Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Editorial: April 2015

First of all, last month saw a record number of posts on the site. Maybe I've got better at organising
my time , maybe there's just more material that merits attention coming across my desk. Whatever. I still can't cover all I'd like to, but we're certainly getting there.

Meanwhile, we had a record number of visitors to the site. We've been on an upwards direction every month this year, but not touched our record that we achieved in February last year. We've been close a couple of times, our closest was last month, but it was well and truly smashed in March.

I can't think of a better way for us to have marked our fifth anniversary.

Of course, that means we now have higher figures to beat this month. Lets get to it!

April is of course the month of Record Store Day, an event being marked in France with special releases and events in shops.

There are some key French acts playing in the UK this month, including Plaza Francia in London and Rone making an appaerance at Rough Trade in London.

The Plaza Francia album A New Tango Song Book also gets a UK release as well this month.

More details of France's summer music festivals will no doubt be confirmed over the next few weeks.

Meanwhile, at the end of the Month, Paris hosts the International Jazz Day.

If you're looking for more French music in your day, find the French Music Podcast page on Facebook and give it a like. You'll get plenty of listening suggestions from the team in your timeline.

As always, I can be contacted on johnkilbrideAThotmailDOTcom, with the appropriate punctuation where you'd expect it to be.

I'm always pleased to hear from record companies, PR companies and promoters, so do get in touch.
We're also on Twitter as @viveleroq or you can find me at @karnag

Thanks as always  to the good people at the French Music Office in London and to the Institut francais in London for their help and encouragement.

Merci et à bientôt

John K

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