NEWSLETTER APRIL 2019
IFPI LATIN AMERICA
LATIN AMERICA RECORDED MUSIC MARKET GROWS BY 17% IN 2018
Global recorded music revenues totaled US$19.1 billion in 2018, a 9.7% increase on 2017, according to the recently released IFPI Global Music Report 2019, the definitive annual report about the recorded music market worldwide. Latin America grew by 16.8%, once again the highest regional rate of growth globally. The region reflected global trends with declines in physical revenue (-37.8%) and downloads (-45.0%), but strong results in streaming (+39.3%). Brazil, the largest market in Latin America, continued its upward trajectory, increasing by 15.4% and recording one of the highest rates of growth in digital in the top 10 markets (38.5%). Chile, Mexico and Colombia also saw notable gains, increasing by 16.3%, 14.7% and 9.0% respectively.
720,000 PUBLIC VENUES IN LATIN AMERICA REMUNERATE ARTISTS AND PHONOGRAM PRODUCERS FOR THE USE OF MUSIC
By the end of 2018, the number of public venues acquiring a recorded music license from the 17 active MLCs in Latin America and the Caribbean rose to 720,000. During the last year, MLCs licensed 20,000 more premises open to the public than in 2017(including party venues, stores, shopping malls, gyms, restaurants, bars, and hotels).
IFPI welcomes the growing number of businesses remunerating artists and producers for the use of their sound recordings. A new record has been set for each of the past years and it promotes a better relationship between rights holders and clients in the leisure and entertainment segment.
INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON COPYRIGHT AND RELATED RIGHTS
On January 15-16, 2019, an academic seminar was held in Miami, sponsored by IFPI Latin America & Caribbean. Representatives from national copyright offices including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, Paraguay, and Dominican Republic attended the seminar.
The event included presentations and discussion sessions focusing on different aspects and developments of collective rights management efforts and copyright legislation. This included rights distribution best practices; new identification technologies for music used in public venues; and cooperation strategies among rights holders to better defend the rights of performers and phonogram producers. Insight was provided by executives from Spotify, Sony ATV Latin America, BMAT, and IFPI Latin America & Caribbean chairperson, Adriana Restrepo (CODISCOS).
IFPI-FILAIE REGIONAL COORDINATION MEETING
A regional coordination meeting was held between IFPI Latin America & Caribbean and the IBERO LATIN AMERICAN FEDERATION OF ARTISTS AND PERFORMERS (FILAIE) on March 21 in Miami. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss relevant topics of mutual interest for CMOs jointly managing the related rights of both organizations’ members in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Priority joint actions were identified in critical areas, including how to tackle attempted exceptions and limitations of rights, and how to deal with attacks on collective management efforts. Other priority actions under discussion were the reluctance of governments to afford wider protection to related rights, and licensing strategies to be developed in countries within the region.
IFPI and FILAIE have been successfully working together for years and will continue to do so to advance the collective management of public performance rights in the Latin American and Caribbean region.
IFPI’S NATIONAL GROUP IN COLOMBIA REBRANDS AS “PROMUSICA COLOMBIA’”
IFPI’s Colombian National Group announced a new name. PROMÚSICA COLOMBIA is the new name of APDIF Colombia. The Organisation name was updated to better reflect the widespread range of business models existing today within the music industry.
Companies affiliated to the Organisation have reviewed their bylaws to bring the producers’ association more up to speed with latest industry challenges, expand its membership, and better protect Colombian music industry positions in dealing with the government, CMOs and the general public to defend and advance the interests of the music business in Colombia. IFPI welcomes Promúsica Colombia’s new brand and wishes it all the best going forward.
‘OPERATION COPYRIGHT’ IN BRAZIL
‘Operation Copyright’ in Brazil saw top torrent sites close. Following a coordinated effort from IFPI Latin America and Brazil’s anti-piracy unit, APDIF, Brazil’s Federal Police launched an investigation (named ‘Operation Copyright’) aimed at tackling two of the main private torrent sites hosted in the US: Speed-Share and BJ-Share. The operation, which spans five states in Brazil, has been highly successful so far and a number of popular torrent sites – including Speed-Share with an estimated 140,000 users and 9 million visits per year – are currently offline.