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V-A-C Sreda

Featuring specially commissioned artworks, a podcast series and a selection of timely essays, Sreda magazine offers a nuanced view on Russian culture and contemporaneity. Content is available for a limited period of time and updated every Wednesday. The Russian word ‘sreda’ means Wednesday and also defines the natural, geographical and social environment.

i61 and Nikolay Redkin: How Streaming Blurs Cultural Boundaries in Music

Music distribution has become more monopolised in recent years, due to the emergence of streaming services like Soundcloud, Spotify, etc. But there is more than meets the eye here – this means of distribution directly affects musical content and changes the context of its perception in the media. How do streaming services dissolve the boundaries of culture? How did the shift from social networks of the 2000s to streaming platforms happen, and what influence did it have on musicians and listeners? These are the questions discussed by musician i61 and music journalist Nikolay Redkin.

This episode is in Russian.