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…

Deezer join giant partnership as music streamer for FNAC – massive French retailer

The two major French entertainment companies, music streaming service Deezer and retailer FNAC, are joining up for a trial partnership that could see the companies merge more in the future. After failing to build up…

Music streams now count towards music awards in France

France’s music trade body Snep have announced that streams from online music services will now count towards sales certifications for Gold, Platinum, Diamond records. Awards for labels and artists reaching a sales milestone can now…

Deezer extending Orange partnership in France

Deezer have revealed that they will continue an extensive partnership with mobile phone service providers Orange. Deezer have been in a longstanding distribution partnership with Orange mobile carrier in France over 5 years.  There were suggestions…

French music charts break new ground by integrating streaming stats

The official French music charts are recognising the prominence of music streaming in the industry by introducing stats from streaming services. As streaming has been rising massively over the past few years various countries’ music charts…