The CNM manages an observatory of the economy and compiles data for the entire sector. As such, it collects all useful information and disseminates economic and statistical information.

Our studies focus on the French domestic market.

Stream Manipulation

At the French parliament’s request, as part of the examination of the draft bill relating to the French law on the regulation and protection of access to cultural works in the digital age, the Minister of Culture, Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, tasked the Centre national de la musique with executing a study on stream manipulation on online music streaming platforms.

The aim of the study is to establish :

  • an analysis of the practice of stream manipulation, study its impact in terms of royalty distributions to rights-holders, as well as in terms of safeguarding music diversity;
  • recommendations aimed at better detecting and redressing these practices, and limiting their spread.

Indicators of music diversity on streaming platforms 2021

In June 2020, the CNM entered into a joint consultation aimed at allowing all stakeholders (artists, producers, music publishers, broadcasters and their representatives, collective management organisations such as State services) to work towards building the new tools needed to restructure and expand its observatory on music diversity in all its forms, a result long strived for. Industry representatives traditionally associated with the music diversity
observatory’s “radio and TV committees”, now extended to representatives from phonographic and digital production, have helped build a series of shared indicators.

Foresight study on the French music livestreaming market

Although it emerged as early as 2007, when the broadcasting of live videos on the Internet was made possible, music livestreaming, did not develop strongly until the 2020-2021 health crisis, when concert venues were closed. However, demand has remained high since they reopened.

The development of livestreaming is bringing new economic models and new players to the fore, and raising new questions about legal framework, public demand, business model and value proposition.

Arcom and the National Music Centre (CNM) joined forces to carry out a study on the development potential of the livestreaming sector and on current and future practices.


Since January 1st, 2021, the UK has left the European Union.

The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement concluded between the EU and the UK on December 24, 2020 sets out new rules regarding transporting and moving goods and people from the UK to France and from France to the UK.

These guidances outline the changes and rules in force concerning the movement and exercise of activity of British nationals entering France and of French nationals entering the UK since 1 January 2021.

2020 Export Certifications

The CNM has certified 2020’s ‘made in France’ export successes, demonstrating the strength of the French industry and its artists on the global stage.

Music streaming: impact of UCPS settlement model

The CNM publishes a study on the impact of a possible change in the way artists and rights holders are remunerated by streaming platforms.