Despacito disappearance was due to a ‘security breach’ at Vevo
Remember the days when labels would ‘delete’ singles once they wanted to clear the decks for the next release? Yesterday, it seemed for a moment that the unthinkable had happened, with the 5bn-views video for ‘Despacito’...
April 11, 2018
Despite Trump: ‘There are no walls that can stop Latin music…’
The most pointed quote of the second day of Music Biz and Music Ally’s NY:LON Connect conference in New York came from Jesús López, chairman and CEO of Universal Music Latin America and Iberian Peninsula. He used...
January 24, 2018
UMG’s Jonathan Dworkin: ‘Despacito is more than just a hit’ (#SlushMusic)
As SVP of digital strategy and business development at Universal Music Group, Jonathan Dworkin is playing a significant role in how the biggest major label wants to steer the digital music world in the years to come. His...
November 28, 2017
Despacito video nears 4bn views – or 5.6bn including UGC
Cast your minds back, way way back, to when Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s ‘Despacito’ became the first video to reach 3bn views on YouTube. Oh wait, that was only a couple of months ago. Yet the video is now storming...
October 2, 2017
Latin artists are a third of YouTube most-viewed musicians in 2017
Congratulations to Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, whose official music video for ‘Despacito’ has just overtaken Wiz Khalifa’s ‘See You Again’ to become the most-viewed YouTube video of all-time. Not only that:...
August 7, 2017