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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...
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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...
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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...
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Country profile – Brazil 2017

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‘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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...