logo

818-386-8850

Directions

31368 Via Colinas #102

Westlake Village, CA 91362

818-386-8850

music@123rock.net

31368 Via Colinas #102

Westlake Village, CA 91362

2020 Music Industry Trends

The music industry has changed at a crazy speed throughout the last couple of decades. So, what should we expect in 2020? Below the 8 trends likely to shape the music industry this year!

— January 16th, 2019

The Internet has transformed music in ways we never thought possible, giving the power back to artists and consumers. But how are trends evolving? Where and how will we be able to sell or buy music? 

Below, we mention eight trends published by musiccareerguide.com that will likely make an impact on this new year:

1. Record labels vs. independent artists

Throughout the last decade, almost every new artist decided to go independent instead of waiting to get a record deal.

Thanks to new technology and platforms, musicians can now produce and market their work without the need for a record label. 

2. Streaming is king

Let’s face it… no one buys music anymore! So the future is in streaming. 

It comes as no surprise that YouTube will continue to be a major player in the game, followed by Spotify. But, streaming services are likely to increase their results in 2020.

3. Augmented and Virtual Reality

In 2020, artists will take advantage of new technologies to grow their fan base and catapult their work. Think of music videos featuring Augmented Reality or Virtual Reality or dead rockstars’ concerts! 

As of this decade, the sky is the limit when it comes to new tech opportunities. 

4. Social Media Algorithms

Social media platforms, especially Facebook and Instagram, will continue to modify their algorithms. As a result, only those paying to have their content seen will benefit. 

Thus, emerging musicians will need to invest more and more money on sponsored posts to reach a wider audience. 

5. TikTok is the New Instagram

TikTok is a new and fun video platform targeting younger demographics. Hence, many artists looking to attract a younger fanbase will join the TikTok game.

A few musicians are already experimenting with its potentiality, and they are likely to be followed by plenty more artists in the upcoming year.

6. The importance of video content

As mentioned before, streaming is king! In 2020, people will most likely access music on videos platform even more than ever.

This means that video production will have the same importance as audio production and that musicians will need to stand out among the crowd with perfectly-crafted music videos.

7. Is the time right for the blockchain revolution?

Blockchains have been adopted by various companies handling royalties and copyrights. But, in 2020, this technology is likely to be expanded even more, causing another important revolution in the music industry.

8. The future of live concerts

Big festivals and big concerts are still attended by large crowds, proving live music to be one of the most profitable sectors of the industry. The trend is definitely not going to change in 2020.

For the full article, click here. 


This article is a re-post, with small modifications, of “The Trends Likely to Shape The Music Industry in 2020” an article published on musiccareerguide.com by Wassim Awess.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

From Twitter

I love how Marcos lets me learn so many songs, not just one!

I love how Marcos lets me learn so many songs, not just one! I like how he gives me compliments.…

Julia, age 8

2016-10-06T01:13:27-07:00

Julia, age 8

I love how Marcos lets me learn so many songs, not just one! I like how he gives me compliments. It’s really fun when Marcos does the bass clef with the left hand and I get to make up my own song that goes with it for a warm up. It’s fun because I get to make up my own songs. I love the sound of the piano!

I really like that we get to pick what songs we want to learn in Marcos’s guitar class

I really like that we get to pick what songs we want to learn in Marcos’s guitar class. I also…

Mikey, age 12

2016-10-06T01:19:06-07:00

Mikey, age 12

I really like that we get to pick what songs we want to learn in Marcos’s guitar class. I also love that he is compassionate and lets us progress at our own pace. Marcos knows EVERYTHING about instruments, and I’m glad he can share some of it with me. I’m glad that I get to learn how to read, write, and play music for the guitar. It is a lot of fun when Marcos and I play the guitar together!

I highly recommend 123 Rock to anyone looking for a music teacher!

Both of my children love their music lessons with Marcos. They look forward to their music lessons each week and…

- Angie, parent

2016-10-06T01:20:25-07:00

- Angie, parent

Both of my children love their music lessons with Marcos. They look forward to their music lessons each week and come home eager to practice their new pieces. I especially love that he teaches them to compose their own pieces and inspires their musical creativity. Marcos is always positive and encouraging with my children, and he has a knack for bringing out their best. I highly recommend 123 Rock to anyone looking for a music teacher!

123 Rock studio is an inspiring place to make music

Marcos Moscat is a talented musician and instructor. His approach to teaching is kind and respectful. He encourages his students…

Nancy-Jean Pement, parent

2016-10-06T01:21:23-07:00

Nancy-Jean Pement, parent

Marcos Moscat is a talented musician and instructor. His approach to teaching is kind and respectful. He encourages his students to study music that appeals to them. By attending to the interests of each student, Marcos is a master at nurturing student engagement. Our son, Jackson, has been taking lessons for over two years. Jackson is proud of his accomplishments at the piano and he enjoys the time he spends with his teacher. Both Marcos and Isabel are warm and […]
Voice Lessons Woodland Hills | Voice Lessons Westlake Village | Voice Lessons Thousand Oaks | Voice Lessons Studio City | Voice Lessons Studio City | Voice Lessons Oak Park | Voice Lessons Newbury Park | Voice Lessons Encinoy | Voice Lessons Calabasas | Voice Lessons Agoura Hills | Piano Lessons Woodland Hills | Piano Lessons Westlake Village | Piano Lessons Thousand Oaks | Piano Lessons Studio City | Piano Lessons Sherman Oaks | Piano Lessons Oak Park | Piano Lessons Newbury Park | Piano Lessons Encino | Piano Lessons Calabasas | Piano Lessons Agoura Hills | Guitar Lessons Woodland Hills | Guitar Lessons Westlake Village | Guitar Lessons Thousand Oaks | Guitar Lessons Studio City | Guitar Lessons Sherman Oaks | Guitar Lessons Oak Park | Guitar Lessons Newbury Park | Guitar Lessons Encino | Guitar Lessons Calabasas | Guitar Lessons Agoura Hills | Drum Lessons Woodland Hills | Drum Lessons Westlake Village | Drum Lessons Thousand Oaks | Drum Lessons Studio City | Drum Lessons Sherman Oaks | Drum Lessons Oak Park | Drum Lessons Newbury Park | Drum Lessons Agoura Hills | Drum Lessons Calabasas | Drum Lessons Encino