Welcome to the Futuresource newsletter 'The Source', where our experts divulge the highlights captured during their investigative travels around the global technology show circuits. It is bursting with industry hot topics, as well as key trends across the global landscape of consumer electronics, broadcast, digital content, display and education technologies.


Shifting Pro Loudspeaker Market to Grow by $1 Billion by 2021

The professional loudspeaker market, currently valued at $2.6 billion worldwide, is on track to reach $3.6 billion by 2021 despite a number of major market shifts...
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4K UHD Content is Now Abundantly Available, but it's Not Reaching Devices

The UHD device market continues to excel with media streamers, set-top boxes, games consoles and UHD TVs all demonstrating significant growth...
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Futuresource Announces Key Global CE Retail Trends

With Black Friday deals enticing consumers into a flurry of retail activity, Futuresource announced...
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Professional Microphone Market to Grow More Than 50% by 2021

The professional microphone market is expected to surpass 7 million units by 2021, up from 4.6 million in 2016...
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Futuresource Event Highlights & Commentary

Futuresource Consulting hosted its fourth annual Audio Collaborative conference in London recently, where speakers and delegates from the heart of the audio, music and entertainment industries came together to discuss what the future holds across these dynamic and evolving sectors.

This event's reputation has grown year-on-year due to the calibre of speakers, topics and candid conversation and this was exemplified by both the number and internal flavour of the audience, from Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, the UK and the US. The poignant theme, 'A change is gonna come,' was based on the singer songwriter Sam Cooke's hit, encapsulating a time of anticipated change which is certainly the case in the audio entertainment and playback space. Change, disruption and opportunities are happening at an exponential rate and this was truly portrayed by the energised discussions between the speakers and the delegates at the event.

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Professional Audio Service

Loudspeakers & Microphones Reports Available Now

Futuresource has a long heritage of providing global research and consulting services to a range of industry sectors.

Our work in the consumer audio market has highlighted the growing interest in high quality audio and its potential to open new opportunities in the pro audio industry. Through our existing services, particularly in consumer audio and professional displays, Futuresource has been approached a number of times to create a Pro Audio Service.

This is a sector proud of its ability to maintain a friendly atmosphere, but in desperate need of solid metrics and research to help underpin future investment decisions and strategic direction. Very little, if any, solid and independent research exists in this sector with Futuresource uniquely positioned to drive an initiative for and behalf of the vendor community. Futuresource has identified 5 key pro audio product areas to focus on: Loudspeaker, Microphones, Mixing Consoles, Amplifiers and Headphones.

If you are interested in understanding more about our Pro Audio Service, please enquire below.