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French music trade association SNEP has reported a rise in trade earnings from recorded-music sales. Total trade income increased year-on-year, marking only the second time in the last 10 years that sales registered an uptick.


  • The latest results published by trade association SNEP show earnings are around one-third what they used to be in the early 2000s. However, the difference now from 12 months ago is that income figures are positive, with sales benefiting from the rise in the popularity of access services.
  • Apart from increased sales of mobile single tracks, video downloads, and other minor mobile formats, all the revenue growth last year came from subscriptions and advertising-supported streaming.

Features and Benefits

  • Details trade earnings from recorded-music sales in France last year.
  • Breaks down sales by format and assesses the likelihood of growth continuing in the medium-to-long term.

Key questions answered

  • What share of recorded-music trade revenue in France is generated by access services?
  • Has the revival in vinyl sales continued in France?

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Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Return to growth for the French recorded-music sector
  • Audio subscriptions and streaming the big positives
  • Short-term optimism, medium-term concerns


  • Author

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