Apple celebrates 40 years in France and announces Paris Apple Music Studio

Apple celebrates its 40th anniversary in France today and announces the launch of a new Apple Music studio in Paris.

In a post on its French editorial site, Apple highlighted its achievements in France over the past 40 years, including helping artists, designers and developers. Apple CEO Tim Cook said:

France holds a special place in my heart. Every time I go, I’m 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.

Apple started operations in France with a small sales team in 1981 and today has 2,700 employees, 20 Apple Stores and nearly 500 suppliers in the country. The company added that iOS now supports nearly 250,000 jobs across France.

Starting in 2019, Apple partnered with Simplon to offer the Apple Foundation program in France. The program is designed to help job seekers learn technology skills and develop apps to boost their employability. Initially launched in Montreuil, the Apple Foundation program has since expanded to Lille, Lyon and Marseille. Earlier this year, Apple announced that the program would be extended until 2023 and the launch of a new site in Toulouse.

Apple UK Apple Music Studio Paris
The new ‌Apple Music‌ studio in Paris is the first of its kind in continental Europe and located on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, and will create original local content like other ‌Apple Music‌ studios in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville and London. The ‌Apple Music‌ studio in Paris will be overseen by Mehdi Maïzi and T-Miss, and is expected to host French artists and champion French-speaking music with new shows and feature-length interviews.

Apple is also currently producing original French content for Apple TV+, starting with “Liaison,” a six-episode thriller.