It’s personal: the rise of music streaming and re-emergence of vinyl
One of the biggest audio developments over the last few decades has undoubtedly been the seismic shift from physical to digital. It began in the 1980s, when the CD slowly began to take up valuable real estate on store shelves. By the 90s, CDs were the standard format, but their reign wouldn’t last forever.
Audio Collaborative 2023 to tackle the big issues as the event’s key topics are revealed
Futuresource Consulting has revealed the topics of focus for Audio Collaborative 2023, the tenth official gathering of the firm’s annual event. Taking place on the 9th of November at London Soho’s Ham Yard Hotel, Audio Collaborative will unite the far reaches of the audio industry to discuss the issues and opportunities gripping the landscape.
Understanding the audio consumer: In conversation with Leon Morris
The audio world is as fast-growing as it is diverse. It’s a part of everything we do, and its use-cases are only expanding. “These are some of the qualities that sparked Audio Tech Lifestyles,” says Leon Morris, Associate Director of B2C Sales at Futuresource Consulting. “Audio is a twenty-four-hour opportunity. We listen to podcasts on the move, music at home, radio in the car, and increasingly, audiobooks at night.”
Granular insight into the world of consumer audio, as seen at Audio Collaborative
As if audio wasn’t already pervasive, consumer interest continues to climb. As listening devices diversify and streaming services introduce new personalised features, demand shows no sign of waning. Futuresource research shows that globally, the retail value of the consumer audio market will grow by 11% year on year from 2021.