Spanish telco Telefónica launches its own music service
Ah, the age-old cycle of telcos launching their own music services, then shutting them down in favour of partnerships with third-party music DSPs, then launching their own music services again, then… Well, you get the...
June 22, 2021
MRC Data publishes music reports on Spain and France
We’ve regularly written about research firm MRC Data’s reports on the US music market, but the company casts its net globally too. It has just released ‘360’ reports on Spain and France, exploring...
April 21, 2021
Barcelona gig had 5,000 fans with masks but no distancing
Aware that some countries that have Covid-19 under control already have concerts and festivals up and running, we’re trying not to generalise about live music. However, for those countries still awaiting a musical reopening,...
March 29, 2021
Spanish collecting society SGAE rejoins Cisac after reforms
One of Spain’s collecting societies, SGAE, is coming in from the cold and being readmitted to global PROs organisation Cisac, after reforms that the latter say “have transformed the society and its operations”....
March 11, 2021
Spain’s recorded music revenues growing despite Covid-19
The latest national music body to reveal recorded music figures that include the initial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is Promusicae in Spain. Recorded revenues for the first half of 2020 grew by 4% year-on-year to €145.1m. That's...
September 9, 2020
Spanish body Promusicae breaks down potential Covid-19 impact
Spain was once seen as one of the toughest markets for recorded music thanks to the popularity of piracy. The country’s turnaround, fuelled by streaming, has been a big positive story for the music industry in the past...
April 23, 2020
Country Profile – Spain 2020
The Spanish music industry was showing signs of real progress in 2019. And then COVID-19 struck
April 22, 2020
Spain’s albums chart on hold due to coronavirus sales impact
Spanish industry body Promusicae has announced that the albums chart in Spain is being put on hold, due to the impact the Covid-19 pandemic is having on retail sales. Important context: the Spanish albums chart is based on...
April 8, 2020
Despite 2019 growth, Spanish industry braces for slump in 2020
There’s good news from Spain about the growth of its recorded music market in 2019, but very bad news expected for the rest of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Industry body Promusicae announced both yesterday. Recorded...
April 2, 2020
CISAC report reveals growth in global music collections
CISAC, the global collecting-societies body, has published its annual 'Global Collections Report' setting out the collections of its 239 members in more than 120 countries. As ever, it's a useful counterpart to the IFPI's...
November 7, 2019
Primavera Sound goes ticketless as Dice expands to Spain
Spanish live firm Primavera Sound is going to take its events ticketless, including its flagship festival in Barcelona. The company is doing it via an exclusive multi-year partnership with ticketing startup Dice, which will...
October 17, 2019