My next prediction of industry trends for us to discuss in more detail is how the shift to recording scores international that has taken place already is only going to grow even more in that direction.

Los Angeles used to be the media music recording Capitol of the world. The amount of AFM recording has plummeted over the last several years. I foresee that trend continuing and to a larger degree.

Especially as orchestras around the world get better experienced in media recording. Playing to picture has become a run-of-the-mill experience for so many international musicians.

The costs of orchestral recording is going to drop dramatically as the supply of qualified musicians increases in places with much lower wages.

Other costs like music prep and music editing are going to be done much more cheaply in the future.

What are your thoughts?