How Technology Has Changed the Music Industry

January 24, 2019 2 min read

How Technology Has Changed the Music Industry

Technology has changed the way we live and interact with others in a multitude of ways. The music industry has not gone untouched by the influence of rapidly emerging technologies. Through the use of technology and the increase of social media, music aficionados have more options than ever when exploring their hobby. Here are four of the most influential ways that technology is changing the music industry.

Distribution Channels

One of the most noticeable changes in the industry over the last decade has been the way that music is delivered to listeners. The advent and the rise of popularity of streaming services give listeners the chance to enjoy their music whenever and wherever they want. Streaming music is also more affordable for fans who enjoy listening to a wide variety of genres. No longer do you need to make a stop at a specialty music store to pick up the latest album from your favorite artist. Instead, you can just pull it up in an instant on a smartphone or laptop.


Music Production

Thanks to new technological innovations, anyone can teach himself or herself how to produce music. The rise of online production schools has made it possible for budding musical artists to try their trade and learn more about how they can personally produce studio-quality music in an easy and convenient way. 

Source:Next Level Sound

Artist Accessibility

There is no denying the strong influence that social media has had on the music industry. As more artists curate an online social media presence, they are able to reach their fans in purposeful and meaningful ways. The result of this is that fans are able to feel more connected to their favorite artists, strengthening the connection between artists and fans.


More Elaborate Productions

If you have been to a big-name concert lately, you will be aware of the influence that technology has had on the industry. Live performances are more elaborate and stunning than ever as artists and their promoters race to deliver the most talked-about tour of the year. It is not uncommon for some of the biggest names in the industry to employ the use of holograms, drones, and more to provide an experience that fans will never forget.

As technology continues its rapid infiltration into all aspects of our daily lives, the sky’s the limit for how it will positively affect the music industry.

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