Argentina’s economic problems make it hard to accurately assess the strength of its recorded music business. But the rise of local acts suggests the outlook is positive.
COVID-19 is particularly impacting the performance rights income that makes up a significant part of the Argentinian music industry revenue… but streaming is serving as something of a silver lining.
In a rapidly growing region for music, Argentina is a difficult country to assess, with its increasing music revenue against a backdrop of high rates of inflation
Lead: The price of a subscription service sits at a psychologically attractive $£€9.99 monthly fee and that helps hook users. The problem, however, is that this price point solidified in the early 2000s with Rhapsody and has not increased in line with inflation in 14 years. Around it other products – from loaves of bread to […]
Argentina’s rate of inflation is so erratic that it gives a very skewed reading of what is and isn’t happening in the territory in terms of the persistence of physical and the growth of digital. We look to bring some clarity to one of the most changeable music markets out there.
Our cover feature picks apart the IFPI’s numbers for digital music revenues globally in 2014. The headline is the milestone for digital which is finally delivering the same value to the record industry as physical at the global level. But we focus on the underlying story of streaming and the ARPU (Average Revenue Per User) associated with different streaming models. The ARPU across subscription streaming services is not that impressive when you take into account the free users as well as paying users but the ARPU for purely free ad-funded services – i.e. YouTube – is much lower.
Argentina is the latest country where ISPs have been ordered to block access to filesharing site The Pirate Bay by a court ruling. The order was actually made last month […]
Our lead considers whether there is a long-term threat to the digital music market from exclusives. For example if one streaming service is favoured over others for exclusive releases and catalogue, what message does it send to the consumer?
Coffee that comes with music? That’s (loosely) the idea of Stars Cafe Digital, a new chain of internet cafes in Argentina.
The IFPI has announced the closure of two file-sharing websites in Argentina.