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    KALIBR Member Posts: 1 Newcomer

    Predicting the future of the music industry is challenging, but there are several trends that may shape its direction in the next 10 years. With advancements in technology, increased digital connectivity, and changing consumer behaviors, here are a few possibilities:

    1. Streaming Dominance: Streaming platforms are likely to continue dominating the music industry, with increased subscription models and personalized recommendations shaping the way people discover and consume music.

    2. Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR): AR and VR technologies have the potential to transform the music experience, enabling artists to create immersive performances and interactive content that goes beyond traditional mediums.

    3. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Integration: AI algorithms are already being used for music creation, recommendation systems, and personalized experiences. In the next decade, AI may play an even larger role in songwriting, production, and audience engagement.

    4. Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies: Blockchain technology can bring transparency and efficiency to royalty payments, licensing, and rights management in the music industry. Additionally, cryptocurrencies may offer new ways for artists to monetize their work and engage with fans.

    5. Live Experiences and Fan Engagement: Live concerts and events are likely to remain essential revenue streams for artists. However, the incorporation of technology, such as virtual concerts, livestreaming, and interactive fan experiences, may further enhance the live music landscape.

    6. Globalization and Cross-Cultural Collaborations: With increased accessibility to music from around the world, cross-cultural collaborations and fusion of genres are expected to rise, leading to more diverse and innovative music offerings.

    Remember, these are speculative trends, and the actual future of the music industry may differ based on various factors and unforeseen developments.

    written by ChatGPT 😂

  • Rembi
    Rembi Member Posts: 2 Newcomer

    There will be a huge AI backlash as people get tired of repreated music themes and beat types. This will inevitably result in people learning instruments, how they really sound and all of the breath and width an instrument can provide. Accordingly, the demand for very high fidelity in relation to software and instruments will grow and expand.

    The further music gets from being able to actually being performed in front of an audience will cause people to learn about talent, music creativeness and realistic software and tools.

    One push I think we will see is the combining of storytelling software (visual) with high quality music and sounds. "Immersive Music" seems likely. Overall, we are heading back to artists with talent and something to say, and the tools they need will be wider in selection and fidelity for all uses than they are today.

  • -beluga-
    -beluga- Member Posts: 2 Newcomer
    edited June 25

    Popular music will feel a strong impact from advances in AI. Electronic and virtual instruments will enter a new age - are you listening, NI? :). Otherwise I am hopeful that AI will also assist in creating more complex and interesting compositions, which currently have a very high entry threshold in terms of effort and resource requirements. Ideally we'll be able to focus more on musicality while technology deals with... Technology :)

  • l.daniaux
    l.daniaux Member Posts: 1 Newcomer

    AI is definitely a factor in music already; I’ve even experimented with it myself. In the future, it might be considered unethical not to indicate that AI has been used somewhere in the production chain.

    On another topic, I would say that innovation in popular music has often come from disadvantaged groups in society (50 years ago it was the birth of rap, and jazz was emerging 50 years before that), so it might not be too much of a stretch to say that the LGBTQ2S+ community will be contributing greatly to the way music evolves over the coming years. Another group that will increasingly contribute to the music scene - at least in Quebec and throughout Canada - is the Indigenous community. We have heard great music from First Nations and Inuit artists over the last ten years.

    All the best,


  • Antonio
    Antonio Member Posts: 3 Newcomer

    More freeform rap like Lil B and Rxk Nephew will be viral, accompanying the clips of the evolution of TikTok snd Instagram. We will also see more collaborations like Aminé and Kaytranada and music will be less relevant in itself and more as a way to enrich clips. An asian rapper/trapper will be very big. With AI people will make “type songs” the way producers nowadays make “type beats”.

  • Tagger
    Tagger Member Posts: 1 Newcomer

    Hopefully music creation, production and publication will be even more accessible to all and as long as it sounds good and we get to hear it, then it’s all good 👍

  • dcth
    dcth Member Posts: 1 Newcomer

    I think every genre will go back to their origins.

  • panardog
    panardog Member Posts: 3 Newcomer

    two turn tables, a mixer and massive crates of old vinyls will have the biggest come back ever, showing us that "Smart DJ's" or AI creations are dumb as F*, and only acting behind commercialism...

  • Jan-Marten
    Jan-Marten Member Posts: 1 Newcomer

    Artificial Intelligence will deeply influence music composition I expect.

    Making a composer, mixer and master of every music pc owner.

    So, making a difference will come more and more from character of Voice, for composition as a whole and the owner(s) who can sing.

