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Apple has announced a new Apple Music studio on the Champs-ElysÃ©es in Paris, as it celebrates four decades since it began operating in France.
Alongside its radio studios in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville and London, Apple’s new Paris site will initially be used for long-term interviews. According to a statement, Apple says it will be used for LE CODE and Hits Francais programs.
“The studio will also soon welcome artists who will come to host their own radio shows,” said the announcement from Apple France (in translation.) “The space will include a radio studio with a DJ booth, as well as a listen to Space Audio for artists. “
“France holds a special place in my heart,” said Tim Cook in the same statement. âEvery time I go there, I am inspired by this welcoming, dynamic and deeply creative community of artists and developers. I am delighted to celebrate Apple’s 40th anniversary in France with our local teams and the customers and communities they serve.
Speaking to France.TV’s “C a Vous” (“C’est vous”), Cook said that “there is nothing in France that is ordinary”.
âI love France,â he continued. âFrance is an incredible heart of art and innovation, and truly sits at the intersection of creativity. Apple has always aspired to do this, and so we are soul mates, in a way.â
Apple says it started with a small sales team in France in 1981. It now has 2,700 employees and operates 20 Apple Stores.
It is also in France that Jean-Louis Gassee first worked for Apple. Gassee then presented the launch of devices such as the Macintosh IIfx and started the Newton MessagePad project.
Although he left Apple in 1990, he continues to comment on the company occasionally on his Monday Note blog.