I DO NOT HAVE A CRYSTAL BALL, it is more like a mirror ball. I feel it will be as it always has been for decades: about community and the support that community gives to the music. It does and continues to feel like “Act local but think global” for DJs/artists/collectives and all the clubs following suit. Chicago looks at Berlin, and conversely Berlin looks at Chicago – the sharing of the musical ideas is what continues to give us a map into the ears and those shared musical experiences.

The future looks bright…

Joe Shanahan, Metro/Smart Bar

 

What The Future Looks Like: 12 predictions by 12 industry insiders on the future of dance music

Joey Negro: “Writing a decent song is still pretty hard, despite all the new tech we’ve been given.”
Terry Hunter: “In three years we will have a drastic shift in music as we know it.”
John-Christian Urich: “It seems like it could be corny, but it’s not. It works.”
Mark Farina: “Good music will still be good music and bad will still be bad.”
Roy Davis, Jr.: “Streaming avenues will become a major source of income for most artists, if done correctly.”
Mark de Clive-Lowe: “We can’t be more than a few years away… from the average consumer not owning any music at all.”
Rees Urban: “Things will come full circle back to the underground mentality sooner than later…”