We’re back with a Part 2 of our talk with award-winning journalist Cherie Hu, who has been covering the intersection of music, technology and business for over five years. In this section, we get her hot takes on recent headlines involving the geopolitical TikTok debate, virtual singing competitions, and of course, Kanye West. We also visit Cherie’s well-informed crystal ball, and hear some of her predictions over the next few years on Kobalt Music, audio on Amazon and Audible, and songwriting artificial intelligence. Finally, we get into how Cherie has grown her 8K-member newsletter Water & Music and 600+-member Patreon community to support her ability to provide independent insights and cultivate a like-minded community of innovators. Towards the end, you’ll hear a question from one of our newer writers, Michelle Yuen, whose work you can find on our blog at blog.chartmetric.com.
In Part 1 of our conversation with music tech soothsayer Cherie Hu, we go down two futuristic rabbit holes, including what streaming technology will look like in 2040 and what role "fake" artists have in the future of the music business. Plus, we dive into the future impact of gaming and film on music.