Blockchain startup Voise prepares for alpha-client launch
We wrote about blockchain/music startup Voise in June when we spotted its profile on an investment site: the Spanish-headquartered firm is working on a decentralised music streaming and downloading platform for independent...
July 24, 2017
Country profile – Spain 2016
This country profile is on Spain that was, just seven years ago, close to being dismissed as a lost cause. Free is the reality in the market but, with the move from downloads to streaming, this is proving a lifeline rather...
February 15, 2017
Spain recorded-music market grows thanks to 1m subscribers
Piracy once made Spain one of the basket cases of the global music market, but in 2016 the country saw its music sales grow by 1.7% thanks to streaming subscriptions. That’s a third consecutive year of growth, with industry...
February 1, 2017
Spanish government planning new anti-piracy campaign
Piracy was what once made Spain something of a basket-case in terms of the recorded-music industry, although some action to tackle online infringement, plus the growth of legal streaming services, has helped in recent years....
December 7, 2016
Spanish recorded-music market up 4% in first half of 2016
Previously seen as one of the basket-cases of the digital music industry, Spain is continuing its streaming-fuelled revival. Figures released by ProMusicae show that the recorded-music market there rose 4% year-on-year...
September 9, 2016
Report 392 – Burning Question
In our Cover Feature we look at the chaos surrounding both Cür and Guvera and what this tells us about the state of digital music in 2016. The market is tilted towards failure and even long-standing services, despite approaching...
June 22, 2016
Startup Netstage wants to be a ‘Periscope for Music’
One of the most interesting sessions at the Midem conference this year was the panel on live-streaming, talking about how musicians are using services like YouNow and Periscope.
June 21, 2016
Streaming helps Spanish recorded music market to grow
A few years ago, Spain was a market that many dismissed as dead in a ditch – lost to piracy and, coupled with the country’s own economic problems and rising youth unemployment, simply not in a position to turn itself...
July 28, 2015
Anti-piracy updates: Ireland, Spain, Denmark
The focus for anti-piracy measures has well and truly shifted back to ISPs in recent years. Some latest updates from the anti-piracy barricades, then, starting with Ireland. The High Court has ordered ISP UPC to introduce...
March 30, 2015
Piracy’s reign in Spain suffered as sales increased in 2014
Spain has long been seen as a lost cause by many music industry executives, thanks to widespread piracy and a long-term decline in music sales that has outstripped most other markets. Those executives may be rubbing their...
February 11, 2015