Tag: latin america
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...
October 16, 2020
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...
September 21, 2020
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...
September 21, 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
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...
September 11, 2020
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...
July 28, 2020
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...
July 24, 2020
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...
July 2, 2020
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...
March 18, 2020
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...
March 6, 2020
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,...
January 15, 2020
‘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...
September 5, 2019