France’s music publishing was worth $450m+ from latest reports

France’s music industry is growing each year and the latest publishing reports show how strong 2018 was. The latest figures from the French music publishing trade associations The CSDEM and CEMF show considerable growth in…

Spotify have overtaken Deezer in their homeland

Deezer have just lost the lead in music streaming in their country of origin as Spotify take the top spot for listening in France. Spotify have just been announced as the number one streaming service…

Qobuz lowers its hi-res audio price as it drops MP3 completely

The French streaming service ‘Qobuz’ has moved onwards and upwards in the world on music downloads with its move towards normalising high-quality audio for a smaller price. Qobuz will be lowering its cost of hi-res…

Digital music is worth more than physical in France for the first time ever

CDs are becoming a thing of the past as more and more each year digital music replaces the way we used to listen. France certainly aren’t strangers to music online, being the homeland of popular…

Let’s put a Bluetooth speaker in concrete, said no one ever

Except someone actually did say that and then they made it and now you can own your very own concrete Bluetooth speaker AND it’s surprisingly pretty decent. It seems there’s a new Bluetooth speaker on…

Hi-res streamers Qobuz set their sights for the US as they name new CEO

European based music streamers Qobuz are setting sail for the Americas as they expand under new management. High resolution music streaming service Qobuz are set to launch their services in the US this summer, expanding…

France’s music market won’t stop growing as streaming income reaches €243m

Streaming is driving growth in music industries all around the world and France aren’t missing out on the gains. According to the latest from the SNEP France’s music market saw a 23% growth last year….

The “highest resolution music streaming service in the world” comes to the U.S.

French music streamer Qobuz are bringing their high-resolution streamer to the U.S., but can they face up against Jay-Z’s Tidal. Qobuz claim to be “the highest resolution music streaming service in the world” with a vast…

Digital music now dominates 55% of the French industry, streaming rules

The French music market is seeing the full effects of the digital music revolution as it now accounts for the majority of the industry in France. The French Syndicat National de l’Edition Phonographique (SNEP) has released…

Spotify buy French startup Niland, their 4th company in just 3 months

Spotify seem to be on a spending spree as they’ve just announced another startup purchase less than a month since their last acquisition. Spotify’s ambition for 2017 seems to be to build a Transformers style…