  • Braneq
    Braneq Member Posts: 1 Newcomer

    I think, the music world will be in next 10 years enriched with my music crafts, when I start to make my dreams come true 😁

  • fpenguin
    fpenguin Member Posts: 1 Newcomer

    AI will def accelerate every aspect of music production.

    I can see a future where you hum a simple melody on your phone and describe the genre of music you want to produce with other descriptors (like how you generate images on Midjourney) then you instantly get a Spotify-submissiable piece of music.

    The same will be for singing. Enter the lyrics with a prompt with other descriptors along with the name of your favorite singer so that you can generate the vocal stem on the fly.

    The sound design and music production processes will go through a breakthrough very soon.

  • NodeOperator
    NodeOperator Member Posts: 10 Member

    I think the answer will be, as it always has been ‘what do you want to sound like’ that may be over simplifying, but the truth is always an organic combination of evolution that weights music in a particular direction. I’m very much aware of the ‘Ai’ assistant/tool box that is being questioned for a multitude of different reasons, some legal, some dietary, some destructive, some creative, and I don’t think it’s going to have quite the influence that is currently revered by some and feared by others. These things have a way of finding their place and ‘Ai’ is one of them. With that in mind, I do think we will see the return of ‘validation’ for the music industry and musician ship as a whole, it would be great to see the return of ‘The Kit List’ to metadata and production notes as companion to what’s being output, there’s been a lot of background noise in the music scene for the last 20 years or so and I feel that filtering this noise will be part of the plan, for encouraging ambition and promoting standards in the music landscape.

  • Feliz Sean
    Feliz Sean Member Posts: 1 Newcomer

    Music has been praised as one of the core qualities of humanity for centuries, with hymns, gods and tales to dissect every component of "why", "when" and "where". There has been no limit to how we humans imagine the function and service of our soundly capacity, now a new era of unimagined technologies is changing every component of contemporary society, therefore music will change in:

    • A new format. I imagine Augmented Reality or Neuralink will have something new that will make digital distribution obsolete, a form of compression and integration into our techno futuristic lives.
    • A new way to perform. This is not a new thing, for milenia the use of instruments, means of recording and playing have orchestrated with the development of societies. LORK, artificial voices, holograms, generators and recursion will have a deep impact on instruments or how we play them. You can start imagining that at some point Quantum computations and simulations will open a window never explored before in the musicians way to perform sonorous stories and emotions.
    • Audience. How regular people interact with virtuosity is somewhere out of question, for centuries massive gatherings of people have most of the times been coated with music, held as a common identity. The shift on personal relations, collective identity and social status will most likely come along with its own sonic compendium and reunion. Uses of technology will bring forth "how" non musicians gravitate idols and cultural memes.
    • "The musicians way" has been a common archetype of every major culture to prosper on the planet. How will musicians create in the new world? Will DAW's and VTS's become obsolete over newer forms of creative imprint? Will musicians disappear as a desirable life path? All interesting questions, again only time will tell but I personally believe the need and drive to be heard and create something out of formal dedication or spontaneous occurrence will never dissipate, for some reason the inclination for Apollonian endeavors is something that will never change.
    • Economy. In today's world not only people seek a musicians path for personal development and growth but also because you can be smart about it and make a living, you can provide for the ones you care about by knowing and performing the arts. Will this change in the short future? most certainly, but not for the worst.

    As a "godgiven" quality music will continue for eternity, be grateful for others and respect your body and mind. Learn to appreciate the present and even if you strip down every piece of tech, just start playing with your hands, with the hands of others, with your tone and language, and bring forth the best in you.

    Use your ears and heart

    Feliz Sean, all

  • keefycal
    keefycal Member Posts: 22 Member

    Technology will continue make us all sound better, and keep us us dipping into our pockets with an illusion that one day we'll be the next Hans Zimmer. We are in fear of forgetting that music is the language of the soul, and those of us with little creativity and scarce musical knowledge need more than virtual intelligence, a You Tube video and 120bps to succeed. Even now we are being duped into believing if one has the gear, anything is possible, but if it weren't for the dedication and skills of the real musicians with real instruments who actually make the samples we tinker with, where would we all be?

  • Bob vdK
    Bob vdK Member Posts: 1 Newcomer

    In an ever changing world, with more uncertainties about climate, politics, poverty and freedom, music will have the power to give peace for a moment to everyone listening. Music makers will be the liberators for all that are in need of some tranquility and calm!

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