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
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...
July 1, 2020
Report claims Spotify has overtaken Deezer in France
With 16 million monthly active users, Deezer is some way behind Spotify, but it’s still been able to see itself as the streaming leader in its homeland, France. Now a report from research firm Omdia suggests that...
June 16, 2020
Covid-19 tipped to spur 21% drop for French recorded music biz
Earlier this year, Spanish industry body Promusicae predicted a €100m hit to recorded music revenues in Spain this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now French body SNEP has come out with a comparable prediction for...
June 16, 2020
French PRO Sacem launches a royalties scheme for livestreams
Artists and DJs are turning to livestreaming in their thousands during the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of the music being played is generating royalties through licences negotiated by the livestreaming platforms, but a lot of...
June 10, 2020
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