Taylor Swift wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal about the music industry, and the rumors that it is dying. Taylor told readers that she is an optimist, and she believes the music industry will grow – but only under certain circumstances.
In recent years, you’ve probably read the articles about major recording artists who have decided to practically give their music away, for this promotion or that exclusive deal. My hope for the future, not just in the music industry, but in every young girl I meet…is that they all realize their worth and ask for it.
Taylor also added this great point:
Music is art, and art is important and rare. Important, rare things are valuable. Valuable things should be paid for. It’s my opinion that music should not be free, and my prediction is that individual artists and their labels will someday decide what an album’s price point is. I hope they don’t underestimate themselves or undervalue their art.
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