Piracy’s reign in Spain suffered as sales increased in 2014
Spain has long been seen as a lost cause by many music industry executives, thanks to widespread piracy and a long-term decline in music sales that has outstripped most other markets. Those executives may be rubbing their...
February 11, 2015
Spain gets combined sales and streaming chart
Spanish music body Promusicae is the latest to launch a chart combining sales and streams. Its new weekly chart integrates its existing individual singles charts for downloads and streaming, which were launched in 2007 and...
January 20, 2015
Music Ally Report 351 – Peak App
In our cover feature, we bring some tough love to the music app space. The simple fact is that there are too many of them and we need a clear out to give the good apps (i.e. profitable, useful and engaging ones) a fighting...
October 1, 2014
Spain: Record Music Revenues, July 2014
This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
July 23, 2014
Spain bouncing back as music revenues rise in first half of 2014
Without wishing to reduce an entire nation down to football and music, in recent years Spain has been fabulous at football, but woeful at legal music revenues. In 2014, though, both have flipped. The less said about Spain’s...
July 17, 2014
Music piracy update: RIAA v MegaUpload, Netherlands and Spain
It's a busy week for news relating to music piracy, so we thought we'd bundle some stories together as a snapshot of what's happening around the world. Starting with Kim Dotcom, and news that music industry body the RIAA...
April 11, 2014
Spain updates piracy laws with tougher infringement punishments
The Spanish government is toughening up its anti-piracy laws again.
September 27, 2013
Music Ally Report 322: La France Macabre
Our lead feature digs behind the shock SNEP figures that suggested the French digital music market tanked in Q1 this year. Downloads are down and streaming is struggling to take off, it claims.
June 26, 2013
Spanish government promises tougher anti-piracy laws
Spain has long been seen as a problematic market by music rightsholders due to high levels of piracy, and in the past, a perceived laissez-fair attitude by the Spanish government.
April 15, 2013
Vevo expands to Spain, France and Italy
Big news for music videos service Vevo this morning, as it launched in three more European countries: Spain, France and Italy.
November 15, 2012
Google brings Play Music to Europe and improves Android app
Today's the day for the Google Play store to add music in several European countries, including the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
November 13, 2012