Streaming Dominates French Music Industry H1 2023

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French Music Industry Revenues

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French industry body SNEP has revealed numbers for H1 2023, revealing 9.4% growth year over year.

The French music industry generated €397 million ($424.7M) from digital and physical music sales & streaming. Streaming accounted for a whopping 77% of that total, rising from 71% in 2021 and 75% in 2022. SNEP says that French listeners streamed around 60 billion tracks in the first half of 2023, a figure that represents a growth of 17% compared to the same period last year.

49 billion (81%) of those streams were from paying subscribers, with paid subscriptions accounting for 59% of revenues. While the growth remains on an uptick, SNEP says the pace is “too slow compared to the massive adoption of the paid market in other major historical recorded music markets.”

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The IFPI noted that France fell out of the world’s top five recorded-music markets this year—replaced by China.

SNEP also revealed some interesting stats about the French music industry as a whole. The 200 most listened-to tracks in paid audio streaming accounted for 10.5% of the total number of paid streams. Those top 200 tracks streamed in H1 2023 accounted for around 3.8 billion streams from paid subscribers. The entire top ten best-selling artists for H1 2023 in France were all local acts. 17 of the Top 20 best-selling album sin the country were also made by local acts, while 75% of the Top 200 were French productions.

Top Streaming Artists in France H1 2023

  1. Jul
  2. Ninho
  3. Djadja & Dinaz
  4. Werenoi
  5. Zola
  6. PNL
  7. Damso
  8. Lomepal
  9. PLK
  10. SDM
  11. HAMZA
  12. Maes
  13. Gazo
  14. The Weeknd
  15. Aya Nakamura
  16. Naps
  17. SCH
  18. Tiakola
  19. Nekfeu
  20. Tayc

Top Streaming Tracks in France H1 2023

  1. Miley Cyrus — “Flowers”
  2. Gaulois — “Jolie”
  3. SDM — “Bolide allemand”
  4. Rema — “Calm Down”
  5. Zola — “Amber”
  6. Aya Nakamura — “Baby”
  7. Hamza — “Nocif”
  8. SDM — “Mr Ocho”
  9. Tiakola — “Meuda”
  10. Gazo — “Die”
  11. Metro Boomin & The Weeknd — “Creepin’”
  12. Louane — “Secret”
  13. David Guetta — “I’m Good (Blue)”
  14. Vacra — “Tiki Taka”
  15. Ayra Starr — “Rush”
  16. RK — “Lola”
  17. Tom Odell — “Another Love”
  18. Lomepal — “Decrescendo”
  19. Maneskin — “The Loneliest”
  20. Maes — “Fetty Wap”