July 8, 2014

"There are a few things I have witnessed becoming obsolete in the past few years, the first being autographs."

"I haven't been asked for an autograph since the invention of the iPhone with a front-facing camera. The only memento 'kids these days' want is a selfie...."

From the Wall Street Journal piece on the future of the music industry by pop star Taylor Swift.

Also: "In the YouTube generation we live in, I walked out onstage every night of my stadium tour last year knowing almost every fan had already seen the show online."

And: "There continues to be a bad girl vs. good girl/clean-cut vs. sexy debate, and for as long as those labels exist, I just hope there will be contenders on both sides. Everyone needs someone to relate to."

2 comments:

EDH said...

Unlike autographs, selfies with celebrities are self-authenticating.

"The way I see it, fans view music the way they view their relationships."

Imagine the increase in music sales if fans viewed music in the capricious manner Swift views relationships.

Darrell said...

Taylor Swift was just dating guys in her early twenties. Did you expect her to marry each of them? Even regular people sometimes date someone once or twice and move along. That's what dating is about, isn't it?