Tag: latin america

Read More

Despacito is still doing 1.4m YouTube views a day in 2020

YouTube announced the latest milestone for Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s ‘Despacito’ yesterday: its official music video has become the first ever video to reach 7bn views on YouTube. Another stat from the announcement...
Read More

Covid-19’s music impact: views from Latin America, China and Nigeria

Music Ally's Sandbox Summit Global online conference began today with some quickfire talks on how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the music industry in Latin America, China and Nigeria. Noemí Planas, network development...
Read More

Amazon Music gets Latin music hub and exclusive Neil Young EP

Amazon Music is the latest streaming service to make a concerted push around music from Latin America, with its new 'Amazon Music Lat!n' hub. It will offer a mix of Latin playlists, original/exclusive tracks, interview and...
Read More

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...
Read More

Universal Music signs global deal with reggaeton star Daddy Yankee

"I am independent today. I was manufacturing by myself and distributing by myself. I was making money by myself," said Puerto Rican reggaeton star Daddy Yankee when he appeared at the Midem conference in 2017. Asked what...
Read More

WMG’s ADA sets up new ADA Latin division in Miami

Warner Music Group's in-house indie distributor ADA Worldwide has a new offshoot: ADA Latin. It'll be based in Miami, but will oversee Latin America, Latin music in the US and activities in Spain and Portugal. ADA has...
Read More

MUdaL – Digital Transformation in Latin America – event summary

The first edition of MUdaL was a great success – fostering new thinking, initiatives and connections for the region during these difficult times. (Translated from Spanish: Spanish language version) MUdaL managed to...
Read More

Deezer claims $1.4bn valuation with TV Azteca partnership in Mexico

Deezer is doubling down on Latin America courtesy of a partnership with Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca that it says values the music streaming service at €1.3bn ($1.4bn). That's based on a $40m investment in Deezer by...
Read More

MelodyVR postpones expansion to Latin America and Asia Pacific

Virtual-reality music startup MelodyVR is seeing a silver lining in the coronavirus outbreak – its content sales are up – but it’s also forcing a pause in the company’s global expansion plans. On the first...
Read More

Bad Bunny is the big winner at Spotify’s first awards

Last night, Spotify held its first awards event, in Mexico City. The focus was mainly on Latin American artists, with most of the categories’ nominees and winner based on data from Spotify listeners in Mexico, rather than...
Read More

Latin America gets electronic-music conference Cancun Music Week

Mexico will be the location for Latin America’s latest new music conference, Cancun Music Week. It will take place in Cancun from 3-9 August, and will focus on electronic music with a mixture of DJ sets, branded parties,...
Read More

‘Juicing’ YouTube views with ads isn’t just an India thing

Sony Music artist Badshah came under the spotlight recently when his label claimed he’d broken YouTube’s first-day-views record; YouTube pointedly didn’t confirm it (and still hasn’t); and then debate ensued about...