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The April report begins with the discussions toward the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and Digital Services Act (DSA) within the European Union (EU) and with the normative importance of the new legislations for appropriately regulating large online platforms. It also deals with the online music market and the results from the new Global Music Report 2022 released by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Then, the report turns to Russia, by exploring the ways in which streaming platforms have recently changed their practices in the country. Finally, the report highlights new data about the business plans and strategic partnerships of streaming platforms, focusing on Netflix, Spotify, Disney Plus, and HBO Max.