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This update provides a detailed analysis of all of France's main music industry sectors.


  • France ended last year as the world's fifth-largest music market for trade revenue from recorded music sales, according to the IFPI.
  • For both physical and digital music earnings, the country was ranked fifth, but for income from performance rights and synchronization France was third and fourth, respectively.

Features and Benefits

  • Details all aspects and sectors of the French music industry.
  • Covers recorded-music sales, royalty collections, digital music retail, broadcasting, and the live sector.

Key questions answered

  • What share of French recorded-music sales originate from digital sources?
  • What is the biggest revenue source for French authors and publishers?

Table of contents

Recorded music

  • Two years of growth after two years of decline

Music retail

  • The three music retail sector leaders

Rights protection and royalty collections

  • HADOPI performance metrics
  • Record year for authors' rights
  • Mixed year for performance rights


  • Radio remains a popular broadcast medium
  • Leading TV broadcasters continue to lose viewing share


  • Financial support for the live sector


  • Methodology
  • Author