With so many media outlets, streaming services, piracy, independent labels and more, how will the music industry look a few years from now?
Sites like Spotify seem to have made music too accessible. Why pay $10 for an album when you can pay $10/month and have access to everything? Because of the infinite volume of artists and songs, it's difficult to hold people's attention. Singles are more important than albums. Digital is more important than vinyl. Bands need to create unique experiences if they are to stay relevant, and creating copy-cat albums, and playing the same set lists all tour long don't do the trick.
A local band did perhaps one of the coolest things I've ever seen in music. They played a concert in the city's planetarium, with a huge video show in the background. It was a unique experience that gave them a lot more attention in the area. Look for more of this.