FastForward To 2017: Chris Carey On What Awaits The Music Industry In The New Year

TThe big music industry conferences are where the bosses go, frequently leaving the junior staff in the offices. FastForward flips that upside down. The new annual event, which has created a lot of buzz in 2016, is aimed at under 35s in the music industry.

Chris Carey

Chris Carey

This week’s WeSpin Recipes guest is the FastForward founder, Chris Carey, a music economist having worked with the likes of Universal Music, EMI Music, and PRS. He also runs a boutique research company called Media Insight Consulting, and made it to Music Week’s 30 under 30 in 2014.

On this show, Chris’ shared the highlights of the first edition of the conference, and named the music industry developments to watch in 2017. We talked about big data (and how asking the right questions may be more important than the data itself), streaming, finding inspiration in the gaming market, blockchain, and more.

Listen to the conversation to hear Chris’ insights, and a candid answer to the question “Who is FastForward for?”

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