ManageMental Episode 97: Revisiting Our Predictions for 2018

This week, Blasko & Mike recap Episode 49: 10 Predictions for 2018.

1. Traditional record sales will continue to decrease. 
2. Apple will begin to shut down the iTunes music store with an estimated final closure date of Jan 2019. 
3. Spotify will go public.
4. VR technology will not replace the live experience.
5. Cryptocurrency will not become an overly accepted form of payment for anything music related.
6. Print on demand services will become more of a necessity.
7. More independent artists will cross over to the mainstream.
8. Streaming only record labels will begin to sign and break bands.
9. Festival attendance will level off or decrease.
10. If we are looking for different results we will need to implement different strategies.