Workshop on Music Industry Trends with Shawn Reynaldo

Date: May 21st, 2024

Facilitator: Shawn Reynaldo

Topic: Music Industry Trends

The EM GUIDE project hosts 14 internal workshops. These workshops are meant to help the project staff, and occasionally other contributors of the network, to acquire, improve, and exchange skills and knowledge relevant to the participating magazines and/or the network itself.

The Music Industry Trends workshop, moderated by Shawn Reynaldo, explored recent shifts in the music industry with a special focus on music journalism. Reynaldo provided insights into significant transformations in the field of music journalism due to various factors such as medialization, changes in online communication, evolving trends in music production and consumption, the influence of new generations.

About Shawn Reynaldo:

Shawn Reynaldo is a Barcelona-based writer and editor who specializes in electronic music. A Bay Area native who first found his way into the rave scene during the late '90s, he's spent decades immersed in independent music culture, logging countless hours running labels, throwing parties, and hosting radio shows. However, it's his work as a music journalist that has made him one of electronic music's most prominent voices. Author of the First Floor newsletter, Shawn was formerly an editor at Red Bull Music Academy and XLR8R and has also contributed to such publications as Pitchfork, NPR, SPIN, Resident Advisor, DJ Mag, Bandcamp Daily, and Beatportal. His first book, First Floor Vol. 1: Reflections on Electronic Music Culture, was released in 2023 via Velocity Press.


The cover picture is a still from The Simpsons (series) season 13, episode 13.