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French music trade association SNEP has reported a fall in recorded music trade earnings for the first half of this year. Only subscriptions registered any growth in income.


  • The French recorded music sector also moved a big step closer to the digital tipping point with earnings from digital sales and services accounting for more than 40% of total trade income for the first time
  • Despite the poor results, the rate of contraction in record company earnings was lower in the first half of this year than in the same period of 2014

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details recorded music sales in France between January and June of this year.
  • The note examines which digital music services are performing best based on the metrics provided by the trade association SNEP.

Key questions answered

  • By how much did trade revenue from recorded music sales fall in France in the first six months of this year?
  • What is the biggest audio streaming service in France and how many users does it have?

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  • Summary
  • French recorded music sector suffers difficult start to the year
  • Digital growth rate accelerates
  • Streaming user metrics


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