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For Taylor Swift, the Future
of Music Is a Love Story

The Wall Street Journal, by Taylor Swift

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Posted By:steveW, 7/8/2014 3:13:07 AM

Before I tell you my thoughts on the matter, you should know that you´re reading the opinion of an enthusiastic optimist: one of the few living souls in the music industry who still believes that the music industry is not dying…it´s just coming alive. There are many (many) people who predict the downfall of music sales and the irrelevancy of the album as an economic entity. I am not one of them. In my opinion, the value of an album is, and will continue to be, based on the amount of heart and soul an artist has bled into a

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Bring on all the pretenders, she´s not afraid.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: varkdriver, 7/8/2014 5:05:37 AM     (No. 9914718)

Several years ago she was the opening act for Tim McGraw. I couldn´t hear her voice; the guys running the sound board had her way down and the music way up. I was puzzled why they did that; I suspect her voice isn´t all that great and auto-tuned in the studio. I know she´s won countless awards, but I´m not that impressed.

That aside, good on her for standing up to the naysayers.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mws50, 7/8/2014 5:14:21 AM     (No. 9914721)

#1 if that was Tim McGraw´s sound engineer, there might have been an overriding reason why her vocals were "subdued".

And her rendition of "Mean" at the Grammies was inspired.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: steveW, 7/8/2014 7:30:18 AM     (No. 9914825)

I think she´s one of the very few real deals, in an industry entirely overrun by fakers.

When the MSM tried to get her, in 2012, to say she was going to vote for Obama like everyone else in the music business, Swift refused to comment. That´s class, and smarts.

"Mine" is a great Taylor song/video, if you need somewhere to start.

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