BCM325 is all about the future and I’m eager to continue building Lovers of Live as I explore the future of live music. I will achieve this by regularly posting blog posts to www.loversoflive.com and creating engagement with fans (plus promotional posts) on Instagram.
Whilst imagination is necessary when forecasting the future, solid research will be necessary for my DA – both in the form of academic sources and pop-culture news.
Some academic sources I’m eager to read include:
– Future Cultures: A brief history of VR
– Dead Stars Live – Kenny Forbes
– Music Audiences and Virtual Reality
– Inclusion by live streaming?
Examples of pop-culture news that already complement academic sources I’ll be reading include:
– BTS livestream concert in cinemas
– Splendour XR
– Lil Nas X Roblox concert
– In-game concerts
I’m also eager to do further research on the future of live music in the context of the Anthropocene, as sustainability becomes a focal point of concerts and festivals, with artists such as The 1975 and Harry Styles recognising climate change, and the impact of global tours.
As I explained in the Pitch video, my aim is to forecast the future of live music, whilst keeping it relatable to audiences by using examples (artists, bands) we know and love.
This methodology will enable me to create content about the future of live music effectively.
With previous experience working on Lovers of Live, I’ve set a production timeline that balances my health circumstances, plus other study/life commitments. Weekly blogging was a past goal which I struggled to achieve. I need to be realistic with production planning!
Week 1 – 3: Focus on pitch, posting Instagram stories and engaging with followers
Week 4: Watch BTS livestream, research, publish blog post (approx. 700 words each), post Instagram content (regular stories, approx. 3 Instagram posts)
Week 5: Research, publish blog post, post Instagram content as above
Week 6: Research, post Instagram content that focuses on follower engagement – ask questions, receive feedback
Week 7 – 8: (MID SESSION BREAK) – research, catch up on publishing blog posts, engagement/feedback focus on Instagram (post memes, questions, polls)
Week 9: Research, publish blog post, post regular Instagram content
Week 10: Research, publish blog post, post regular Instagram content AND seek feedback and insight on ABBA hologram tour from friends attending the show in London
Week 11: Research, gain feedback on content published thus far and upcoming ABBA blog, focus more on Instagram engagement and preparing for final blog post
Week 12: Publish ABBA blog post, post complementing Instagram content – first-hand accounts from the tour will be valuable
Week 12: May 27th – Submit DA
**The DA is due May 27th and ABBA’s first tour date is May 27th – therefore, despite submitting my assessment on time, due to the time difference with London I will continue publishing content on Lovers of Live over the final weekend of May to document the historic event that is ABBA Voyage. I’m excited to do this, as I would be doing this for Lovers of Live irrespective of an assessment.
After all, it’s the future of live music!