Rosen and others see that period as disastrous for the business. The RIAA, the labels, and all the other middlemen have an overdeveloped sense of both how necessary and how valuable they are.
The returning demand for vinyl is thought to be based largely on the desire for a physical good that accompanies or supplements the less tangible experience of streaming music.
The bottleneck with vinyl, however, is the higher cost and relatively small number of pressing plants still in operation. The solution that has presented itself is perhaps even more unlikely than the resurgence of vinyl: The format still has a long way to go before it will compete with vinyl's current sales numbers which could top 40 million units this yearbut the cassette format did see a 74 percent increase duringaccording to Nielsen's year-end report.
RFID wristbands have emerged as a staple of major music festivals.
Along with the added protection against ticket fraud and other security concerns, the wristbands have begun to incorporate a wider suite of additional features.
These often include various ways of capturing audience data points for later analysis and event management iteration, but a big area of interest has been the move to "cashless concerts" and live music experiences.
Research has demonstrated that customers using mobile pay apps via their smartphones for food and drink purchases tend to spend more heavily than they do when pulling cash or a card out of their wallets, and some festivals have begun adding mobile pay features to the RFID chips in their festival wristbands.
The next big thing, now that this tech is being increasingly proven in the large-scale festival scene, is exploring how it will scale down to smaller venues. Cashless concerts at your local venues?
The wait may be shorter than you think.
App Integration Deals For Streaming Services Concurrent with the massive spikes in streaming music consumption, the major players in the digital service providers market have made big strides in ensuring their products stay in use as easily and as often as possible.
This pursuit of an "always on" status for music apps has to potential to reap huge benefits as the market continues to ripen. Earlier this year, Spotify and Waze inked a deal that makes it easier to control each other's products without leaving one app or the other.
Meanwhile, Apple Music and Ticketmaster have built a new partnership integrating easy ticket purchases and tracking of upcoming show dates from directly within the music app.
Amazon has rolled out greater internal integration between its own piece of flagship hardware, the Echo, and Amazon Music, even introducing " Alexa " functionality as a new personal assistant function for smartphones, intended to compete with Apple's Siri and Android's Bixby.
Hi-Fi Streaming A major concern that still lingers even as streaming continues to dominate the industry is the audio quality bottleneck: With improvements in data transfer rates for smartphones and increasing adoption of fiber-optic networks capable of higher bandwidth around the country, it has become substantially more feasible for streaming services to investigate high-fidelity, or even completely losslessstreaming offerings.
Earlier this year, research firm eMarketer estimated that nearly The Human Element When Pandora launched in the early s, it revolutionized internet radio with its then unheard-of technology, built on the back of its founders' previous endeavor, The Music Genome Projectwhich introduced the world to automated algorithmic music selection.
This and similar tech would become the backbone of many streaming services' recommendation features for the next decade and beyond. However, has seen a marked shift back to the integration of a human element into some aspects of playlist curation.
Since Spotify introduced their Discover Weekly feature back init's been estimated that around 8, artists owed at least half of their streaming plays to the weekly human-curated playlist Silicon Valley has taken noteand the practice of bringing back in the human element to automated services both in and outside the music industry has been all the rage.The OKC Edge - Giving You The On Geek Society and Pop Culture, In OKC and surrounding areas, while promoting local Artists and Musicians.
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