New Age as a scene seems pretty strong in the Yoga and Massage/Spa industry. If there is at all still a "scene", that is one of the strongest contributors.
Many musicians tend to get more minimal and "ambient" in their sound with each successive release. Patrick O'hearn is such an example. The latest albums by Bluetech and Carbon Based Lifeforms are what I would call strictly ambient when in the past their music was downtempo/dub and very rhythmic. Many other new age artists take their music to a more ambient vibe.
I can't think of too many who went in the opposite direction, from a more minimal sound to new age (or even to a more active, melodic sound)- maybe Craig Padilla of late (that sellout
). Is the general trend toward less and, while not enjoying the credit, do most roads eventually lead to ambient?