Special Note: Please note that this scenario is meant to be read as entertainment, not as an accurate prediction of the future. Also note that the viewpoints and opinions that may come across in this scenario are not necessarily the viewpoints and opinions of the author.
In the 2010s, rock music will steadily continue to die out while a newer cleaner generation will take over the music scene. The radio, especially satellite and internet radio will become more popular as music downloads and iPods will be less popular.
People will begin to realize that they rather stream music from the computers and televisions, and listen to music off the radio than download music since faster internet speeds had become cheaper and the price of music downloads are as much as singles. Dance/electronica music will rise and the electronica influence will increase in all genres of music.
Country music will become mainstream while hip-hop music decline. Disney pop will become promiment and many Disney stars will emerge and the older ones will become their own solo acts. The beautiful people in the west coast of Norh America (particularly Los Angeles) will continue to get rich off popular music while losing their jobs in film making and photography. Vancouver, Seattle and Nashville will also incorporate the music industry into their respective economies as a way to diversify their industry.
The Better Entertainment Act of 2018 will squelch popular music forever. However, this draconian law is not observed on the Lunar Protectorate, where the explicit lyrics continue to be uncensored.