What do Esports and the Music Industry have in common? Well, quite a bit more than most would think. Firstly, they are both always looking to push boundaries and try new things. They are both no stranger to seeing phenomenal growth especially when new technologies are being released. However, one of the biggest similarities I can think of is the fact that they both bring enjoyment to people and as Esports grows, they are both easily accessible almost anywhere in the world! Whether you are an avid PC Gamer, Tech Enthusiast or Audiophile it should be easy to see why Esports and the Music Industry could be a good fit for each other.
There are quite a few ways that the pair can benefit from each other. The main thing that comes to mind is Esports events and all the downtime where teams are not playing. As most people enjoy some form of music, this could be a great way to help pass the time and be used as a distraction. A lot of PC Gamers even listen to music while they play games casually. Heck, I am listening to music now while writing this article on Esports and the Music Industry. Imagine being able to open up an APP like Spotify and being able to click on your favourite Esports team or player’s name and get a playlist of their favourite music. I mean, how cool would that be?
Do you know what else is also cool? Being able to get free sports picks and betting predictions with ease. As with everything, the more easily available information is, the more informed decisions we can make. Whether it be, Esports, the Music Industry or sports betting, having information at our fingertips on a daily basis is a must! Have you ever bet on sports or Esports? While many people haven’t, yet, it is getting easier to do so with all the advances currently happening within the technology sector.
There are several ways the two could team up and offer users an even more amazing experience. Here are some of the ideas we would love to see.
- Playlists based on game or genre choices – Imagine loading up your favourite game and having a suitable playlist ready for you, no need to think about what you want to listen to, just have it autoplay based on the game you’re playing.
- Intro music for Esports teams – Yes, just like how your favourite wrestler has a theme song, imagine your favourite Esports Team had one as well! Now imagine you could get a Playlist made of all the Esports Teams theme songs!
- Sponsoring professional tournaments – Imagine going to the Fortnite World Cup and hearing some amazing music and then seeing a booth offering an easy way to get that music on your device. Or, they could simply pass out business cards with QR codes links to the playlist on Spotify or YouTube, the possibilities are endless!
- Tournaments/Concerts – Right, just hear me out! Imagine you can’t wait to go see your favourite artist play a concert. Now, imagine it doesn’t start until the night but you have already travelled to the local area and have nothing to do. Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was an Esports tournament to go watch for a few hours somewhere in the same venue? I mean, that would be a great way to kill two birds with one stone and I am sure the venue would benefit from this as well.
As we can see, there are several ways Esports and the Music Industry could both benefit from more partnerships. At the end of the day, it would be the fans that would win from the pair linking up a bit more. I have never met anyone that didn’t like some form of music and as mentioned, a lot of gamers are always listening to music. With both gaming and music being so easily available, it only makes sense to link the two together. I mean, even some games like Need for Speed and Grand Theft Auto offer some amazing soundtracks and even have in-game radio stations you can switch between.
It will be interesting to see if the Music Industry can become more involved in the Esports scene. Esports is growing at an amazing rate and the opportunities within it are everywhere. I mean, even the Cryptocurrency industry is linking up with Esports teams and arenas so just imagine what the Music Industry could offer if they also got onboard with Esports as a whole. While there is no telling what the future holds, there is no denying that things are looking good for everyone and the time is now!
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