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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”.
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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%...
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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...
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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.  
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Covid-19 tipped to spark €4.5bn loss for French music industry

In June, we reported on a claim by French industry body SNEP that the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic could deliver a €235m blow to recorded music revenues in France this year. But that's just a fraction of the anticipated...