Spotify tests data-saving ‘Lite’ mobile app in Brazil
We’ve written about the data-saving apps launched for emerging markets by the likes of YouTube and Facebook, with Instagram also now testing the idea. Now you can add another digital service to the list: Spotify. The...
July 2, 2018
Deezer optimistic about subscriptions growth in Brazil
Music Ally’s latest country profile focuses on Brazil, including an interview with Deezer’s country manager Bruno Vieira. He expresses optimism about the growth not just of music-streaming in Brazil, but of people...
April 4, 2018
Brazilian artist Anitta signs with Shots Studios in video deal
Anitta and her team are doing a pretty good job already of building her audience through online videos: The Brazilian singer’s YouTube channel has 5.1 million subscribers and just under 1.7bn views so far. Now she has...
August 1, 2017
‘Posts on Google’ feature expands in the US and Brazil
When the music industry has talked about what appears in Google’s search results, it has usually involved complaints about links to piracy sites. However, Google is expanding an initiative that could be much more positive...
March 23, 2017
BMG’s parent has big plans for China, India and Brazil
Media group Bertelsmann, the parent company of music firm BMG, is setting its sights on emerging markets in the years ahead. The company is planning to double its investment in “growth regions” like China, India and Brazil...
November 14, 2016
Streaming still growing strongly for Universal Music
Vivendi’s latest quarterly financial results provide more data on the growth of streaming income for Universal Music Group, continuing the group’s key trend of 2016. Overall, UMG’s revenues for the first nine months...
November 10, 2016
Instagram says it now has 500k advertisers
Instagram has announced that it now has more than 500,000 active advertisers on its platform. Strong growth, given that Facebook’s photo and video-sharing app only opened up its ads platform a year ago, and grew to 200,000...
September 26, 2016
Country Profile – Brazil 2016
Streaming raced ahead last year to offset download declines in the country that hosted the 2016 Rio olympics. The overall market declined due to plunging CD sales, but with streaming heralding the first time that legal music...
August 24, 2016
BMG buys publisher Basement Brazil for new push in Brazil
BMG is setting up shop in Brazil, after acquiring the assets of local publisher Basement Brazil. Its founder John Telfer will now be managing director of BMG Brazil, based in São Paolo. He described the launch as “one...
June 1, 2016
Brazilian music execs buzzing about digital opportunities
The Brazilian music industry is excited about the potential for streaming, social media and the young bands growing up with both, according to executives speaking at last week’s Rio Music Buzz conference. Consultant...
September 21, 2015
Rio Music Buzz shows optimism in Brazilian music industry
Following a decade of virtually non-stop growth, Brazil’s economy has lurched south, with its currency hitting historic lows and unemployment reaching five year peaks; hardly an encouraging backdrop for a music business...
September 19, 2015