French music

  1. Disquaire Day (Record Store Day) Grows in France

    April 30, 2012 6:15 AM EDT France celebrated a growing Record Store Day (translated as "disquaire day") for the second year on April 21st, 2012. 176 stores took part of the event, against 104 in 2011; and for the first time, some twenty stores from Belgium, Switze ...

  2. Selah Sue receives France's 10th Constantin Prize

    November 02, 2011 1:03 PM EDT Belgium female artist Selah Sue has won France's Prix Constantin music prize with self-titled debut album (Because Music). The award was presented during a ceremony at the Olympia venue in Paris. The prize jury was comprised of media and reta ...

  3. Wagram Takes Stake In French Indie Tot Ou Tard

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT French independent music group Wagram Music has taken a 49% stake in Paris-based music company Tot ou Tard, home to artists including Yael Naim and Vincent Delerm. Tot Ou Tard operates two labels, Tot ou Tard and rock-oriented Guess What!, as well ...

  4. French Victoires Ceremony Boosts Artist Sales

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST The 25th French Victoires de la Musique awards ceremony increased its TV audience, attracting an average of 3.2 million viewers compared with 3 million last year. Three artists won two awards at the ceremony including Benjamin Biolay, who joined i ...

  5. Emily Loizeau Snags France's Constantin Prize

    November 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Emily Loizeau has won France's Prix Constantin music prize, presented during a ceremony at the Olympia venue in Paris. The 34-year-old singer-songwriter won for her second album "Pays Sauvage" (Polydor/Universal). Loizeau was born o ...

  6. French Victoires Reaches 3 Million

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST The 24th French Victoires de la Musique awards ceremony was a ratings hit, attracting an average of just over three million viewers, or 19.1% audience share, to the live broadcast according to the France 2 channel. The multi-platinum artist Alain ...

  7. French Singer Salvador Dies

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST French singer Henri Salvador died Feb. 13 in Paris at the age of 90. Born in 1917 in French Guyana, Salvador enjoyed a 70-year career as a musician, and a humorist. But he was best known as a singer, releasing a number of hits in jazz, light music ...

  8. Because Inks Distribution Deal With Warner France

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Warner Music France has struck a deal to distribute the recordings of French record label Because Music, with effect from Jan. 1, 2008. Because was founded in 2004 by former EMI president for Continental Europe Emmanuel de Buretel. With a roster o ...

  9. Rising Stars Shine At French Victoires

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Continuing in the tracks of last year's edition, the 22nd French Victoires de la Musique, held March 10 at the Paris Zenith, cast a spotlight on young artists. Benabar, Olivia Ruiz and Grand Corps Malade were the big winners, wining two categ ...

  10. Veteran French Lyricist Pierre Delanoe Dies

    December 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pierre Delanoë, French veteran lyricist, music-radio pioneer and a major influence at French collecting society SACEM, died Dec. 27, aged 88. One of the most prolific songwriters of the post-World War II era in France, Delanoë wrote for most of th ...

  11. French Court Dismisses Hallyday Masters Fight

    December 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST France's Cour de Cassation, the final court of appeal, today (Dec. 20) dismissed veteran pop star Johnny Hallyday's claim for ownership of all the masters he recorded for Universal Music France. The artist had embarked on a bitter legal ...

  12. French Conductor Paul Mauriat Dies

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST French conductor Paul Mauriat died on Nov. 3 in Perpignan, France, at the age of 81. French conductor Paul Mauriat died on Nov. 3 in Perpignan, France, at the age of 81. A composer and conductor who specialized in "light" music, Mauriat ...

  13. MC Solaar Loses Copyright Row

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rapper French MC Solaar has until the end of May to pull stock of 2002 album "Cinquième As" from the French market after he was found guilty of copyright infringement. Veteran rapper French MC Solaar has until the end of ...

  14. Raphaël Leads France's Victoires Awards

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST With three awards, singer/songwriter Raphaël dominated France's music awards ceremony Les Victoires de la Musique on Saturday (March 4), in a show which heralded the rise of the new French scene. With three awards, singer/songwriter ...

  15. Raphaël Leads France's Victoires Awards

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST With three awards, singer/songwriter Raphaël dominated France's music awards ceremony Les Victoires de la Musique on Saturday (March 4), in a show which heralded the rise of the new French scene. With three awards, singer/songwriter ...

