Tue July 8, 2014
Self-Described Optimist Taylor Swift On The Future Of Music
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
We're going to profile the musician Sia in a moment. But first we have a little music economics courtesy of Taylor Swift. The pop superstar wrote an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal yesterday about the future of the music industry.
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
She's optimistic, despite the industry's tumultuous business landscape. According to Swift, however, the value of an album is based on the amount of heart and soul an artist has bled into a body of work.
INSKEEP: She acknowledges fans are more selective about which albums they actually go out to purchase these days, which is a creative challenge for artists that should motivate them. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.