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…

SoundCloud Go Is Now Available Dans La France For Offline Music And Ad-Free Listening

SoundCloud’s subscription service is available for French listeners from today to offer offline listening, access to even more tracks, and no ads. SoundCloud Go launched their first ever subscription offering (for listeners) in the US…

RouteNote Exclusive Interview: Nevercold

In 2006 three men came together to jam metal. With the addition of a bassist they became the French “Rock’n’core” metal band Nevercold. Hailing from Rhône-Alpes in the south-east of France Nevercold released their eponymous debut…

French Music Industry Pave The Way For Fair Artist Treatment

SC Distribution’s label signing for WIN On Friday the French Music Industry agreed to bring in a new code of conduct based on the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN)’s Fair Digital Deals Declaration. This voluntary alteration…

Deezer Receives Funding From ProSiebenSat.1 Group and it Merges AMPYA into Deezer

Deezer has sold a stake to ProSiebenSat.1 Group, which will now merge their music streaming platform AMPYA into Deezer. Gerrit Schumann, vice president of Deezer Europe: “Deezer and ProSiebenSat.1 are moving forward together. With Deezer…