Will 2020 change the music landscape?

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Although similar topic to the Armin one, I think this deserves a separate discussion.
How will pandemic affect the producers?
As their income (which was as far as I understand is heavily related to performing in big festivals and clubs) drops, will those who are not on top of food chain actually have to get regular jobs and quit producing?
Will the type of music change to cater more home-listeners?
Will the style of music that is popular also chance, as there is really no market for big-room bangers anymore?
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It deserves one, for sure.

I doubt getting a regular job is easy in this situation as well. Also depends on how much they are qualified; I think it'd be safe to assume most of them haven't finished college. So I think they will try to shift their focus on their online presence and online sales - mostly shows/podcasts/sets, sample libraries, tutorials etc.

Top dogs should have amassed some money by now, but even then, after the pandemic ends, there will surely be an economic crisis, which will reflect on the organization and attendance of festivals overall. The entertainment industry is gonna be hit hard, if it does not shift its focus on something else.

As far as music goes, maybe this gives us some more "headphone-oriented" music, something to listen to in your room, rather than bland bangers. We still have more than a year until a vaccine arrives, and a couple of months until everyone gets vaccinated. Maybe this is the time for some new names to show up, maybe the top dogs start creating more, and better, now that they are isolated.
 
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Surely with all the downtime from festivals and events the producers will be spending way more time in the studio. I think we will see a huge amount of albums in 2020 and 2021 and hopefully an increase in quality too as producers will be less fatigued from the tour lifestyle.
 

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There is always room for bangers, regardless of which era you're in. That's what sells, and that's what people generally want. In the past 4 months we've seen a few commercially successful "banger" releases in other genres, like Joyner Lucas' ADHD and Blackpink's How You Like That.

I'm a bit less optimistic on producers making more headphone-friendly, intellectual music. Based on the 2008 recession and the music that came after it (Gaga, Beyonce, LMFAO, Guetta) I think we'll see producers either quitting or racing to the top of the food chain, so we'll get a lot more bangers.
 
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