Comeback for listening - from the rediscovery of a beautiful sense


Audio undoubtedly has the power to transport people into another world. A few words are all it takes to find yourself in ancient Rome, for example, or to be informed auditorily about world political events, or to find yourself in the middle of a crime scene. In addition to a multitude of auditory offerings, the fact that content can be accessed anytime, anywhere, and in almost any situation plays an essential role. Audio streaming formats of all kinds are becoming increasingly popular and gaining reach in terms of how society perceives them. Getting ideas, information, and stories delivered easily while experiencing associations, feelings, and thought-provoking stimuli is all becoming more and more relevant. We can confidently say audio has become the most beautiful sideline medium in the world. We ask ourselves, are podcasts a passing hype, or a sustainable, promising success product? How will we listen to music, podcasts and audio books in the future? Will books be displaced by the market at some point, because the younger generation prefers to listen instead of read? And what trends can we expect? Ingrid Thurnher (ORF), Karin Kessler (Strategy & Content SOM), Tatjana Lukas (Podcastwelt), Klaus Kofler (trend researcher), Will Page (former Spotify), Franziska Singer (Darfs ein bisserl Mord sein), Richard Hemmer (Geschichten aus der Geschichte) and Gabi Hiller (Habe die Ehre) will discuss these issues at Philipp Hansa.