The Future of Digital (via Business Insider)

This fascinating slide deck was sent over to me by my colleague Marc Krejci (follow him- seriously).

Some very good insights about where we came from and where we appear to be going.  Notable takeaways:  Digital is now 20 years old!, Growth in the US smartphone market is waining, while Asia is exploding, Digital content revenue is through the roof (Glen Beck TV earned over 12 Million in 2011 <throws up in mouth>), Google is outpacing all Newspaper and Ad revenue, Digital will dominate media in a 4 (or 5) screen world.

Some nice quotes in this as well.

"As habits change... the money follows"

"Google is like advertising at a store.  Facebook is like advertising at a party" (ouch)


The State of the Music Industry

Funny (sad) little comic shared with me by one of my buddies in Radio.  Not sure I totally agree with the last slide... there will always be some place for the labels, distributors, and retailers/e-tailers...  but agree things have to and are going to change.