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Stat: Physical music sales increase for first time in 20 years

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Stat: Physical music sales increase for first time in 20 years

Data from The Official Charts Company and BPI reveals that in the first half of 2024 more than 8 million physical album units have been sold, ...
Music : Pop Culture : Media
Decolonised Cowboy Core

Micro Trends

Decolonised Cowboy Core

From music to the catwalk and cinema screens, Black and Indigenous artists are finding inspiration in their cowboy heritage like never before, adva...
Pop Culture : Fashion : Media
Nature has become an official Spotify artist as part of a UN conservation initiative

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Nature has become an official Spotify artist as part of a UN conservation initiative

Launched by UN Live on 18 April, Nature will be credited as an artist on Spotify.
Sustainability : Pop-culture & Media : Design
Bang & Olufsen revives its iconic Beosystem 9000c CD player

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Bang & Olufsen revives its iconic Beosystem 9000c CD player

Bang & Olufsens Recreated Classics series continues to capture the essence of nostalgia with the release of the refurbished and updated Beosystem 9...
Sustainability : Technology : Music
Coachella Fatigue

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Coachella Fatigue

Market saturation, solo tours and an audience craving community over selfies have turned the hottest music festival lukewarm, says cultural insight...
Coachella : Festival : Entertainment
Archi-tainment

Micro Trends

Archi-tainment

A new generation of transformative structures focused on next-level entertainment experiences are set to influence commercial, public and third spa...
Design : Architecture : Spatial Design
Foresight Friday: Dan Hastings, deputy foresight editor

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Foresight Friday: Dan Hastings, deputy foresight editor

Every Friday, we offer an end-of-week wrap-up of the topics, issues, ideas and virals we’re all talking about. This week, deputy foresight editor D...
Foresight Friday : Health : Wellness
YouTube’s Multiview feature amplifies Coachella festival experience

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YouTube’s Multiview feature amplifies Coachella festival experience

YouTube’s Multiview feature will now extend its reach to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
Entertaintment : Music : Pop Culture
James Blake partners with Vault to empower artists

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James Blake partners with Vault to empower artists

Grammy-winning artist James Blake has joined forces with subscription service Vault to tackle streaming royalty issues plaguing artists.
Music : Streaming : Entertainment
The Trend: Quiet Mode

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The Trend: Quiet Mode

In our microtrend report Quiet Mode, we discuss consumers looking to turn down the volume on post-Covid expectations from family, friends, work, so...
Youth : Technology : Society
Web Summit Lisbon 2023: Music Futures

Big Ideas

Web Summit Lisbon 2023: Music Futures

Web Summit Lisbon 2023 tuned into the future of music, delving into the destiny of musicians, their art and their evolving connection with fans.
Music : Senses And Music : Live Music
Stat: Gen Z’s Spotify listening habits are driven by mood and nostalgia

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Stat: Gen Z’s Spotify listening habits are driven by mood and nostalgia

Each year, Spotify publishes its Spotify Wrapped campaign, providing users with bespoke analytics about their listening habits, as well as a compil...
Music : Pop Culture : Media
Ballroom’s Renaissance

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Ballroom’s Renaissance

Once an anti-capitalist LGBTQ+ space, ballroom culture has thrived commercially – but, says The Future Laboratory’s deputy foresight editor Dan Has...
LGBTQ+ : Pop Culture : Identities
Web Summit 2023 Daily Recap: hip-hop, music streaming and the superfans

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Web Summit 2023 Daily Recap: hip-hop, music streaming and the superfans

The third and final day of the world’s largest tech conference turned the volume up with panels addressing the future of the music industry and wha...
Technology : Pop Culture & Media : Music
Global Citizen and Kendrick Lamar bring major concerts to Africa

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Global Citizen and Kendrick Lamar bring major concerts to Africa

A new initiative is aiming to establish an international touring circuit across Africa. Move Afrika: A Global Citizen Experience will launch with a...
Pop Culture & Media : Technology : Travel & Hospitality
The Great Concert Comeback

Viewpoints

The Great Concert Comeback

Between silver chrome cowboy hats and a supercharged local economy, foresight analyst Simar Deol unveils how live concerts are serving much more th...
Entertainment : Music : Media
Audio to Watch

Micro Trends

Audio to Watch

Moving music to new frontiers, platforms including Spotify, TikTok, Twitch and YouTube have educated consumers into developing a unique sensitivity...
Music : TikTok : Social Media Platform
Ikea warehouse set to become London’s newest cultural venue

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Ikea warehouse set to become London’s newest cultural venue

A 608,000-square-feet warehouse in Tottenham, London, previously home to an Ikea store for 17 years, is set to undergo a remarkable transformation ...
Music : Media & Entertainment : Cities
Bang & Olufsen unveils bespoke virtual avatars for music lovers

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Bang & Olufsen unveils bespoke virtual avatars for music lovers

High-end consumer electronics company Bang & Olufsen has introduced an innovative way for music enthusiasts to engage with their favourite tunes.
Avatars : Technology : Design
London’s Roundhouse launches space for young creatives

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London’s Roundhouse launches space for young creatives

The Roundhouse in North London is launching Roundhouse Works, a creative centre for young people.
Youth : Media & Entertainment : Workplace
Introducing Spotify’s first AI DJ

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Introducing Spotify’s first AI DJ

US – Spotify has officially introduced its own artificial intelligence DJ generating playlists and radio-inspired transitions to its premium subscr...
Technology : Media & Entertainment : Society
Gorillaz brings next-level AR concerts to New York and London

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Gorillaz brings next-level AR concerts to New York and London

Pop group Gorillaz will be unveiling its new album with two location-specific immersive AR experiences in the US and UK.
Technology : Media & Entertainment : Society
State of Luxury: South Korea

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State of Luxury: South Korea

With rising wealth and digital fluency in its younger demographics, South Korea is well positioned as one of Asia’s most exciting and innovative gr...
Luxury : Fashion : Art
AI-generated artworks transform music marketing

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AI-generated artworks transform music marketing

Jardim Sonoro, one of Europe’s leading electronic music festivals, is getting an artistic rebranding courtesy of AI.
Media And Entertainment : Technology : Advertising & Branding
A music rebranding fighting racial tokenism

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A music rebranding fighting racial tokenism

Music organisation UD is redesigning its website, social media accounts and merchandise to ‘avoid the tropes of Black music culture’ and to combat ...
Youth : Media & Entertainment : Design
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