Pop mega-star Taylor Swift has topped charts and sold out arenas around the world, so it makes sense she has strong ideas on how to survive in music right now. The singer's turned music journo and written an article for the Wall Street Journal about the future of the industry.
In the piece Taylor talks about, while a lot of people think the industry is 'dying' how she's optimist about the future of music. She explains that artists just need to adapt to a world where people only buy albums they truly love. She compares fans' relationships with music to that of real life romances, explaining there's songs we have flings with, songs we fall in love with and songs that are The One.
The singer also talks about how younger fans need to be constantly surprised and about the power of Twitter and selfies in the industry. (She's not a signed an autograph in years, apparently).
Most interestingly, she touches on the way the industry pushes women to either be 'good girls' or 'sexy' and explains that for as long as the labels exist, she hopes there are people who represent both stereotypes.
'There continues to be a bad girl vs. good girl/clean-cut vs. sexy debate,' she says. 'And for as long as those labels exist, I just hope there will be contenders on both sides. Everyone needs someone to relate to.'
Take a peek through the gallery above to see 10 must-read quotes from the feature...