The Audiobooks music service, which was initially launched in September last year, had been halted by Gazprom Media Holding at the end of 2022, according to available data.
The majority of the team that worked on the streaming platform left the project, including the executive director Kirill Artemiev, while the rest of the developers were moved to other divisions of the holding at the end of 2022.
The launch of the Audioclub platform was announced in April last year, shortly after the Spotify service was withdrawn from the Russian market. According to the source, in the summer the project was initially tested behind closed doors, and the app received its final update in November.
Gazprom-Media Holding has announced that it would phase out the project of a separate music service owing to the departure of Western companies from Russia. At the same time, the company plans to continue to develop the distribution of audio content. In the Rutube and Yappy video services, for instance,
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