With the debut of Little Monsters, Hipset, This Is My Jam, and Swarm.fm a new music community is starting to emerge and take shape. Fans are connecting to each other through content produced by themselves and their favorite artists. They are also sharing their most loved songs and discovering music that relates to their specific tastes.
Elsewhere, fans have started online chat conversations with each other through Soundrop, Jelli Radio, and Turntable.fm that soon turned into real meetups in the physical world.
What insights can these properties and the activities associated with them give us into the future of music fandom and how it may evolve? Is a new music community emerging and taking shape? Or, perhaps, is an old one being reborn?