Apple celebrates 40 years in France with new Apple Music studio in Paris

Apple Music Paris Studio
Apple Music Paris Studio (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple is celebrating 40 years in France.
  • A new Apple Music studio is opening in Paris as part of the celebrations.

40 years is a long time in anyone's book, but it also happens to be the amount of time that Apple has had a presence in France. To celebrate, the company is opening a new Apple Music radio station in Paris, making it the first of its kind in continental Europe.

Apple's celebrations were announced via a French Newsroom post, with the new studio opening in one of the most iconic areas of France.

Via Apple's machine translation:

The opening of Apple Music studio in Paris is one of the many initiatives taken by Apple to support the French cultural scene. Located on the iconic Avenue des Champs-Elysées, this studio with state-of-the-art equipment will be the place to create original local content like other Apple Music studios in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville and London.

Apple Music hosts Mehdi Maïzi and T-Miss will be given the controls at the new Paris studio, with some of the biggest names in French-language music set to be involved.

Apple goes on to talk about the act it now employs 2,700 people in France with 20 retail stores spread across the country. You can read more about Apple's place in France, as well as a "common passion with the French for fields at the crossroads of art and technology," in the full Newsroom post, too. There's also a section about developers, with Apple saying that the App Store supports almost "250,000 jobs across the country."

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