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dc.contributor.authorTolmie, Diana
dc.description.abstractThe population of Australian musicians largely live portfolio careers involving music and non-music contract and DIY employment. And, as we know, negotiating a career in music can be pretty challenging for a variety of reasons. Therefore, it is no surprise that the question ‘What will our lives be like in the future?’ is common when considering our professional sustainability. When foreseeing musicians’ livelihoods as far in the future as 2050, one first needs to reflect on what life for the general population will look like. A quick internet search suggests a plethora of Orwellian predictions: our boss will most likely be a robot; we will be able to marry a robot; the next Uber you catch will be able to fly; drones will function as taxis, reporters and couriers; global warming will be impossible to avoid with flooding coastal regions; and there will be 40 million Australians alone in a world of at least double today’s population. It is easy to become overwhelmed with the doom and gloom predictions of the future, but this information is better digested with evidence of how this information arose, the foundations from which it was built, and how to discern what is worthy to believe. Dr Stefan Hajkowicz has led the CSIRO Data61 Insight Team to develop seven megatrends (see Global megatrends: Seven patterns of change shaping our future, 2015) that identify the impact of environment, economic, and social events that will occur in future decades. These rigorously developed trends have been refined and developed since their first publication, but inherently have maintained their point. Therefore, I use these to support my following predictions and subsequent questions for the musicians of 2050. Suggested preparations for the future will be relevant to those who identify as emerging and established musicians.
dc.publisherCutCommon Magazine
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPerforming Arts and Creative Writing
dc.titleWhat will the lives and careers of musicians look like by 2050?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC2 - Articles (Other)
dcterms.bibliographicCitationTolmie, D, What will the lives and careers of musicians look like by 2050?, CutCommon, 2019
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gro.griffith.authorTolmie, Diana M.

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