P.J. Bloom, music supervisor: "It's a great time for anybody in the creative business. There's so much content, so many outlets for content, and right now all this content needs music in various forms."

Steve Schnur, worldwide executive of music and marketing, Electronic Arts: "Embrace the fact that between social games, production houses, films, videogames and television, there are a lot of opportunities. You need to be willing to learn how to do each one and to adjust."

Chris Woods, executive VP/COO, TuneSat: "The Internet promotes transparency and accountability for all rights owners-and that's really the future of the music business."

Jumee Park, director of film/TV, Downtown Music Services: "Your career is not just local. It's global, especially with the Internet. If your music is on SoundCloud, Myspace, Facebook, any of that, you have to understand it's the World Wide Web. You can't assume that your career is limited to just right here. It's everywhere."

Amos Newman, agent, William Morris Endeavor: "On the composing side, you're going to see a convergence of more electronic music, more rock, guys that are coming from a nontraditional place sort of combining with more orchestral work."

Peter Cohen, talent producer, Mark Burnett Productions ("The Voice"): "It's hard to predict what's going to be the next trend, so just be original. Going back to my A&R days, if I heard one more thing that sounded like Limp Bizkit, I was going to kill myself. Or if it sounded like Coldplay. And fast-forwarding to 'The Voice,' if one more person came in and sang Adele, we just couldn't take it anymore. So whether you're a composer or a songwriter or producer, just be original. That's what's next."