Published: January 26, 2010
Publisher’s Note: This week, while I am in New York speaking on the subject of Digital Media Business Models, we are lucky enough to have detailed views on the subject from two of our global members: Mika Salmi and Pierre Bellanger, both amazing entrepreneurs in the digital age. (Their bios follow their respective essays.) All I need say here is that, after reading years of general puff on how confused things are in the digital content world, I believe they have each created views on the future of digital media that are clear and, I think, correct. Those views are reprinted here, with their permission.
While Mika’s piece is typically short (he was, after all, the founder of AtomFilms, now Atom Entertainment), he gets directly to the point. And Pierre, in his longer piece, displays a knowledge of spectrum physics and policy linked to media ownership which is rare and valuable. By reading this full double feature, you will “get” the future of digital media.