My New Content Curation Article Is Up on Social Media Examiner

I wrote a piece that reviews several important social media content curation tools that went live on Social Media Examiner today. You can check it out here.

If you’ve visited my site from Social Media Examiner, welcome! I hope you poke around and take a look at some of the other content I’ve written about using social media for content curation.

I’ve written about all of the ways that people are curating social media content; why social media curators are not “just filters” (as some ego-driven, threatened museum folks have declared), how to build resonance with new Twitter marketing tactics, and another curation tool that I can highly recommend.

I have some more content coming about the emerging toolset for content curation, so stick around or subscribe via RSS.

Why the Future of Music is Brighter Than Ever

Many hands have been wrung about the future of music. The music industry has seen year over year of increasingly steep declines for a decade. Think about that for a minute: in 2001, the business fell by 3%. In 2002, it fell another 11%. In 2003, it recovered slightly. But the dead cat bounce was confirmed in the subsequent years. The industry has posted double digit declines in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. In 1999, the industry was $14.3 billion. In 2009, it was less than half – $6.3 billion.

Can you hear the clanging death bells? Music will surely die! This fate has been proclaimed everywhere, but, of course, misses the point completely. If we learned nothing else from the housing bust, let us at least remember that more isn’t always better – sometimes it’s just more. Continue reading “Why the Future of Music is Brighter Than Ever”