Apple celebrates 40 years in France and opens new music radio studio in Paris


To celebrate 40 years of “innovation, creativity and customer service across France,” Apple announced the opening of an Apple Music Radio studio in Paris, the first of its kind in continental Europe. Located on the Champs-Élysées, this studio is another Apple initiative to support the French cultural scene.

This “cutting edge” project will be where Apple creates local content, as it currently does in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville and London.

“France holds a special place in my heart,” said Tim Cook, CEO of Apple. “Every time I go there, I am inspired by this welcoming, dynamic and deeply creative community of artists and developers. I am delighted to celebrate 40 years of Apple in France with our local teams and the customers and communities they serve ”.

According to an Apple blog post, with Mehdi Maïzi and T-Miss as Apple Music hosts, the Parisian studio will welcome the biggest names in French music while serving as a springboard for emerging talents. The company specifies that “the studio will also soon welcome artists who will come to host their own radio shows. The space will include a radio studio with a DJ booth, as well as a Space Audio listening booth for artists.

Apple also underlines its 40-year history in France, claiming that the company has more than 2,700 employees in the country and 20 Apple Stores, the largest network in continental Europe. There are also nearly 500 local vendors around the country who represent Apple.

Not only that, but thanks to Apple’s growing community of developers, there are nearly 250,000 jobs across France related to the company’s products.

Apple has also put forward a handful of French developers, which you can find out more here.

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