Taylor Swift Is Wrong About Not Signing Autographs

Swift signing an autograph during the 2010 CMA Music Festival in Nashville Photograph by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

Taylor Swift has written an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal about the future of the music industry. She claims that reports on the death of the album are greatly exaggerated. Sure, people purchase fewer of them, but they want to own music from their favorite artists, even if they spend a lot of time listening to forgettable dance tunes on streaming services. Swift does say that one common physical artifact of the music industry is doomed: the autograph. Does she have this backwards?

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