Céline Dion’s french comeback breaks all-time record on the French charts

Two weeks ago, the Canadian superstar released the first track from her upcoming album in French. Penned by French singer and songwriter Jean-Jacques Goldman, the song entitled ‘Encore un soir’ (yet another evening) stormed the…


The Eurovision Song Contest gains renewed interest in France

The TV show tied with the Voice’s finals and now numerous songs are hitting the charts. Outdated and old-fashioned, this is how the Eurovision Song Contest has been regarded by the French audience for years….


In France, people stream as much as in the UK but here the value gap is greater

Recent figures show France could have a streaming market as big as that of the UK. When it comes to streaming markets, France was in 2014, according to Ifpi, the 5th biggest in the world,…


Les succès de l’Eurovision en France

Une sélection non exhaustive de chansons présentées au Concours Eurovision de la Chanson et ayant remporté du succès dans l’Hexagone   1961 – « Nous les amoureux », Jean-Claude Pascal Ce 6ème vainqueur du tout jeune concours…


Prince sets multiple chart records in France this week.

The late Minneapolis singer’s tracks have flooded the French singles chart in a way rarely seen. As is happening in all major record markets around the globe, France saw this week a purple tide sweeping…


At the very heart of the digital era, a physical-only single is the week’s best-seller in France

In France, single CDs have totally disappeared from the music shops’ shelves since 2014. The singles market has been, since then, consisting in downloads and streaming. But last week this rule was broken. French superstar…


Les charts français combineront bientôt ventes et écoutes en streaming

Le mois dernier, le Syndicat National de l’Edition Phonographique (Snep) a tenu sa conférence annuelle sur le marché de la musique enregistrée. Le streaming était au centre de la présentation, s’affirmant de plus en plus…


France set to introduce streaming data into official charts and certified awards, as streaming continues growing.

Last month, SNEP, the French music trade body, held its annual conference dedicated to the French recorded music market.As already reported here, streaming figures and revenues were the centerpoint of the conference. One aspect went…


Black, un hommage.

Le chanteur Colin Vearncombe, qui a tracé sa carrière sous le nom de Black, est décédé ce 26 janvier suite à un accident de voiture. Il avait signé de magnifiques chansons, dont la plus connue…


France pays tribute to David Bowie by sending Blackstar and Space Oddity to number one.

French charts published on Friday, january 15th 2016, show that David Bowie enters both major tallies, the Albums chart and the Downloads chart at number 1. This is the first time ever the late British…