Here is another prediction of industry trends for further discussion:
Melodies are going to make a big comeback.
After a rather long stretch of the emphasis being on sound design, production, percussion, drive, and textures, there is a hunger for great and defining themes.
Memorable tunes are going to quench and satisfy that thirst. That approach will seem new and fresh. The pendulum will be swinging back to strong melodic writing.
Those composers blessed with the gift of nailing great and catchy themes will have a leg up over everyone else.
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