I THINK WE ARE GOING TO SEE some cooler, smaller niche festivals (3,000 to 5,000 people) gathering for weekenders and I also think we’re going to see more venues that combine different forms of entertainment into one place. More “Brooklyn Bowl” style concepts (bowling, food and music)… They have great food, the bowling is fun and their performance space is great. It seems like it could be corny to combine all three, but it’s not. It works.

John-Christian Urich, Tortured Soul


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.”
Joe Shanahan: “It will be as it always has been for decades: about community.”
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…”