NEW YORK- The world famous American singer, Taylor Swift’s refusal to the tech giant, Apple for allowing the company to beam her latest album 1989 had created quite a hullabaloo in the media. But a few have recognized the fact that Taylor’s move has not only impacted Apple but the whole world as well.
The 25-year-old entertainer has displayed the extent of power she holds as a singer, a businesswoman, and a cultural force. She has attempted to change the dynamics of entertainment industry.
First, she has challenged the assumptions about streaming music. As she not only stood against Apple but also took back her entire catalogue from Spotify on the issue that it was not remunerating the artists adequately.
This move has sparked a debate on whether the streaming services should provide the new music in return for payment to their users, so as to maximum the remuneration to artists and producers or make it freely accessible. In this way she is shaping how streaming should work.
Second, she is making way for the crossover artists who do not want to remain in a single secluded musical genre. By presenting the album 1989, she herself has displayed the merger of traditional stylings with pop. She states, “I think in the coming decades the idea of genres will become less of a career-defining path and more of an organizational tool.”
Third, she has given a new life to Compact Disk (CD) sales. Those who claim that CD sales are dead should check Swift’s album sales.
And last, but not the least she has stood up for feminism. Expressing resentment over a headline of a piece on Twitter, “Taylor Swift has made a pregnancy announcement”; she tweets in response, “this misleading headline and your choice of words in labeling me are why we need feminism in 2015.”
She says that feminism is “probably the most important movement that you could embrace, because it’s just basically another word for equality.”
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