Revenue generated on Spotify by artists produced in France recorded an increase of 21% in 2022, unveiled Tuesday in Paris the first platform on the global music "streaming" market.
This is the first time Spotify has communicated this kind of data to France. In 2022, still only on Spotify, the revenue generated by artists produced in France reached nearly 225 million euros, three times more than five years ago. The number of artists produced in France who generated more than 100,000 euros on Spotify (515 million users, more than 180 countries) is 3.5 times higher than it was in 2017.
David Guetta, French artist most listened to internationally
We pay almost 70% of the turnover to the rights holders (the music industry), so not directly to the artist, what he receives depends on the model he has chosen or that we have chosen for him, it is very different between an independent singer-songwriter and someone under contract with a label, "said Antoine Monin, general manager for France and Benelux of Spotify at a press briefing. "We are often questioned about the streaming economy, with calculations sometimes approximate because the sums donated really depend on one artist to another," he added.
In 2022, more than half of the royalties generated by artists produced in France come from "streams" outside France. In the Top 10 most listened to artists in France internationally, David Guetta dominates the podium, followed by DJ Snake and Daft Punk. Jul is 4th and Aya Nakamura 8th (59% of the singer's streams come from listening outside France).
On average, on Spotify, an artist produced in France generates 40% more online listens internationally in 2022. The music produced in France is first "streamed" in France, then come the United States, Germany and Belgium. Note also Mexico, in 7th position.
By congratulating itself with its figures for having contributed, as the world market leader of music platforms, to the good international health of French productions, Spotify shows in hollow its opposition, already known, to the project of a streaming tax to help the made in France music export. "We had planned to unveil this data for a long time, but, yes, when we are told that the project of a streaming tax must help export, innovation and structuring, we say that at the export and digital level we have done our part," concluded Antoine Monin.