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Took a break from the forum only to come back to people STILL hating on Ari. 😂 I guess she's doing something right.

 

Btw, stadium sales and streaming numbers aren't mutually exclusive. Maybe not the intention of your rhetoric, but that's the presumption being made in my eyes.  

You don't build a musical legacy by just selling out tours. I don't know about y'all but I didn't go to my first concert till I was in my early 20s because I nor my family couldn't afford it, privilege is nice.

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Do you blame people for not streaming Taylor's last album though? The album was one of her worst, she didn't do a single ounce of press, promo, performances - it was complete radio silence. I know that went with her whole aesthetic but yeah the quality of the album wasn't strong enough to back a release like that. This time around seems like she wants to do a more straight forward pop album and release, no doubt she'll break records on spotify etc.

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2 hours ago, Chaz said:

It's the same reason why I've been saying that Gaga is over. She's been everywhere the last six months or so, and "Shallow" hit #1 on the Hot 100. But guess what? Young people don't care. Her streaming numbers were almost non-existent, and old channels (iTunes, album sales) are what have fueled her success the last several months. She's not reaching the young people, and that's why A Star is Born is her going-away party.

 

Obviously Beyonce and Taylor Swift aren't at that point yet (....yet) but a sure sign that you aren't reaching young people is to look at your streaming numbers. That's almost entirely where young people consume their music - not radio, not iTunes, not the CD sampler at Virgin Records. The paradigm has shifted, and artists from a different generation have got to get on the trolley.

 

Taylor's debut single from reputation did well for a bit, but then what? It's like that album disappeared. 

 

If you have all the young people not listening to your music because you've neglected their platforms, your career will be fucked. Because every year that passes by, that audience becomes the tastemakers in our culture.  

 

Taylor and Beyonce are already selling out stadiums - it will cost them nothing to shift more extensively toward streaming.

Really? Cause I’m pretty sure RFI debuted in the top 5 on bb, and the album went on to sell more than 5 million, with, like someone mentioned, zero promo.  I feel some people are so out of touch with her vision/strategy with rep and think she somehow would call the era a failure. When she wants to be back on top, she will. 

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