For the first time in Russia after the revolution of 1917  specialized full-profile «SOYUZ Music publishing» was registered in Moscow, concern «SOYUZ Group» was the founder of the company.

Alexey Safrin –lawyer, who began his career in show business, chief of legal services in the company PolyGram Russia headed  the new musical publishing house.

In the same year General agreement between « SOYUZ Music publishing » and RAO was concluded. Cooperation with RAO allows to represent the works of the Publishing house and all of its authors in the international system of copyright.


Opening of representative office « SOYUZ Music publishing» in Ukraine.


LLC, Warner/Chappell – Moscow established, it became the exclusive representative of Warner/Chappell in Russia and in the CIS Countries with the assistance and direct participation of the «SOYUZ Music publishing».

The authors of the «SOYUZ Music publishing» outside the CIS became authors of the world’s largest music publishers, Warner/Chappell (up to 2013).

Opening the representation of « SOYUZ Music publishing » on the territory of Moldova.


Сoncluding the contract for representing the musical content of Publishing on the territory of Belarus.


First Music Publishing left «SOYUZ» Concern, and so the First Independent Music Publishing was set.

Soyuz Music Publishing changes its name to First Music Publishing

The tragic death of Alexey Safrin – the founder and the ideological inspirer.

Maxim Dmitriev (Deputy Director of Alexey Safrin) became the General Director of First music.


Signing subpublishing contract with Curci Edizioni Musicali (Italy)


Signing subpublishing contract with Peer Music (Austria)

A representative office of «First music» in Kazakhstan was opened.


Signing subpublishing contract with Rolf Budde Musikverlag (Germany)


Signing subpublishing contract with Roba Music (Germany), SYM Music (Germany), Termidor Musikverlag (Germany), Cherry Lane (USA).


The General Director Maxim Dmitriev became Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Russian Authors’ Society.

Signing subpublishing contract with Edizioni Musicali Camaleonte (Italy), B612 Music (Germany).


Signing subpublishing contract with Chrysalis Music Ltd (Great Britain), Global Musikverlag (Germany), Fanfare Musikverlag (Germany).


Expansion of activities: in addition to the registration, protection of copyright and related rights, licensing music in film and television, work with mobile content etc., active developement of the structure for musical projects promotion.


Signing subpublishing contract with Union Square (Great Britain).

Opening of the concert department – «Your concert»


Signing subpublishing contract with BMG Rights Management and Downtown Music Publishing.

Concluding the contract with iTunes Russia


Signing subpublishing contract with Talpa Music Publishing and Spirit music Group

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