So the inevitable has happened, as I expected and was quite obvious! Most of the music content on Vkontakte has become paid.
The main feature of VK for me was, of course, music, which was uploaded by the users and dumped in a huge pile. An archive where you could even find a no-name band rehearsing in the neighbor’s garage with their dad. Since VK introduced subscription to background music, I think everyone realized that soon all the music would become paid.
In the end, we got a service that plays to everyone’s disadvantage. It beats music services, social networks, video hosting, streaming platforms, and messengers. Why pay for an inconvenient player when there’s Google music, Yandex, and Spotify? To put it simply, Mailru’s greed really disappointed me.
Therefore – a new category: Music.