Mientras nuestro equipo de Opción Música parte nuevamente al MIDEM yo me dedico a leer sobre música. Gracias a un twit de Fer Isella llegué a las entrevistas de fin de año que realizó Hyperbot a referentes de la industria sobre el futuro del sector. Si bien el optimismo de algunos tecnólogos puede parecer un poco forzado, vale la pena leerlas para identificar tendencias que están en el aire. 2011 va a ser un año super intenso para nosotros y lo vamos a coronar con un BAFIM aggiornado a los desafíos que aparecen en estas notas.
Bob Baker pone el ojo en el cruce entre la música, Internet y las tecnologías móviles:
Bob Baker: One technology trend that will affect music marketing is something I call "Real World meets Mobile and the Internet." I'm talking about things like image recognition, QR codes, and Near Field Communications (NFC) technology.What the heck are those things? Well, they all involve the ability to use your iPhone, Android or other smart phone to "read" something in the real world that connects to more information online.
Aparece también el cruce entre música y videojuegos, que nosotros venimos fomentando a nivel local:
I think we'll also see more innovative artists use techniques from the video game industry. This involves making creative use of competitions and challenges. Think of the way Foursquare makes users win badges and earn the rank of "Major" at an establishment. Artists who make interacting with them more fun and engaging will see results.Another important aspect of the gaming trend is that it involves more than just a direct relationship between the artist and the fan. It also requires a relationship among fans, with each other -- much like the most active gamers compete with and communicate with each other. How could you use this idea? It may be worth exploring in 2011.
Bruce Warila ve cada vez más portabilidad de la música en Internet:
Bruce Warila: Sometime in 2011, we should see the 'add music' button adjacent to songs and videos on sites around the web.The 'add music' button will enable music fans to collect (bookmark) songs for subsequent streaming to any connected and capable device.Google will have a huge advantage over other competing providers of stream-collection (bookmarking) services, as Google could seamlessly enable rightsholders to connect the 'add music' button to YouTube videos or to any MP3 on the Internet. Search results featuring songs connected to the 'add music' button will also make it dead simple for fans to add songs to their music libraries.
Bobby Owsinksi tira el listado entero de lo que vendrá:
Bobby Owsinski: As I see it, there will be several important trends in 2011, but they’ll all be mostly a continuation of what we’ve seen in 2010.The most important trend for 2011 will be realism.
- The realism that DIY takes a lot of work and the rewards aren’t as great as in the heyday of the major labels. Musicians and artists will begin to see success in a different way as making a living replaces stardom as the big score.
- The realism that social networking has limitations, and traditional marketing and promotion can’t be abandoned. You still need both for effective branding and marketing.
- The realism that the touring market is not nearly the goldmine that it once was during better economic times. Fewer venues, less money and more competition makes gigging more difficult than ever. That being said, look for this to loosen up a bit towards the end of the year as the economy rebounds.
- And the realism that some things in the music business never change. You still need talent, some great songs, lots of hard work, and a little luck to make your mark.
Y finalmente Jonathan Ostrow habla sobre "social charts" que sería bueno traer en algún momento a Argentina:
2010 saw the introduction of 3 new charts, all using social media influence as an important element of the ranking process. Big Champagne was first to market with their Ultimate Chart, and soon there after came Billboard's Social 50 and MTV's recently announced Music Meter. In an interesting turn, MTV has actually created the most 'emerging artist' friendly chart, by working with Echo Nest to ensure that all established artists, such as Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber have been stricken from the list.In 2011, the new focus of social media influence-infused charts could start to flip the music industry on it's head, giving emerging artists an even more real opportunity to use social media to create a very real and sustainable career as a professional musician.