Music Production Trends of 2022
Since the turn of 2020, the music production industry has undergone tremendous changes brought forth by the surge in online music consumption. While concerts remain popular in developed nations, the greatest proportion of music consumers listens to their favorite tunes over the internet. With the music production landscape changing daily, artists must be on the lookout for emerging trends to ensure they remain relevant and grow their following. Below, we break down the top five music production trends of 2022 and how they're shaping the future of the music industry.
1. Increased adoption of Motion works
Today, many global artists produce audio-only versions of their music and albums. While audio-only versions still have their place in the industry, the use of static images will be eventually phased out by motion works. Motion works music production is generally more engaging for consumers with greater access to the internet and digital devices.
Popular music streaming services like Apple and Spotify already support motion works music videos. These streaming platforms will boost artists' creativity and earnings potential.
2. Greater demand for live concerts
The stay-at-home guidelines aimed to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic meant many people could not attend live concerts to connect with their favorite artists. However, as the world adjusts to the pandemic, live concerts will make a massive comeback in 2022.
The appetite for live performances and music concerts will deepen the connection between artists and their fans.
3. Growth in sync licensing
Sync licensing allows artists and producers to earn by synchronizing their music with visual media such as commercials, movies, and video games. Netflix and top gaming franchises will be significant consumers of synch licensing products in 2022.
4. Growth in online music classes
The digitization of the music industry offers plenty of revenue-making opportunities for artists and producers. With more people venturing into music-related careers, professionals in the music industry will have a chance to monetize their craft by tutoring music students online.
Moreover, the improved functionalities of face-time applications like Zoom will continue to make monetization easier for music tutors.
5. The continued dominance of TikTok
TikTok burst through the seams during the lockdown period because it offers an excellent platform for independent artists to showcase their talent and earn in the process. TikTok still offers the best chance for upcoming artists to go viral and gain an international following at no cost. The platform currently boasts over a billion active subscribers and is projected to snowball in the coming years.