IFPI involved in latest crackdown on piracy sites in Brazil
The IFPI is preparing for a new round of action targeting piracy in Brazil including "over 400 infringing music apps".
June 23, 2022
Anitta, Spotify and the importance of superfan mobilisation
Warner Music Group is very proud of Anitta's recent achievement in becoming the first Brazilian artist to top Spotify's global top 50 chart.
April 11, 2022
Anitta is first Brazilian artist to top Spotify’s global chart
Brazilian star Anitta hit an important milestone last week by reaching the top of Spotify’s global Top 50 chart with her latest single ‘Envolver’.
March 28, 2022
Kuaishou’s Kwai short-video app has 45m users in Brazil
Chinese short-video app maker Kuaishou had more than 1bn active users across its apps by June last year. That has attracted interest from the music industry.
March 14, 2022
Brazilian regulator clears Sony Music’s Som Livre acquisition
Sony Music announced plans to buy Brazilian music firm Som Livre in April 2021, taking the company off the hands of its previous owner, telco Globo.
February 24, 2022
Brazil now has around 18m music streaming subscribers
Brazil has 64 million monthly active users of audio platforms and around 18 million music streaming subscribers, according to the ABMI.
January 20, 2022
Country Profile – Brazil 2022
Brazil is the biggest recorded music industry in Latin America, with considerable room for further expansion, despite nagging doubts about the country’s economy.
January 19, 2022
Sua Música boss: ‘We are in the era of the local superstars’
Sua Música, often referred to as 'the Brazilian SoundCloud', says it wants to change the Brazilian music industry. As part of our upcoming market profile of that country, Music Ally talked to the company’s CEO Roni...
December 10, 2021
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