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About the Music Report

The Music Trend Report dissects the ever-changing world of music while examining trends made popular by consumers. With modern technology, listeners can access content in a variety of ways on a variety of platforms. Whether it is an MP3 download, viewing music videos on a smartphone or creating a new song list of favorite music clips, consumers are changing the landscape of the music industry while simultaneously creating new market opportunities for businesses. Furthermore, artists nowadays are using social media sites like Twitter and Tumblr to promote album releases by giving away free songs to fans and making direct connections with consumers.

Who It's For

Any business that wants to leverage its presence in the music industry, including manufacturers of speaker and surround sound equipment, concert promoters, radio deejays, tech companies or music software engineers, will benefit from our crowd-sourced research. Our data will also be useful to advertisers, musicians, product developers and brand managers that want to use popular music trends to their competitive advantage.

Stay up-to-date on the most innovative aspects of the music industry with the Music Trend Report.

The Music Trend Report, last published on Aug 25, 2015, includes 512 PRO Trends and 2,560 examples of music market research and music consumer trends related to: MP3, downloading, concerts, audio, videos and music trends.

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Methodology

Our music research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced music articles and 2,449,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 512 Music PRO Trends = 512 Powerpoint Pages Music PPT Report
• 2,560 Music Examples

Online Extras With Full Subscription

• 358 Music Videos (Online) Music Videos
• 15,360 Music Images (Online) Music Images
• Additional Niche Reports (with a full subscription): Hip-Hop, Movie, Geek, Google, Music, Musical, Bollywood, Stop-Motion Animation, Broadcasting, Music Video, Infographic Design, Reality Television, Movie Trailer and more!



Sample Music Pro Trends

Each Music PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online music articles, videos and images. Examples:

Curated Commerce Consumers receive hyper-specific selections of products and services Implications - In a progression that can be seen as a response to so-called analysis paralysis, consumers are increasingly exposed to limited, hyper-specific selections of products and services through convenience-focused means. These carefully curated selections serve to provide stylized suggestions that make deliberating over a purchase less painstaking for the busy modern consumer.
Curated Commerce
Consumers receive hyper-specific selections of products and services
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Multifaceted Messaging Modern e-mail platforms offer atypical services that enhance communications Implications - As communications needs and wants continue to evolve, companies are responding accordingly with inventive, multifaceted e-mail platforms. Creativity in the tech sphere is particularly critical to success in today's overly saturated industry. This is also consistent with a contemporary fondness for entrepreneurship, as young generations continue to express a high regard for disruptive start-up cultures.
Multifaceted Messaging
Modern e-mail platforms offer atypical services that enhance communications
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Environmental Audio Consumers opt for solar-powered speakers for eco appeal Implications - Spending time in the great outdoors has not caused consumers to forget about their creature comforts, necessitating the production of new forms of outdoor entertainment. More than just being able to be used outside, these devices are sustainable in their design, with features like solar charging included to appeal to eco-conscious adventurers.
Environmental Audio
Consumers opt for solar-powered speakers for eco appeal
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Cultured Sentiment Romantic occasions receive a humorous overhall with notorious pop culture icons Implications - Taking a lighthearted approach to traditionally emotional occasions, consumers are turning to products and imagery that reference notorious, mass media icons. Swapping romantic gestures and loving quotes for references to rap stars and infamous Hollywood actors, these unique sentiments are using the popularity of these icons to not only spark conversation, but also to add a hint of sarcasm and humor to the experience.
Cultured Sentiment
Romantic occasions receive a humorous overhall with notorious pop culture icons
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Virtual Festival Cultural events offer augmented experiences for tech-savvy audiences Implications - Cultural events are offering augmented experiences for attendees via the incorporation of virtual reality. This challenges norms as events typically reserved for person-to-person interactions are witnessing the steady infiltration of smart products. On the whole, new tech shifts in most industries reflect the power wielded by young connected consumers.
Virtual Festival
Cultural events offer augmented experiences for tech-savvy audiences
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Prescription Packaging Modern branding boasts a clinical design for health-conscious consumers Implications - New approaches to branding are boasting a clinical approach to design that puts traditional pharmaceutical layouts at the fore of non-medicinal products. Even if primarily ironic, physically minded takes on packaging suit young generations concerned with health and wellness. By addressing this reality in a striking manner, companies can captivate busy Gen Y and Z consumers.
Prescription Packaging
Modern branding boasts a clinical design for health-conscious consumers
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Eccentric Zen Contemporary yoga classes take engagement to the next level with alternative formats Implications - The millennial focus on engaged, healthy living is inspiring a new cadre of yoga wherein instruction and classes are delivered in creative, alternative formats. Through the provision of experiential environments, fitness brands are able to resonate with today's shopper, who prefers imaginative, unique products and services.
Eccentric Zen
Contemporary yoga classes take engagement to the next level with alternative formats
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Audio Athleticism Music products and services focus on health-conscious consumers Implications - New audio products and services are concentrating on health in the interest of wellness-oriented millennials. Gen Y consumers are displaying a high regard for fitness, hence the development of athletic offerings in previously unrelated categories. So long as young shoppers continue to remain focused on wellness, products focused on these goals will continue to crop up.
Audio Athleticism
Music products and services focus on health-conscious consumers
4 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 506 more Music PRO Trends and 2,560 examples!



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