We have been teasing you about it for a while, and now a formal announcement: For almost eight years, we’ve provided you with news and insight into companies’ efforts to develop multiple revenue streams in digital media, entertainment and information. The momentum for change is growing as the topic of paid content has come full circle in those eight years. Now, as the industry is getting squeezed from all sides, the debate around business models for digital content has become much more urgent. On Feb 19, we will bring this debate to you live with our first namesake conference, paidContent 2010: Discussing the Economics of Content.
Join us for the day at The TimesCenter in New York City, where we will bring together the key stakeholders in the industry for a forward-looking discussion of the major issues and opportunities facing us. paidContent 2010 will stay away from the religious arguments that often arise when discussing the topic of paid content, focusing instead on business strategies and models that are working across news, information and entertainment, the people behind them, and the cross-platform approach to developing these diverse revenue streams.
With a stellar roster of industry insiders, we’ll look at music, TV and movie downloads, subscription streaming, a la carte payments, micropayments, subscriptions, donation models, subsidy models, mobile payments, premium mobile apps — and much more.