yandex. 


– Yandex offers a wide range of services, including search engine, email, maps, music, and more.

– Many of Yandex’s services are free to use.

– Yandex has a strong presence in Russia and other countries in Eastern Europe, making it a popular choice for users in those regions.

– Yandex has a reputation for strong security and privacy measures.

– Large music library with over 50 million songs

– Personalized recommendations based on user’s listening history

– High-quality audio streaming and downloads

– Ability to create and share playlists

– Integration with other Yandex services such as search and maps


– Yandex’s search engine may not be as popular or widely used as Google in some countries.

– Some users may have concerns about Yandex’s ties to the Russian government and potential censorship or surveillance issues.

– Limited availability outside of Russia and neighboring countries

– Limited social features compared to other music streaming services

– No free ad-supported version, only paid subscription model

– Limited availability of some popular artists and albums


Well, there you have it, there are some benefits of using the site, and for emerging artists it can be a useful way to get your music heard. However, I am not sure about the level of accessibility and popularity in other countries other than Russia.  

You can find out more about Yandex on their website


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