FIVE YEARS FROM NOW I have a feeling that House Music will have made a complete comeback to where it was in the early ’90s, but with even more commercial success. I believe it will be more musical and soulful… musicality on the level of late ’70s Disco, such as the Philadelphia International sound. This will be due to the demand created by people who were yearning for something to move their soul, not just their feet!

Steve “Silk” Hurley, S&S Records


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.”
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…”