BE-AT.tv boss talks livestreams, big-tech platforms and ‘exploding’ Mexico
BE-AT.tv was founded in 2008 as a livestreaming website specialising in electronic music. Since then, it has seen a number of competitors emerge, as well as watched various business models come and go. Through it all,...
August 30, 2017
Music Ally Report 405: Smart Speakers Special
Welcome to our ‘Smart Speakers Special’. Here we look at how the likes of Amazon’s Echo and Google Home are setting the agenda, but also how others like Whyd, Clazio, Clova and more are extending what is possible....
June 28, 2017
Country profile – Mexico 2016
This country profile is on Mexico where the recorded music market grew 14.4% in 2015. Streaming is marching towards triumph and Spotify is benefitting the most as the country is now its third largest market in terms of active...
February 15, 2017
Spotify takes 64.1% digital share in Mexico – report
We knew Spotify was doing well in Mexico, which has become its third-biggest market in terms of volume. Now research firm The Competitive Intelligence Unit has put some more figures on that success, claiming that Spotify...
July 13, 2016
Report 389 – Onstage, Online
In our cover feature we look beyond the noisy chatter about VR concerts to consider where else digital is really impacting on the live business. From the rise of non-live companies using ticketing to turn themselves into...
May 12, 2016
Maná :: digital marketing case study
A great use of platforms to ensure that awareness is raised around tour dates, while making the most of the most engaged fans (which can prove particularly important for bands that are trying to establish a foothold in new...
January 26, 2016
Mexican streaming revenues more than doubled in the first half of 2014
Streaming music revenues rose 130% year-on-year in the first half of 2014, according to figures released yesterday by industry body Amprofon, and published by Music Week. That makes streaming 41% of digital music revenues...
August 30, 2014
Vevo launches in Mexico after country ‘exploded’ on YouTube
Vevo has launched officially in Mexico, after noting a significant uptick in YouTube views of music videos there. “Mexico certainly in the last year has really exploded in terms of views on Youtube,” CEO Rio Caraeff...
July 2, 2014
Spotify coming to Mexico, Brazil and Asia?
Based on job postings and other leaked details, The Next Web is reporting that Spotify is close to launching in Mexico, Brazil and (unspecified) Asian markets. It is suggesting a debut in Singapore but rumours of a Japan...
April 12, 2013
Music Ally Report 307 – Tickets, please: Gigs go social
Our lead feature looks at the rise and rise of social ticketing. In our interview feature, Martin Macmillan, CEO of Soniqplay, explains why mobile will finally make remixing games and competitions a mainstream activity and...
December 5, 2012
IFPI takes credit for Demonoid shutdown; Anonymous to hit back
BitTorrent tracker Demonoid was shut down earlier this month after raids in Ukraine and Mexico.
August 10, 2012