France’s recorded music market grew by 5.4% in 2019
French industry body SNEP has published its official market figures for 2019, and they showed an acceleration of growth. In 2018, France’s recorded music market had grown by 1.8%, but last year that kicked up a notch...
February 26, 2020
eMarketer: France/Germany Facebook flight is ‘faster than expected’
Journalists, analysts and research companies have been warning about a ‘Facebook flight’ – people migrating away from the social network – for years now, yet overall, the company’s user base has continued to grow....
November 25, 2019
French recorded-music revenues grew by 12.7% in first half of 2019
Ladies and gentlemen, we have lift off in France for recorded-music revenues. The market grew by just 1.4% in 2018 according to the IFPI, but figures published yesterday by industry body SNEP reveal that the first half...
July 26, 2019
France added one million new music-streaming subscribers in 2018
We recently reported on figures published by French industry body SNEP, showing that the recorded-music market grew by 1.8% in France in 2018, as the number of paying music-streaming subscribers grew to 5.5 million. Now we’ve...
March 26, 2019
Country Profile – France 2019
The “gilets jaunes” movement in France has had a significant negative impact on physical music sales, with protests peaking at the end of the year when those sales are typically at their strongest. This followed a 12-month...
March 25, 2019
France recorded-music market grew by 1.8% in 2018
The latest country to declare its recorded-music figures for 2018 is France, through industry body SNEP. It’s positive news too: a third consecutive year of growth, albeit a “modest” 1.8% rise in 2018. “For the first...
March 15, 2019
France to levy new tax on ‘internet giants’
France is becoming the first European country to introduce a tax on large, multi-national internet companies. Under a bill announced yesterday, digital companies will have to pay the new tax of 3% on their French revenues...
March 7, 2019
Country Profile – France 2018
France: a market where Warner Music can sell 758,000 physical copies of Johnny Hallyday’s posthumous album Mon Pays C’est L’Amour in one week – making up a staggering 97.2% of its total week-one sales –...
December 5, 2018
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