A Brief Overview of the Latest Music Industry Trends3 min read
Are you wondering where the music industry is today as well as where it’s going? If you work in this industry, are interested in breaking into it, or are just a big music fan, knowing what is trending in this industry can be a great way to see where music is headed.
Over the past years and due to the pandemic, the music industry is seeing never before changes that are shifting trends.
To learn more about the latest music industry trends, keep reading. Keep up with this industry that is constantly changing with this brief guide.
Music Livestreaming on Social Media
With the increase in the availability of music production equipment as well as the ease of use that many modern products offer, making music from home is easier for artists than ever before and during quarantine, this became the only way for performers to play live for their fans.
This allows fans to tune in for a live concert or performance across multiple social media channels no matter where they are in the world. While concerts and festivals are starting to pick back up, it’s likely that this live streaming trend will be here to stay.
Music Documentaries and Other Visuals
In the content world, videos are king. And the music industry is rolling with this trend too, especially as streaming services increase in popularity. Musical films, visual albums, and music documentaries are not a new trend but they do seem to be making a resurgence as more artists are hoping to unleash their creative selves visually.
This allows artists to add another compelling element to their music careers or particular albums by telling the story behind the sounds. Big artists such as Lady Gaga, The Jonas Brothers, and more have taken to this content type to show fans a side of themselves and of the creation process that they may not have had access to before.
A new trend that is developing is genre crossover, which occurs when artists are allowed the freedom to venture into other genres than the ones they are known for. This is a great way for artists to experiment while also showing that they can create music in more than just one genre, which is exciting for fans too.
Some artists may combine genres in just one song like Lil Nas X did with his hit song “Old Town Road” that fused hip-hop and rap – two genres that have rarely been combined before.
Additionally, some artists may make an entire album in a whole new genre or collaborate with artists in different genres, such as country artist Blake Shelton’s duet with pop singer Gwen Stafani. This is a great way for artists to break away from similar songs and create something brand new.
Music Industry Trends That Are Here to Stay
The last few years have had a huge influence on the music industry trends above, but many of them are here to stay.
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