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  • What’s the future of the music industry?
  • What’s the future of the music industry?
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How Spotify and vinyl are shaping the future of music

With the arrival of Apple Music, continued growth of Spotify, and a vinyl revival, it’s clear that the music business is in a state of flux. So how will the way we find, play and share music change in the future? In the first of two reports we see how Spotify and vinyl are shaping the industry.

Location Northern Europe / North America

With Apple Music heralded as a game-changer and Spotify’s user numbers doubling in the last year, digital channels are at the forefront of innovation in the music business. [1] Yet at the same time, vinyl is seeing a revival and attendances at music festivals have never been higher, indicating that the industry is in a state of flux.

Gone are the days of anxiously waiting to buy your favourite band’s new album at HMV – instead you can stream a track in seconds. Your smartphone has become your personal radio, and Twitter provides a direct link between ...



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