5 Predictions for the Music Industry in 2010 (via @mashable)
Nick Crocker of Native Digital has a thought provoking article at Mashable today… I encourage you to check it out.
It seems as though the first era of digital music may have come to an end. Napster died, P2P lived in some black market twilight zone, streaming services on ad-supported revenue were suffocated by unsustainably high licensing fees, and subscription services sputtered along, never quite capturing the imaginations of music fans. 2009 ended in a flurry of acquisitions (LaLa, iLike), launches (Vevo) and shutdowns (iMeem), which dramatically rearranged the digital music landscape. When the dust finally settles, expect digital music to begin anew.
With that in mind, here are my five predictions for music in 2010.