2013 has brought us many new things being its only been 14 days into the year. A fresh start, new goals and resolutions, and likely plenty of food and unnecessary diets to start the new year off with a bang! However, what does the music industry have to provide us for 2013? Lets take a look at some of the changes we expect to see in the music industry this year.
With the recent changes in genres for many artists and experimentation with pop merging with almost every aspect of music, you can expect there to be quite a bit of diversity in sound that will likely all be lumped into the genre of pop. Why this is, we may never know, however it has been seen throughout 2012 how pop can infiltrate almost any genre to create a perceived “industry standard” sound. This is likely for marketing purposes that allow the music industry to market to a wider audience. The problem with this nobody wants to share the same sound (or get sued) so people create different versions of the same thing. Likely we will see a very diverse level of pop this year, all different but with the same name. So if you are a producer, and you want to make money this year, we would highly suggest getting out your pop kits and start producing!
The music industry has been fighting for years on how to approach music on a different level (like when they put extra security on cd’s which didn’t work, then they tried additional songs on albums and pics which also didn’t work..etc). We have a strange feeling that they may make a breakthrough in 2013. The only alternative to this would be a strong push on music security. I don’t know about you, but if my name was music industry, and the world was constantly stealing from me, I’d probably get tired of it too. We feel like this is likely to happen and things will get either very sticky (pause) or there will be a whole new music market which will succeed or fail in 2013. If done right, this could open up tons of music jobs for people who want to do what they love. If done wrong, it may be much more difficult to listen to music for all of us (not just those who steal music).
We believe that there are trends within music and the industry behind it. One of those trends is the process of experimentation vs perfection. You learn a craft, perfect it, create something new, experiment with it, perfect it, create, experiment..etc. We feel like we will be in the create/experiment stage this year. Similar to our second prediction, we will experience different ways to hear and use music in our everyday lives. This may go beyond just the marketing and security aspect of the industry, but on an audio level, where kilohertz and decibels reside. We believe our audio may be tweaked this year to allow us to hear something different we haven’t heard before, or listen to music in a way we haven’t in the past. This is a pretty unique prediction, but 2013 seems like one of those unique years where something like this is possible. With that being said, We are excited for the new year and what the music industry will have to bring. There will likely be new artists, and new genres with it as usual, but I believe bigger changes are on the rise. We are eager to see what those changes will bring us, and how it will affect us going forward. Keep your eyes open and your ears ready! Enjoy the new year!