Taylor Swift in Wall Street Journal: I'm Very Optimistic About the Music Industry!
She’s got a killer figure and she’s not afraid to show it- Taylor Swift stepped out in New York City yesterday (July 7) looking superfine.
Sporting a matching printed crop top/skirt combo, the “I Knew You Were Trouble” singer was in good spirits following her fabulous Fourth of July weekend festivities with gal pals like Jaime King, Emma Stone and Lena Dunham.
Meanwhile, Taylor published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on Monday regarding the state of the music business.
She wrote, "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… Fans are buying only the [albums] that hit them like an arrow through the heart or have made them feel strong or allowed them to feel like they really aren't alone in feeling so alone."
"There are always going to be those artists who break through on an emotional level and end up in people's lives forever. The way I see it, fans view music the way they view their relationships. Some music is just for fun, a passing fling (the ones they dance to at clubs and parties for a month while the song is a huge radio hit, that they will soon forget they ever danced to). Some songs and albums represent seasons of our lives, like relationships that we hold dear in our memories but had their time and place in the past."
Swift continued, "However, some artists will be like finding 'the one.’ We will cherish every album they put out until they retire and we will play their music for our children and grandchildren. As an artist, this is the dream bond we hope to establish with our fans. I think the future still holds the possibility for this kind of bond, the one my father has with the Beach Boys and the one my mother has with Carly Simon."