I did a brief sweep of the Forums, and in my opinion, didn't find anything too similar to this. However, I'm fine with having this moved or locked if moderators find it too similar to anything else. Essentially, this thread could be a discussion about how music is changing, and speculation as to what the future will bring. I'm not particularly limiting this to any aspect or genre of music in particular, but naturally, as this is a pop music Forum, it will mostly relate to that. To start things off: 1) How will music develop over the next few years? Will certain genres become more popular than others? Will there be a fall to the ever-rising trend of electro/dance-pop hits that have been near inescapable for the past 2 or 3 years? 2) Will female solo artists continue to dominate popular music? What about male popstars? Will there be a return in the world-conquering boy/girlbands that were so quintessentially 90s? 3) A question that actually influenced the naming of this thread - how will the current roster of singers fare as they get older? Do popstars need to mature their sound as they get older, or do singers like Jennifer Lopez and Madonna disprove this? Is there an 'age-limit' on popstars? Is it embarrassing for older singers to desperately try and compete with their peers who are half their age, yet have a similar sound/look? 4) Will the trend of reigning, omnipotent producers (who seem to have a shelf life of a matter of years) continue? Will the general public become sick of constantly hearing the same 'sound' in the charts? And how will popstars react to this - a greater mix of producers? More unknown names? Will underdog producers make a break through? Or will we continue to see the likes of big producers who essentially consume, and sculpt the whole shape, sound and direction of albums - à la Dr. Luke and Max Martin on 'Femme Fatale'. And finally, 5) Will the U.S.A. continue to dominate pop music worldwide? Could something akin to the 'British Invasion' occur again, although from singers/groups not necessarily from the U.K? Haha, I realise that this is quite a lot of food for thought - just some things that I've been thinking about recently!