My latest article -- “The Case for Optimism in the Music Business” -- was just published in the latest print edition of Billboard magazine (and is now also online).
In it, I lay out the reality of disruption to “traditional” music business models and revenue streams, but also the case for deep optimism about expansion of the overall music industry pie from new “community-based” business models enabled by near-ubiquitous broadband and mobile.
I also identify innovative companies to watch in this new world order -- including Superfly, Rukkus, Qello, Vevo, Concert Window, and StageIt.
If you feel my optimism -- and if you are a believer too -- spread the word. Retweet it. Experiment in it. Innovate in it. Immerse yourself in it.