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Music streaming and downloading penetration in France 2016, by age group

As of 2016, more than 90 percent of French aged 12 to 24 years old either streamed or downloaded music online. This proportion decreases with age: a quarter of persons aged 60 to 69 years old also streamed or downloaded music on the Internet.  

Online music streaming usage in France

Listening to music on the Internet without having to download it is settling in France: according to a survey conducted in 2017 reports that a quarter of French respondents used daily or almost daily online music streaming services, while only nine percent never used such services. Moreover, half of the French declared spending between one and five hours a week listening to music streams. The common media streaming platform YouTube was said to be the favored provider for music streaming among French users in 2018, followed by Deezer and Dailymotion.    

Music streaming and downloading market in France

The Digital Market Outlook by Statista estimated the sector of music streaming consumption to 294.5 million euros for 2018 and forecasted 305.5 for the year 2019, while music downloads represented 57.4 million euros in 2018.   

Penetration of music streaming and downloading in France in 2016, by age group

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Release date

November 2016



Survey time period

June 2016

Number of respondents

2,213 respondents

Age group

12 years and older

Special properties

Metropolitan France

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

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