An Overlook Into the Entertainment Industry in the Last Year

Liz Valls

JUN. 7, 2021

Concerts were postponed, movie release dates were uncertain, and some unexpected collaborations in music were seen. All of these changes were obvious and affected some of us as well. The entertainment industry had a very uncertain year.

Concerts were postponed, movie release dates were uncertain, and some unexpected collaborations in music were seen. All of these changes were obvious and affected some of us as well. The entertainment industry had a very uncertain year.

Movie theatres were a part of public closures for most of the year 2020. No more eating popcorn and laughing with friends and family in the cinema. With this outcome, many new movies were released straight onto streaming platforms such as Netflix and HBOmax. This was doing well for both the streaming services and production teams. More and more people were buying subscriptions as they realized how easy it is to watch new and old films in the comfort of their homes. Now movie theatres are opening back up, but it's uncertain how much longer they will last due to the boom in streaming services. Revenue from online video subscriptions grew by 35% in 2020, totaling $24.7 billion.

Many television programs and movies were either stopped or postponed due to the closure of many sets and studios closing temporarily. In 2020 there were 493 known scripts, which is way fewer than the amount in 2019 which was 532. A lot of these shows were pushed to premier the next year instead, in hopes of everything going back to normal.

Live music has stopped for a whole year. That’s right, I guarantee it's been over a year since your last time at a concert. Many people are still holding onto their tickets in hopes of performers actually going through with their rescheduled tours. I know I am. Although there are high hopes, many people still don’t feel comfortable gathering in big crowds, which is understandable.

Being stuck in the house during lockdown was hard for many, but some musicians helped us out. Whether it was a whole album or a collaboration between two well-known people, there were some upsides in this dark time. The pop industry was releasing hits all year long. Taylor Swift released not one but two full albums, and recently released “Taylor’s Version.” Beyonce and Megan Thee Stallion collaborated and released Savage remix, which later blew up on TikTok. Chromatica by Lady Gaga was released in late May of last year, and she also collaborated with Oreos.

After suffering through a difficult year, many things are starting to return to normal. Soon we will see each other at concerts, go to the movie theatres, and much more.