For the last few years, streaming has been the main platform for consuming recorded music for millions of listeners around the world. To the surprise of many people in the post-2008 recession world that assumed the music industry dead, streaming has succeeded to increase revenues for major & independent record labels, decreased piracy significantly and brought significant revenue to many independent musicians. What we know for sure is that streaming will be here for at least a few years more. But, we are also starting to get a hint of what life after streaming might look like.
This week, we’re going to feature Srishti Biyani, who is a Boston based music producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. Last November, Srishti visited the Ableton Loop 2018 Summit in Los Angeles. She wrote her observations and experiences during the conference for Adva. We hope you enjoy this read it as much as we did!
A few months ago, I wrote about Virtual Reality and how it might change the future of music industry, especially from the perspective of independent musicians. Last week, French electronic music producer Jean-Michel Jarre has announced his new partnership with social VR platform TheWaveVR to allow fans to view his concerts for his new album in virtual reality. With this new initiative, fans will be able to view the concerts at home using VR headsets and remix songs from his new album.
Virtual Reality is one of the most popular trends right now. From utopian dreams to dystopian nightmares, everyone has a vision (no pun intended) as to how virtual reality is going to shape our future. In this post, I want to make a quick introduction as to what virtual reality could mean for independent and creative artists and how it may impact our careers in the near future.