Tom Silverman is a genius. Or Billboard is run by total idiots.
Maybe both. One does not preclude the other.
2 years later this article in Billboard. Here Billboard reports with (almost) a straight face that Silverman is now predicting a much more pessimistic 5.5 billion dollar business by 2019. While the journalist does address the earlier $100 billion prediction you got to wonder why Billboard would devote this sort of fawning coverage to a guy that was off by 94.5 billion dollars! The only explanation is Tommy Silverman is truly a genius.