France best selling albums ever:
A La Vie, A La Mort by Johnny Hallyday (2002)

If one wonder how massive Johnny Hallyday is locally, let put it that way: He sold more records in France than the Beatles or Elvis Presley Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: A La Vie, A La Mort by Johnny Hallyday (2002)”

France best selling albums ever:
Quelqu’un M’A Dit by Carla Bruni (2002)

At first one wouldn’t compare Carla Bruni to Yannick Noah. Looking at it more closely, not many people have been Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Quelqu’un M’A Dit by Carla Bruni (2002)”

France best selling albums ever:
Chante Les Années 80 by Star Academy 2 (2002)

If one start looking for the most widespread link between all French million selling albums of the last 20 years, his conclusion will definitely be a three-letter one: TF1. French Media environment has this particularity of being extremely Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Chante Les Années 80 by Star Academy 2 (2002)”

France best selling albums ever:
Paradize by Indochine (2002)

French music scene has always been massively dominated by solo artists. We just ended to study million selling album Le Chemin by Kyo in 2003, but that is the exception rather than the standard. In fact, no band, local or international, sold a million copies of an album in France since that date. The country had in all its history a mere four truly big and cult bands, those are Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Paradize by Indochine (2002)”

France best selling albums ever:
Pokhara by Yannick Noah (2003)

Being successful on his own way as always been the trademark of Yannick Noah. Pairing with successful author Robert Goldman, brother of French superstar Jean-Jacques Goldman, can’t Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Pokhara by Yannick Noah (2003)”

France best selling albums ever:
Le Chemin by Kyo (2003)

Just like Raphael, Calogero or Benabar, French Pop / Rock band Kyo released a debut album in 2000 that got unnoticed. Just like them yet, success wasn’t Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Le Chemin by Kyo (2003)”

Music Industry, an infinite Journey:
Part III – The Future

Wordled Jeju Declaration from the September 2012 #iucncongress

As the previous article of this series, our new chapter, The Future, can be explored as a standalone article. Watching the last Star Wars without Continue reading “Music Industry, an infinite Journey: Part III – The Future”

France best selling albums ever:
Ailleurs Land by Florent Pagny (2003)

After a pair of million selling albums in mid-90s, authentic French start Florent Pagny lost some ground releasing three decent selling albums that failed Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Ailleurs Land by Florent Pagny (2003)”

Music Industry, an infinite Journey:
Part II – The Present

279/365: Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

While following article can be read as a standalone article, I’ll suggest anyone aiming to get a real understanding of the music industry to start by reading Music Industry, an infinite Journey: The Past – if Continue reading “Music Industry, an infinite Journey: Part II – The Present”