Live music is also a booming business, most notably music festivals. As of 2022, there were 7.39 million French festivalgoers, a slight decrease in comparison to pre-pandemic levels. The Festival Interceltique de Lorient was by far the largest music festival in France, followed by Hellfest. While the great majority of festivals have understandably been cancelled in 2020, numerous French consumers claim to miss going to concerts or festivals and looked forward to attending one again.
The ever-growing prevalence of music streaming services and online radio stations is one of the factors that allow digital music to flourish as much as it does. At a time when consuming music digitally is the new norm, more and more people turn to platforms such as YouTube or Deezer to enjoy music, and prefer to pay a monthly fee rather than buying physical CDs in stores.