Category Archives: Trends

Experience the experience or experience documenting

How can we facilitate concertgoers to ‘experience the experience’ instead of trying to ‘document an experience’ they did not really experience.

Jack White has issued a statement through venues proclaiming that cell phones will be banned at all of his upcoming US shows in 2018:

“No photos, video or audio recording devices allowed,” the statement bluntly reads. “We think you’ll enjoy looking up from your gadgets for a little while and experience music and our shared love of it IN PERSON.”

Here is how it works: nobody has to hand in their phones but they’ll have to be locked away in a special pouch while in the venue.

“You keep your pouch-secured phone on you during the show and, if needed, can unlock your phone at any time in a designated Phone Zone located in the lobby or concourse.”

So you can still check in with your babysitter or send off that completely brilliant tweet before you forget it 😉

The pouches and phone zones are from Yondr a service that creates phone-free spaces for artists, educators, organizations, and individuals.



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The Death of the Long Tail? – Music Thinking for your industry

Interesting thoughts about the ‘The Superstar Artist Economy’.

What if this was your industry? Or will be in 5 or 10 years?
What could you learn for your company or brand from these findings?


Music Industry Blog

Long Tail Cover Today MIDiA Consulting is proud to announce the publication of an important new report: The Death of the Long Tail: The Superstar Music Economy.  The report is available free of charge to Music Industry Blog subscribers.  (If you are not yet a subscriber to this blog simply enter your email address in the box on the right hand column of the home page.)

The 21 st century decline in recorded music revenues continues to send shockwaves throughout the music industry and although there are encouraging signs of digital-driven growth, the impact on artists is less straightforward.  Total global artist income from recorded music in 2013 was $2.8 billion, down from $3.8 billion in 2000 but up slightly on 2012.  Meanwhile artists’ share of total income grew from 14% in 2000 to 17% in 2013.  But the story is far from uniform across the artist community.

The Superstar Artist Economy


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How will we live at home in the near future?

There is a new report by PSFK about trends that are directly influencing the future of urban life. Future of Home Living.


This report looks at key trends that are shaping the living experience of tomorrow (most of them are already there today). It describes how design and connected technology are driving adaptive living and an on-demand lifestyle, and making home a place of personal equilibrium.

The report is organized in: 3 macro themes: Adaptive, On-Demand and Equilibrium and key trends, that are more or less in the very near future: 

  1. Reconfigurable Furniture
  2. Resource Furniture
  3. Pop-Out Design
  4. Lightscaping
  5. Responsive Systems
  6. On-Demand
  7. Guided Discovery
  8. Community Outsourcing
  9. Make it Yourself
  10. Entertainment Cloud
  11. Equilibrium
  12. Home Farming
  13. Hushed Interiors
  14. Quantified Lifestyle
  15. Resourceful Design

In a summary presentation all key trends that are directly influencing the future of urban life are presented. Each trend has been brought to life through a mix of products and services, many of which you could purchase and use today.
The 75 page PDF costs $150.