Saturday, 1 June 2013

Editorial: June 2013

An exceptional month for the website last month, with a record number of posts and the healthiest number of visitors we've seen for a long time.

Possibly the higher profile that French music has enjoyed is part of the reason, but this is can only be part of the picture, as the real underlying reason is no doubt the quality of releases that have been coming out in past few months.

Some great things ahead in June, from the 70th birthday of a certain French music legend to the Fête de la Musique at the end of the month, via the summer festival season kicking in

I've been having a think about some of the posts here and been extending what I do. There have been more posts, and I've been trying to consciously cover both the more commercial aspects of the French music scene as well as some of the more underground or indie areas too.

Some of the acts that played in the UK this past month have certainly showed a vigorous new music scene in France, and hopefully many of these acts will benefit from some of the increased media attention that France and its music scene have been getting.

I've also been putting together weekend articles with multiple videos that hopefully bear some repeated reading and viewing, as well as making the site worth a visit on a Saturday. So far I've had a few including  France at Eurovision and a look at some of Johnny Hallyday's french versions of English songs.

I'll certainly be continuing to do this kind of thing , with another selection of interesting videos on later today.

Again, thanks to those who have helped and encouraged the blog, especially the Institut francais in London and the French Music Office in London.

As always, I can be contacted by email at the address johnkilbride AT hotmail DOT com, with the spaces and the appropriate @ and . in the address, or on twitter where you can find us @viveleroq

Merci et à bientôt


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