Music’s next decade: the metaverse, NFTs, social audio and more


Last month, we teamed up with the BPI to hold an event called 10×10: Trends for Music’s Next Decade. It featured 10 presentations from industry figures about trends they felt would be important for the next decade of music.

Now we have published our report from the event, with writeups of every talk plus some conclusions and further reading links.

The report is available for free here, with the 10 topics being: music and the metaverse; the future of direct-to-fan; 5G and music; artificial intelligence; smart homes and smart cars; the future of social audio; the attention economy; the rise of creator culture; the future of music NFTs; and the evolution of streaming.

We hope you enjoy the report!

Written by: Stuart Dredge