Believe buys a stake in another independent label: Jo&Co
Distributor Believe is starting 2022 as it means to go on: acquiring a majority stake in another independent music label.
January 5, 2022
Stage11 raises €5m to explore metaverse music (and NFTs)
French startup Stage11 has raised a €5m funding round (around $5.8m) for technology that it hopes is “reimagining music for the metaverse”.
October 14, 2021
Believe revenues up 33%, but it has fallen out with SNEP
Having gone public earlier this year, distributor Believe will be providing quarterly updates on its business. The latest came yesterday with its figures for the first half of 2021, during which its revenues grew by 33%...
September 16, 2021
Snep boss thinks French music subscriptions could double
France still has considerable room for growth in subscriber numbers, according to Alexandre Lasch, head of industry body Snep. In 2020 streaming income in France grew by 20.6% to €453m, with the number of paid music subscriptions...
April 29, 2021
Country Profile – France 2021
France’s recorded music industry may have grown ever so slightly in 2020 but – in comparison with its neighbours – it might seem a little too static for comfort.
April 28, 2021
MRC Data publishes music reports on Spain and France
We’ve regularly written about research firm MRC Data’s reports on the US music market, but the company casts its net globally too. It has just released ‘360’ reports on Spain and France, exploring...
April 21, 2021
France recorded music revenues grew by just 0.1% in 2020
The 2020 figures are in for another big recorded music market, France, and they show only a tiny rise of 0.1% for the year of Covid-19. Industry body Snep’s annual figures showed revenues of €781m (around $935.3m) last...
March 18, 2021
French study offers new data on impact of user-centric payouts
One of the things that’s been clear in the debate about user-centric models for paying out streaming royalties – primer here if you need it – is that we need more studies based on recent data from big streaming...
January 28, 2021
Sacem extends emergency rescue fund as pandemic continues
Covid-19 vaccines may be starting to roll out, but there are still a tough few months (at least) for artists and songwriters ahead. Not just because concerts aren’t up and running again in any countries, but also because...
December 10, 2020
Country Profile – France 2020
While the global pandemic has obviously been incredibly bad news for everyone in the music industry, for France’s digital music business, the timing could almost not have been worse, coming at a time when the country was...
October 15, 2020
Cisac launches its long-awaited upgrade of ISWC system
This morning is the big unveiling for a new version of the ‘ISWC’ system of codes identifying music works, which global collecting societies body Cisac says will “improve the accuracy, speed and efficiency...
September 24, 2020
France’s music market grew by 0.4% in first half of 2020
Industry body SNEP has published its figures for France's recorded music market in the first half of 2020. It reveals a 0.4% year-on-year growth in revenues to €279m, a notable slowdown from the increases in recent years. And...
September 17, 2020