France

The French charts are celebrating their 33rd anniversary. Or is it their 56th? [Updated]

The untold story of the French charts, the long, and oh so, winding road. Today, November 4th, 2017, the French charts are celebrating their 33rd birthday. It is indeed on that date in 1984, that…


French singles chart now combines sales and streaming

55 years after its birth, the French singles chart has reached a new milestone. In September 2014, Snep, the French music business body, introduced a streaming chart with the hope of releasing a combined sales…


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 Outdated and old-fashioned, this is how the Eurovision Song Contest has been regarded by the French audience for years….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,…


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…


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…


Le public français rend hommage à David Bowie en le plaçant en pole position des Tops Singles et Albums

La mort de David Bowie a suscité une vague d’émotion et d’hommages internationaux. Le public français ne s’est pas dissocié de cette tendance : cette semaine, la meilleure vente d’albums et la meilleure vente de…


Streaming set to surpass all-time download record in France

This article was first published on www.musicbusinessworldwide.com As recently reported on MBW, France’s streaming market continued growing in H1 2015, with a +36% period-to-period increase in total on-demand streams. According to IFPI figures, France was…


How streaming is completely changing music habits in France

This article was first published on www.musicbusinessworldwide.com France is falling back in love with the singles chart – and it’s all thanks to streaming. Since late March, new streaming records have been set every week…


Chartoscopie du 26 mars 2015

En accédant à la première place du Top Singles en France, le chanteur Omi hisse une nouvelle fois le drapeau de la Jamaïque en tête du classement. Ses compatriotes Shaggy en 2001 (It Wasn’t Me,…