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
Country Profile – Spain 2019
After a blockbuster first half of the year, the Spanish music industry saw an unlikely spike in CD sales. While that might be a temporary blip, overall growth was at 27% and the news from Spain is hugely positive
September 25, 2019
Y Viva España! Spanish music revenues up 27% in first half of 2019
Remember when Spain was one of the world’s recorded-music basket cases, thanks to piracy? No more. The years between 2014 and 2018 saw steady growth (5.4%, 10%, 6.7%, 6.1% and 5.9% respectively according to the IFPI) of...
September 5, 2019
CISAC says SGAE expulsion was ‘regrettable but essential’
In May this year, the general assembly of collecting-societies body CISAC voted to expel Spanish society SGAE, temporarily, in the wake of the long-running controversy around ‘The Wheel’ (a system that saw some of the...
June 13, 2019
Collecting society SGAE under pressure from Spanish government
The long-simmering controversies around Spanish collecting society SGAE are coming to a head, with news that the government there is seeking a partial takeover of the organisation. Billboard reported that the Spanish government...
February 11, 2019