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

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

Apple’s celebrations were announced via a French newsroom article, with the new studio opening in one of France’s most iconic regions.

Via Apple’s machine translation:

The opening of the 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 the other Apple Music studios in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville and London.

Apple Music hosts Mehdi Maïzi and T-Miss will take charge of the new Parisian studio, with the participation of some of the biggest names in French-speaking music.

Apple goes on to talk about the act that it now employs 2,700 people in France with 20 retail stores spread across the territory. You can also 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 article. There’s also a developer section, with Apple stating that the App Store supports nearly “250,000 jobs nationwide.”

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