Spanish 18 year-olds to receive €400 of ‘culture vouchers’ each
The Spanish government has revealed its latest effort to help the creative and cultural industries bounce back from Covid-19: the Youth Cultural Bonus.
March 29, 2022
Spain has more than 4m paid music streaming subscribers
Although industry body Promusicae has warned that the country remains behind many of its neighbours in terms of streaming uptake.
February 14, 2022
Country Profile – Spain 2022
Spain’s recorded music market continues to grow – but worries remain over the take up of paid streaming and the spectre of piracy.
February 10, 2022
Moonai launches its audio app that aims to tackle period pain
Spanish startup Moonai was one of our tips in our Startups Report last year before going on to be a finalist in the 2021 Midemlab startups contest.
January 28, 2022
SGAE faces antitrust case after complaint from Unison
Private rights-management organisation Unison says it has successfully triggered a new antitrust proceeding against SGAE from the Spanish competition body CNMC.
January 24, 2022
Music streams up by 23% in Spain as subscriptions grew
Spain is now a market dominated by streaming - it's 85% of overall music consumption - and paid subscriptions are finally having an impact too.
January 21, 2022
Spain recorded music revenues grew 22% in first half of 2021
New figures published by Spanish industry body Promusicae show a strong bounce back for the country's recorded music market, after Covid-19 reined in its growth in 2020. The body says that revenues grew by 22% in the...
November 2, 2021
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