music business trends blog by MIDiA Research

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According to Epidemic Sound, 8D audio is a subcategory of music that “tricks your brain into thinking you’re in a bigger space”. Buckle up kids, this listening experience is going to blow your mind.

  • ‘So many of them write in the comments about my videos helping them with anxiety, sleep disorder, insomnia, and study,’ they add.
  • Songs by Bugzy Malone, Joel Adams, Skepta and Bon Iver all passed the 50 million mark in 2021, with Two Door Cinema Club among those seeing individual tracks exceed 100 million plays.
  • Last week I finished reading The Ballad of Hanging Lees, the final part of David Nolan’s trilogy set in the dark triangle of Oldham, the Dark Peak and Saddleworth.

With Godfathers such as Fela Kuti, we’ve seen the genre evolve to a global phenomenon spearheaded by the likes of Wizkid and Davido. 93% of Youtube’s most popular videos were music videos, which means that people are actively seeking out and watching videos created by artists. Something that has changed over the last few years when it comes to music videos is their aesthetic. Today, genreless-ness defines much of the sound in any given top 100 chart with persistent R&B and hip-hop influences, while the return of pop-punk is also making a mark.

Spotify Icebergify lets you show off your music taste

The purpose-built venue at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London features a digital recreation of the legendary band as they appeared in the early ‘80s, while a live band performs a setlist of their iconic hits. There’s also Stats for Spotify, which gives you a detailed, data-based view of your favourite songs, albums, artists and genres. It generates a pie chart graphic of all your favourite genres and artists from the last month which can be easily shared on social media. Of course, there is also the theory that musical trends are cyclical. All musicians are influenced by the artists they grew up listening to, so there will forever be elements of the past in the future. Just because artists like Madonna and David Bowie did it first, that doesn’t mean that learning from their pioneering efforts won’t improve music that is still yet to come.

Music Trend

There’s a couple of routines to Nicki’s Beam Me Up Scotty mixtape track going viral on TikTok but the main routine seems to have been created by @konnorkelly. Charli D’Amelio shared the dance with her fans in June 2021 and it’s only getting bigger. Bo Burnham’s Netflix special Inside has spawned a number of viral trends on TikTok.

Well, actually, there’s a few tracks that have been used but the main one is a remix of Paul Anka’s ‘Put Your Head on My Shoulder’ and Doja Cat’s ‘Streets’. Natasha Bedingfield’s iconic track has been given the dance treatment thanks to @rony_boyy, who has seen their infectious choreography go viral on the app. The routine also features some dance moves inspired by Beyoncé’s ‘Single Ladies’ choreography. There’s a couple of variations to the start of this dance for this viral challenge floating about on YouTube but the first one appears to be from @sharlizetrue_, @pressleyhosbach and @shariahtrue.

African music will be the next global trend

Please refresh the page regularly with the latest news, pictures and videos. Icebergify isn’t the only Spotify Wrapped alternative that you can use to share your music taste. But for the rest of the year, Spotify doesn’t offer an easy way frantica.com of sharing your music taste, which is why some music fans have taken to creating tools of their own. It depends on your point of view, but I like the way these acts are taking something from decades ago and doing something new with it.

Music Quizzes

Some things are likely to remain unchanged – black and white will always be relevant, and a great grade will look to create balance in every frame. From Dakar to Mombasa, Lagos to Cape Town, creative communities are producing music that draws from our millennia of heritage, while incorporating modern instruments, and now, the latest technology. The industry itself contributes to Africa both economically and culturally.

While slightly absurd, this fusion genre has ostensibly provided a sense of unity and catharsis. One of Bardcore’s greatest hits, is Astronomia by Cornelius Link, which features trilling flutes and archaic vocals by Hildegard. Silver-tongued Hildegard presides over the Bardcore realm, with her cover of Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance clocking up 5 million views. Canadian illustrator Hildegard, 28, fits Bardcore around work and describes herself as “an absolute beginner” with the Celtic harp and “enthusiastically mediocre” with the recorder.

By purchasing a musician’s NFT, you don’t just connect to an artist through a single experience, but through a digital link that will remain forever on a blockchain. Jonny emphasised the importance of having music during the meal, which he predicts is going to be the next big trend in the wedding industry. The humming harps and rhythmic tabor beats evoke a sense of connection with our feudal ancestors and their own grim experience of battening down the hatches against the latest outbreak. Alongside appealing to the global sense of pandemic ennui, connecting to our forebears through music also reminds us that our existence is predicated upon the fact that they survived their darkest hours. Sign up for exclusive newsletters, comment on stories, enter competitions and attend events.

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