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

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 Outdated and old-fashioned, this is how the Eurovision Song Contest has been regarded by the French audience for years….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

Prince sets multiple chart records in France this week.

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

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 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 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