Muve Music, the subscription service of prepaid mobile carrier Cricket Wireless, has expanded to South America's largest market, Brazil--the service's first expansion outside of the United States. There, Muve partnered with TIM, a subsidiary of Telecom Italia and Brazil's second-largest mobile carrier, with a 26.9% share at the end of 2012. A record-label source tells Billboard the service will formally launch in Brazil in April.

Subscribe to billboard biz to continue reading this article and thousands more.

Billboard.biz subscribers get:
  • 24/7 coverage of every genre and sector of the business with over 150 exclusive charts
  • Bulletin: Breaking stories, chart info and analysis sent directly to your inbox every weekday
  • Billboard Magazine iPad Edition: An enhanced version of the magazine with video, photo galleries and playable charts
  • Archives: A rich history of Billboard.biz articles and exclusive charts

Join now or Log In