  16. French Victoires Highlight New Talent

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST A new generation of domestic acts is dominating the nominations listings for this year's French music awards Victoires de la Musique, which were unveiled yesterday (Feb. 6) in Paris. A new generation of domestic acts is dominating the nominat ...

  17. French Victoires Highlight New Talent

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST A new generation of domestic acts is dominating the nominations listings for this year's French music awards Victoires de la Musique, which were unveiled yesterday (Feb. 6) in Paris. A new generation of domestic acts is dominating the nominat ...

  18. Camille Receives France's Constantin Prize

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST French female artist Camille received yesterday (Nov. 8) the Prix Constantin during a show held at the Olympia venue in Paris. French female artist Camille received yesterday (Nov. 8) the Prix Constantin during a show held at the Olympia venue in ...

  19. Camille Receives France's Constantin Prize

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST French female artist Camille received yesterday (Nov. 8) the Prix Constantin during a show held at the Olympia venue in Paris. French female artist Camille received yesterday (Nov. 8) the Prix Constantin during a show held at the Olympia venue in ...

  20. M Dominates French Music Awards

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST With four awards, pop artist M was the big winner at the 20th edition of France's Victoires de la Musique, held Saturday (March 5) at the Zenith concert hall in Paris. With four awards, pop artist M was the big winner at the 20th edition of F ...

  21. M Dominates French Music Awards

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pop act takes four Victoires. With four awards, pop artist M was the big winner at the 20th edition of France's Victoires de la Musique, held Saturday (March 5) at the Zenith concert hall in Paris. The Delabel/EMI-signed artist won for best m ...

  22. Gipsy Kings Ink Pub Pact With Peermusic

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Peermusic France has signed a worldwide publishing deal with world music act Gipsy Kings for their current album "Roots." Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The accord does not extend to the act's Peermusic France has signed a wo ...

  23. Gipsy Kings Ink Pub Pact With Peermusic

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Peermusic France has signed a worldwide publishing deal with world music act Gipsy Kings for their current album "Roots." Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The accord does not extend to the act's Peermusic France has signed a wo ...

  24. French Court Frees Solaar From Universal Contract

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT French rapper MC Solaar has won a legal battle against Universal Music France that started nearly seven years ago. The court ordered Universal to give all of Solaar's recording masters, along with th PARIS -- French rapper MC Solaar has won a ...

  25. Solaar Shines Through in Universal Case

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music France has been ordered by a French high court to revert all the recordings made by rapper MC Solaar during the time he was signed to the company. Universal Music France has been ordered by a French high court to revert all the rec ...

  26. Solaar Shines Through in Universal Case

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music France has been ordered by a French high court to revert all the recordings made by rapper MC Solaar during the time he was signed to the company. Universal Music France has been ordered by a French high court to revert all the rec ...

  27. Kyo, Mickey 3D Win Big At France's Victoires

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST With three awards apiece, French teen rock band Kyo and new folk-rock trio Mickey 3D led all winners Saturday (Feb. 28) at the 19th annual Les Victoires de la Musique at Paris' Zénith. With three awards apiece, French teen rock band ...

  28. Kyo, Mickey 3D Top Victoires Noms

    February 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Teen rock group Kyo and folk-rock trio Mickey 3D lead the nominations for the 19th annual Les Victoires de la Musique, set for Feb. 28 at the Zenith in Paris. Teen rock group Kyo and folk-rock trio Mickey 3D lead the nominations for the 19th annua ...

  29. Defected Taps Dewar For MD Post

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hector Dewar has joined U.K. dance music label Defected Records as managing director. He was director of Ministry of Sound (MoS) Group. Hector Dewar has joined U.K. dance music label Defected Records as managing director. He was director of Minist ...

  30. Defected Taps Dewar For MD Post

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hector Dewar has joined U.K. dance music label Defected Records as managing director. He was director of Ministry of Sound (MoS) Group. Hector Dewar has joined U.K. dance music label Defected Records as managing director. He was director of Minist ...

  31. Tiersen re-ups with BMG Pub France

    January 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Composer Yann Tiersen extends long-term pact French composer Yann Tiersen has extended a long-term publishing deal with BMG Music Publishing France. Having initially signed to the publisher in 1998, Tiersen has gone to best score such internationa ...