Future and Emerging Music Technologies – FEMT

Future and Emerging Music Technologies is the study or the use of any device, mechanism, machine or tool by a musician or composer to make or perform music; to compose, notate, play back or record songs or pieces; or to analyze or edit music.

Whether we’re at work, home, or somewhere in between, melodies are with us – especially given the latest advances in music technology. From the productivity-boosting playlists we listen to during our workday and the stress-relieving tunes we stream on our commutes to the feel-good songs playing in stores and restaurants, the pervasiveness of music tech creates a soundtrack for our lives.

Technology’s pace of change also ensures that composing, playing, and delivering music is changing as quickly as the beat on a dance track. With that in mind, here are five major developments in music tech sure to change the way we listen – and what we tune in to.

  1. AI – Artificial Intelligence Composers
  2. Holographic Artists
  3. Streamlined Streaming Services
  4. Slicker Speakers
  5. VR – Virtual Reality Music
  6. AR – Augmented Reality Music