Share it

Shell + Live Nation Present Future Forward


Written by LNTV Staff • December 1, 2016

Sponsored by:

In the coming weeks, Shell and Live Nation will be bringing you exclusive content and industry news that highlights exciting innovations in music and tech. We’ll keep you connected to people and events moving the industry forward.

You can expect to see news and content providing insight into the questions and topics shaping the music industry today and tomorrow. How is music streaming going to change in the coming years? What are the secret algorithms behind your super-personalized playlists? What will concerts look like in virtual reality? What’s the potential of wearable tech to add to the live experience? Which startups should you be watching to make waves in this space?

We’ll also be taking a look at what innovations and technologies are moving the industry forward. Alongside Shell’s #makethefuture initiative, which explores how we can bring more and cleaner energy to the world, we’ll be looking at some of the most exciting innovations in energy, technology and music. Things like the non-profits making a difference at big festivals, bands championing environmental initiatives, and technology that has the potential to change the way both fans and bands experience a tour.

We’ll explore all these topics and more.

A few weeks ago we premiered Shell’s “Best Day of My Life" music video, featuring six internationally renowned musicians and seven eco-friendly innovations. Now we want to bring you even more artists, more news and insights, and more ways YOU can get involved. As part of the Shell and Live Nation collaboration, we bring you Future Forward (FFWD): from crowdfunding to culture disruptors, from live event innovations to the latest in music streaming at home, from how you transport yourself to shows to what’s powering stages—we’re committed to bringing the future - forward.

Explore More From Shell FFWD

The Power of Questions
Live Events Go Green
Smart Earplugs? Yes, Smart Earplugs
Can Live Streaming Pay Off?
Get interactive with Jennifer Hudson, Steve Aoki and more!
Remix your own “Best Day of My Life”
Get interactive with Jennifer Hudson, Steve Aoki and more!
What are other musicians doing today in order to promote a clean, sustainable environment?
Artists Supporting Sustainability
What are other musicians doing today in order to promote a clean, sustainable environment?
Lights, DJ, Action!
Music Apps—From Bizarre to VR
Twitter Moments Go Mobile
The innovative #makethefuture campaign from Shell brings gravity-powered light to Kenya
Sometimes, Great Ideas Do Fall From the Sky
The innovative #makethefuture campaign from Shell brings gravity-powered light to Kenya
Now Playing: The Soundtrack of Your Life
Music & Environment: A Community-by-Community Initiative
Musical Instruments of the Future
The Nigerian singer talks innovation, collaboration – and why the Shell #makethefuture initiative is so close to her heart
Yemi Alade: ‘I’m pleased to be part of the energy train’
The Nigerian singer talks innovation, collaboration – and why the Shell #makethefuture initiative is so close to her heart
New remix app relieves royalty-related worries
Mix It Up With 8Stem
New remix app relieves royalty-related worries
Artists innovate ways to get fans involved
From Singing Along to Lighting Up: Audience Tech Gets Interactive
Artists innovate ways to get fans involved
Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson and Brazilian superstar Luan Santana have teamed up with Shell to #makethefuture by championing groundbreaking energy innovators and initiatives that will help provide cleaner and more sustainable energy.
6 Artists Join Shell in an Energetic Collaboration
Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson and Brazilian superstar Luan Santana have teamed up with Shell to #makethefuture by championing groundbreaking energy innovators and initiatives that will help provide cleaner and more sustainable energy.
Get the rundown from phonographs to smartphones
Innovations That Changed Music
Get the rundown from phonographs to smartphones
Music and Art Connect via Kinect
Learning from the Best with Masterclass
Groupmuse: Uber for Live Music?
The musician, working with #makethefuture, helps spark interest in renewable energy via the world’s most popular sport
Akon and Shell Light Up Lagos
The musician, working with #makethefuture, helps spark interest in renewable energy via the world’s most popular sport
Nano What? Printed Electronics Are Here
Green Day Gets Greener—with Coffee
Music Meets Innovation in Rio’s Santa Marta community
Rio Gets Lit, Sustainably
Music Meets Innovation in Rio’s Santa Marta community
If you already know and love Shazam, you’re about to love it even more
Songkick + Shazam: Like a Song? See the Show!
If you already know and love Shazam, you’re about to love it even more
The historic music studio is making its place in the future
Abbey Road Red: Fueling the Future of Music Production
The historic music studio is making its place in the future
Entrepreneurs find inspiration in unlikely places
Six Energy Innovations That Will Help #Makethefuture
Entrepreneurs find inspiration in unlikely places
Here One: Recognized as one of Time Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2015
Bionic Earbuds of the Future?
Here One: Recognized as one of Time Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2015
Does high-definition audio really matter? That depends on you.
HD Audio: Is the Best Yet to Come?
Does high-definition audio really matter? That depends on you.
Get acquainted with FestEvo!
New App Enhances Festival Fun
Get acquainted with FestEvo!
Secrets behind Daft Punk, Katy Perry and Beyoncé costumes revealed
Tour Wardrobe Taps Tech
Secrets behind Daft Punk, Katy Perry and Beyoncé costumes revealed
Sasquatch, Treasure Island and Outside Lands are doing it...
Festivals Are Going Green
Sasquatch, Treasure Island and Outside Lands are doing it...
Never miss a live stream from your favorite artists
Heads Up! Facebook Live Gets Predictable
Never miss a live stream from your favorite artists
Phone-blocking gadgets could change the concert experience
Thumbs Up for Phones Down?
Phone-blocking gadgets could change the concert experience
What AI Evolution Means for Machine Music
Future, Meet DJ-Bot 3000!
What AI Evolution Means for Machine Music
GitHub Turns Traffic Into Tunes
Berklee College encourages students to make positive impact
Teaching Music Gets Greener
Berklee College encourages students to make positive impact
RFID—Your New Favorite Band?
Wearable audio technology could change the way we experience music.
Coming Soon: Body-Rocking Beats
Wearable audio technology could change the way we experience music.
Coming to a Stage Near You
Holo-Tech, The Next Generation
Coming to a Stage Near You
The recording artist and his wife Kim will receive an award for their work promoting sustainability
Jack Johnson Recognized for Being Green
The recording artist and his wife Kim will receive an award for their work promoting sustainability
Music recommendations are reaching a new level—here's how.
Music Apps That Think! (Or Very Close To It)
Music recommendations are reaching a new level—here's how.
Amazon Music Unlimited is set to rival any of the best out there.
Amazon's Music Service Ups the Ante (With Discounts!)
Amazon Music Unlimited is set to rival any of the best out there.
Imagine: watching any artist on VR, at any concert, at any time.
VR Concerts Coming Soon…Finally!
Imagine: watching any artist on VR, at any concert, at any time.
Here's how tech can help artists in the business!
Hey, Mr. DJ: Do You Take Cryptocurrency?
Here's how tech can help artists in the business!
Six stars. Seven clean energy initiatives. It's time to #makethefuture brighter.
Jennifer Hudson, Steve Aoki, Pixie Lott, and More Team Up with Shell to Cover “Best Day of My Life”
Six stars. Seven clean energy initiatives. It's time to #makethefuture brighter.
She and Jimmy Fallon push technology to the limits.
Ariana Grande Made a Music Video Using Only Snapchat Filters
She and Jimmy Fallon push technology to the limits.
We hopped a bus to Chance's extra special Chicago event.
Take a Look Inside Chance the Rapper's Magnificent Coloring World Event
We hopped a bus to Chance's extra special Chicago event.
Music. Energy. Innovation.
#makethefuture with Shell, Jennifer Hudson, Steve Aoki + More
Music. Energy. Innovation.