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The diffusion of songs of French expression

Criteria taken into account to measure the quotas

The diffusion of French song

On January 19th, 1996, at the conclusion of a dialogue with the whole of the actors of the music field joined together within association Music France More gathering phonographic radios and editors, the Council published the official statement n° 320 which defines the criteria of its control as regards diffusion of songs of French expression.

The criteria selected are the following:

  • By song of French expression, one understands any work comprising a text interprets or recited mainly in French or in a French regional language.
  • By new talent, one hears any artist who did not obtain two certified albums yet distinct gold disc (a gold disc = 50,000 sold specimens).
  • By new production, one hears a title throughout one nine month starting from his first diffusion if it profits from at least three passages per week at the significant hours of listening during two weeks consecutive (significant hours of listening: 6:30 - 22:30 of the Monday to Friday and 8:00 to 22:30 saturdays and Sunday).

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Key dates

  • February 1st, 1994 - Vote, by the National Assembly, of the amendment presented by the senator Pelchat

  • August 1st, 2000 - Adoption, by the National Assembly, of two derogatory provisions to the law of February 1st, 1994