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
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
Mexican music industry optimistic for more growth ahead
We’ve all heard of the smartphone as a driver of digital music consumption. Well how about music as a driver of smartphone adoption? That, according to Tomás Rodriguez, managing director of Warner Music Mexico, is what...
July 19, 2019
Country Profile – Mexico 2019
Mexico has turned its world upside down in an unlikely situation where music is driving smartphone adoption rather than the other way around. And it’s all helping to send recorded music revenue to new heights.
July 18, 2019
Spotify says Mexico is ‘world’s music-streaming Mecca’
Mexico is now Spotify’s “largest listener base worldwide” according to a blog post by the streaming service, which is starting to make headlines around the world.
November 22, 2018
Amazon takes Amazon Music and Alexa to Mexico
It’s a busy time for music-streaming in Mexico. iHeartRadio launched there in beta late in October, and now Amazon has announced the launch of Amazon Music there. In fact, it’s part of a bigger launch: yesterday...
November 8, 2018
Artist endorsement is ‘secret sauce’ in Mexico’s streaming boom
By now, Music Ally readers will know all about the zoom to prominence of Mexico and Brazil in Spotify’s top markets by listeners and streams, and the way that’s enabled these countries to become launchpads into the service’s...
August 7, 2018
Country Profile – Mexico 2018
Mexico has transformed into one of the world’s most sophisticated digital music markets over the last five years, enjoying its fourth successive year of growth with streaming now the principle source of industry income
August 6, 2018
BE-AT.tv boss talks livestreams, big-tech platforms and ‘exploding’ Mexico
BE-AT.tv was founded in 2008 as a livestreaming website specialising in electronic music. Since then, it has seen a number of competitors emerge, as well as watched various business models come and go. Through it all,...
August 30, 2017
Music Ally Report 405: Smart Speakers Special
Welcome to our ‘Smart Speakers Special’. Here we look at how the likes of Amazon’s Echo and Google Home are setting the agenda, but also how others like Whyd, Clazio, Clova and more are extending what is possible....
June 28, 2017
Spotify takes 64.1% digital share in Mexico – report
We knew Spotify was doing well in Mexico, which has become its third-biggest market in terms of volume. Now research firm The Competitive Intelligence Unit has put some more figures on that success, claiming that Spotify...
July 13, 2016