French recorded-music revenues up 3.3% in first half of 2018
French industry body SNEP has put out its figures for recorded-music income in the first half of 2018. The topline: revenues in France were up 3.3% to €256m (around $297.3m). Within that, physical sales fell by 12.9%...
September 11, 2018
France now sees 1bn audio music streams every week
France is the latest major market to publish its recorded music sales numbers for the first half of 2018, with the headline news being that on-demand streaming grew 39% from the opening six months of 2017 and now makes up...
July 27, 2018
After 2017 growth, Sacem boss talks YouTube, Facebook and blockchain
French collecting society Sacem has reported that in 2017, its collections from online surpassed those from physical music products for the first time. But both revenue sources are still behind that coming in from private-copying...
April 17, 2018
Music analytics startup Soundcharts raises $3.1m funding round
Soundcharts was an award-winner at the Midemlab startups contest earlier this summer. Now the French music-analytics firm has raised a $3.1m Series A funding round. The round was led by VC firm Alven Capital, with Kima...
September 12, 2017
French market slips 2.3% with digital now 55% of music revenues
New figures published by French industry body SNEP show that digital is now the biggest part of the French recorded music market. In the first six months of 2017, it accounted for 55% of recorded music revenues in the country. Unlike...
July 27, 2017
Sacem breaks its royalty-distribution record with €1.2bn
French collecting society Sacem is the latest among its peers to announce more growth in 2016. The society saw its collections rise by 3.9% year-on-year to €1.37bn ($1.53bn), while its distributions rose by 1.9% to €1.21bn. Like...
May 22, 2017
Devialet sets its sights on high-end audio market… and beyond
In the 1980s, Belgian brewer Stella Artois ran an advertising campaign to promote its products internationally, using the tagline that its beer was “reassuringly expensive”. During a decade of naked aspiration and...
February 28, 2017
Audio streams were up 55% in France in 2016 says SNEP
French industry body SNEP will not publish its full figures for 2016 until the end of February, but it has given a hint at one of the trends they will reveal in an early estimate released yesterday. “The French market is...
January 31, 2017
There are 149m messaging-app users in western Europe
Research firm eMarketer has published its latest analysis of the mobile messaging market, claiming that in 2016, messaging apps will be used by 149 million people in western Europe. It claims almost a fifth (so just under...
December 7, 2016
French piracy site Zone-Telechargement shuts down
The French authorities are on a run of success shutting down piracy websites. Earlier this month, What.cd went offline after a raid by French police, and now one of the country’s largest pirate site Zone-Telechargement....
December 7, 2016
CISAC collected €7.5bn in music royalties last year
The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) has published its annual collections report, outlining the royalties it collected for creators in 2015. The total was €8.6bn, up 8.9% year-on-year....
November 28, 2016