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
Country Profile – Brazil 2019
The impact of streaming in what is now the tenth largest recorded music market in the world could lead to “three to five years of significant growth” – and “the sky’s the limit” says Sony Brasil’s president
May 8, 2019
Brazil’s music boom: streaming, Sertanejo, Anitta and more
Brazil has currently more active smartphones than inhabitants. According to Getúlio Vargas Foundation, there are 220 million cell phones in operation in the country and 207.6 million inhabitants. Brazil will achieve the...
November 20, 2018
Tidal reveals its latest telco partnership: Vivo in Brazil
Hot on the heels of its partnership with MTN in Uganda, Tidal has announced another telco deal – this time in Brazil. It’s working with Vivo there, with ‘exclusive subscription offers’ for the telco’s 75 million...
September 20, 2018
Spotify tests data-saving ‘Lite’ mobile app in Brazil
We’ve written about the data-saving apps launched for emerging markets by the likes of YouTube and Facebook, with Instagram also now testing the idea. Now you can add another digital service to the list: Spotify. The...
July 2, 2018
Deezer optimistic about subscriptions growth in Brazil
Music Ally’s latest country profile focuses on Brazil, including an interview with Deezer’s country manager Bruno Vieira. He expresses optimism about the growth not just of music-streaming in Brazil, but of people...
April 4, 2018
Country Profile – Brazil 2018
2017 was an encouraging year for Brazil, with adoption of streaming on mobile becoming increasingly popular as telecom providers began to offer more flexible plans and better payment solutions
March 22, 2018
Brazilian artist Anitta signs with Shots Studios in video deal
Anitta and her team are doing a pretty good job already of building her audience through online videos: The Brazilian singer’s YouTube channel has 5.1 million subscribers and just under 1.7bn views so far. Now she has...
August 1, 2017