Today’s music industry is always changing as it is constantly growing and evolving. we can see a wide range of innovations from both a musical talent standpoint, as well as a technological one. Regardless of musical genre, today’s performers are showcasing their talents, as tomorrow’s performers are inspired by them. There is no longer the pre-packaged talent that plagued the industry in the past, instead, today’s fans want raw, originality every time they listen to their favourite artists or see them play live.
Keeping that in mind, there are a lot of new trends that will be shaping the music industry in 2020. From pop, hip hop and R&B, to rock, electronica, blues and more, these are trends that will change the way we listen, purchase, share and consume modern music.
With that being said, we are going to take a look at some of the most important music industry trends for 2020 and beyond:
Merging Musical Styles- for 2020, fans will see more collaborations between their favourite performers across a wide range of different musical genres. Post Malone and Ozzy Osbourne is one such collab that comes to mind and there are even many talented regional UK artists showcasing their talents while working with artists from completely different genres.
Improved Music Production Technology- modern music production has always been on the cutting edge of technology. From recording and producing, to the distribution and sale of today’s music, the industry will grow to become more effective and efficient. As the technology modern production companies use improves, the final product will become much more refined and the quality will increase along with it. We will see music production companies use technologies such as AI and VR, and we are even seeing AI-composed tracks trending in electronica.
Physical Format- while digital music is a much more advanced and user-friendly way of downloading and listening to your favourite music, their is a resurgence in physical formats such as high quality, heavy grain vinyl recordings, even the cassette format of the 80’s.
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