The Riki Group, Russia’s leader in animation IP, has appointed Accorder as its global music publisher. One of Russia’s most dynamic media companies The Riki Group manages a whole range of animated IP looking after distribution, licensing and other forms of exploitation. Riki is involved in a wide range of television projects, both in-house and as co-pros, aimed at the wider international market. The company’s most famous property is Kikoriki (250+ episodes, picture) a massively popular children’s series. Rated number one in Russia amongst youngsters 5-12 it has a daily viewership of more than 5 million viewers and generated more than $500 million in retail sales between 2007 and 2010. In 2009, Forbes magazine ranked Kikoriki as the “most dynamic brand” in Russia.