LyricFind expands its Brazilian business with Abramus deal
Brazil is already an important market for LyricFind: in fact, it’s the fifth-largest territory in terms of business for the lyrics-focused company. Now it’s hoping to build on that with its latest deal: a licensing...
July 7, 2021
Music bodies take down stream-manipulation sites in Brazil
Global industry body the IFPI and its various local members are continuing their fight against stream-manipulation websites, with Brazil the latest frontier in the battle. Yesterday, the IFPI and Pro-Música Brasil announced that...
July 6, 2021
Sony Music is buying Brazilian label Som Livre
'Sony Music Entertainment to acquire Brazilian independent music company Som Livre' is the headline for the major label's latest deal. However, it's a mark of the fluid definition of independence that Sony is actually...
April 6, 2021
Sony Music Brazil launches digital accelerator scheme
Sony Music is leaning in to the music/tech startups industry in Brazil with a new ‘Digital Accelerator Programme’. It’s looking for inventive music projects using AI and machine learning that could be used...
November 27, 2020
Brazil’s recorded music industry surges despite Covid-19
Brazil’s music industry looks set to record another year of strong growth in 2020, despite the country being badly hit by Covid-19. The last three years have seen the Brazilian recorded music industry experience double-digit...
November 24, 2020
Country Profile – Brazil 2020
Brazil’s digital music industry has made up for a slow start with years of growth, a trend that should continue into 2021 and beyond
November 23, 2020
Trade bodies go after Brazilian ‘streaming manipulation’ sites
The IFPI's global battle against 'streaming manipulation' sites continues, with its latest frontier in Brazil. Together with local body Pro-Música Brasil, it has cracked down on a group of sites that it says were offering...
October 8, 2020
TuneCore expands into Brazil and Russia with new offices
One of the music distribution trends of recent years has been aggressive geographic expansion, as distributors look to gain footholds in burgeoning new markets for music streaming – or those anticipated to grow rapidly...
September 16, 2020
Amazon launches Echo smart-speakers and Alexa in Brazil
In September, Amazon launched its Prime membership program in Brazil, including its music-streaming services. Less than a month later, that launch has been followed by the debut of Amazon’s Echo smart speakers in Brazil,...
October 4, 2019
Spotify opens a studio in Brazil for female artists only
Spotify has opened a new recording studio in São Paulo, Brazil, with a very specific focus: women. It’s called Casa de Música – Escuta as Minas (translation: House of Music – Listen to Women) and has already been...
October 3, 2019
Facebook and Instagram expand their music features to Brazil
Facebook hasn’t just been rolling out UGC-focused music features across its apps in the last year: it has also been expanding those features regularly to new markets. The latest is Brazil, where Facebook and Instagram users...
June 26, 2019