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A full report on all aspects of the music industry in Brazil


  • Trade revenue from recorded music increased for the fourth consecutive year in 2014 with higher digital sales more than offsetting a decline in physical format sales.
  • Record company earnings from music streaming rose sharply and accounted for just over half the digital total

Features and Benefits

  • The report includes detailed analysis of all the Brazilian music industry sectors , including recorded music, retail, live, and royalty collections
  • In addition to a wealth of music industry figures, the report also includes a detailed assessment of Brazil's communications infrastructure

Key questions answered

  • How is the recorded music sector coping with the transition from ownership to access?
  • Which services are driving growth in recorded music sales in Brazil?

Table of contents

Recorded music

  • Four consecutive years of recorded music growth
  • Record companies

Music retail

  • Contraction in traditional music retail
  • Digital music transition gathers pace

Communications and digital access

  • High mobile penetration and forecast smartphone growth
  • Broadband uptake lags behind the Latin average

Copyright protection and rights administration

  • Brazil sets out rules on Internet governance
  • Copyright reform
  • Royalty collections


  • Buoyant radio sector
  • Switch to digital TV gathers pace


  • Festivals increase in popularity
  • Growth for Time for Fun


  • Methodology
  • Author

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