Welcome to the third edition of 6MO , our semi-annual report on music industry trends. In our first-ever web-based edition, we take a look back at H1 Jan. Finally, we end with a case study look at how Netflix music synchronizations have helped artists break new and sometimes old music. So, in addition to highlighting the Top 10 rising artists and tracks from each platform in H1 , this section also highlights four different platforms and four different ways that consumers interact with music: Spotify, YouTube, Shazam, and movies or TV. Only four out of the Top 10 this time were from the contiguous United States, with the remaining six ranging from Puerto Rico to Europe and Kazakhstan to Australia. By June, she had hit a peak of 30M. That momentum carried him into the Top 10 of many European charts, not to mention the US Billboard charts.
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1. How A.I will shape all the aspects of the Music Industry
With the Covid pandemic putting a halt on live music and concert tours, musical artists have had to get creative in how they continue to reach their fans and put out new music. If anything, the slowdown of the music business in may have given us a peek into some of the trends taking us into the future, from social media livestreams and genre crossovers to the introduction of the modern record player and the rise of the indie artist. For years, fans have waited for their favorite artists to drop their latest album and wait for the announcement of a multi-city tour. Whether the streaming media includes short, raw performances hinting at future music or full-fledged online concert events, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and other streaming social media channels allow millions of people to come together digitally.
1. Songs keep getting shorter.
Case Studies. Music trends tend to change based on consumption habits and production. Habits are not something musicians can have significant control over. One of the most popular trends that started going viral since is short songs.
Artists are scratching their heads wondering how the music industry, music production, and songwriting will change in the next year. As trends ebb and flow, catching the next wave in may just mean adapting to the modern ways that people listen to music. In , the average track length of the Top 40 was three minutes and seven seconds.