The French government will subsidise young music fans who agree to download music legally, by footing the bill.
Under the scheme, French residents will purchase a card, called the Carte Musique, to download music from subscription-based website platforms.
But they will only pay half the cost of the €50 credit included in the card, because the French government will step in to pay the rest.
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