A journey into the virtual world of unlimited possibilities was always deemed to be nothing more than a mere sci-fi fable. The Metaverse, however, is bridging the gap between our world and the virtual one.
This leaves us with many unanswered questions regarding the influence of the Metaverse on our day-to-day endeavors.
The Music Industry and the Metaverse
As we all know, until recently, the Metaverse was primarily used for digital art and gaming. However, this modern technological innovation has begun to spread its roots to other entertainment areas as well.
Integrating the music industry into a virtual 3D platform such as the Metaverse will undoubtedly affect how music is produced, consumed, and distributed.
Selling music in the form of NFTs is becoming more common among musicians. So much so that we are even seeing music icons such as Snoop Dogg promoting the Metaverse.
According to Water & Music, music sold on OpenSea as NFTs has generated $86 million in 2021 alone. With such staggering numbers, it is clear why everyone is turning their head at this revolutionary technological phenomenon.
How Does This Affect Musicians and the Music Industry?
With how things are going, this tech trend will only continue to grow as the technology evolves. However, this begs the question: How will this affect the music industry around the world?
Networking within the Music Industry
The metaverse has made networking within the music community available to anyone with a computer and an internet connection.
Whether you are a local performer, a high-level artist, or an everyday music enjoyer, the Metaverse allows you to connect with like-minded people anywhere in the world.
It is likely that, in the future, we will be seeing more and more artist collaborations, virtual meet-and-greet events, and music festivals.
In the past, finding individuals with the necessary skills to produce quality music wasn’t always so easy. Sometimes you can’t find the right producer for your band, or a competent mixing engineer to mix your tracks.
Implementing production houses into the metaverse will make high-end music production services easier to access. This is likely to reduce production costs and make production services more affordable to up-and-coming music artists and groups.
Artists can now distribute their music directly to their audience.
The metaverse allows musicians to store their singles, EPs, or albums, as NFTs available for purchase. The consumers can then buy the music, as well as other digital products offered, directly from the artist without the need for a record label.
Giving artists greater control over the distribution and monetization of their music will certainly affect how the music marketplace operates. Also, these benefits are likely to encourage more young musicians to pursue a professional music career.
Having music fans around the world gather in one place to listen to their favorite artist seemed only possible now.
With the Metaverse, however, artists can rent a virtual stage and perform live shows with their entire global following present.
Additionally, interacting with your favorite artist’s avatar inside the Metaverse is a dream come true for many music fans worldwide.
Metaverse Shaping the Music Industry
While it might be too early to tell how the Metaverse will shape the music industry on a grand scale, we can already attest to some of its benefits.
The technology has already drawn the attention of big names such as Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, and Duran Duran. Therefore, it is only reasonable to assume this is just the beginning.
One thing is certain, however. With the rise of the Metaverse, artists worldwide can look forward to countless opportunities in the world of music.