Swiftie speaks out on the future of music

Say what you will about Taylor Swift, but she’s one smart cookie.
I’m not a huge fan of her music but I do appreciate what she’s accomplished at her young age and how she maintains control of her own career.
She wrote a very interesting article for the Wall Street Journal about the future of the music industry.

Here are my favourite parts.








Full article.

How about you guys, what do you think??

Do you think David ever thinks about these things? Should he?

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18 Responses to Swiftie speaks out on the future of music

  1. archugeezer says:

    Thanks–a very impressive article, filled with many interesting insights and the wisdom that comes from experience.

    I have no idea how or exactly what David will do, nor when he will be satisfied enough to share it; but I do see increased confidence and a maturity that makes me think he would agree with most of what Taylor Swift has written.

    And then there was this: “There are always going to be those artists who break through on an emotional level and end up in people’s lives forever.”

  2. Edvcroz Zed says:

    TS is absolutely right, she’s very smart lady. Definitely, DA must think about this, he has to go out of his comfort zone and take the risk, while maintaining his own self..

  3. dh says:

    Isn’t it interesting that TS wrote for the WSJ, and not, say, People, or some entertainment-oriented rag? Definitely has a head for business. And loyal fans – TS sells tons of CD’s and downloads, regardless of what the rest of the market is doing.

  4. RAY says:


    • marin says:

      I agree, Ray! The part where she talks about bringing in special guests to help make each show unique for the youtube generation — David does that with his singing alone, putting something new into each performance so you have to watch every single one!

  5. TOfan says:

    MUST READ!!!!


    The whole thing is really good but esp. loved this:

    “American Idol Finalist, and one of the world’s most beloved young singers, David Archuleta, is on this trip. Actually, we may have been upgraded to First Class at the airport because David is with us! You would have thought the Pope was out for lunch in Rome walking through the Salt Lake Airport with David. I kept pushing people away, shouting, “Just let the boy sing, give him space to breathe and catch the next note!” I think I’ll be his bodyguard on this trip since he’s so shy, kind, and fits in my carry on.” 🙂

    and this:

    “Our goal is to flood these wonderful Troops with joy, perspective, love, happiness, memories, gratitude for life and a willingness to hold on for one more day.

    “Our message is sobering and painful: Suicide Prevention. The leading cause of death of our servicemen and women is taking their own lives. And we will give them An Evening of Music, Comedy and Motivational Theater in hopes that we can remind them they have a reason to live now and later upon their safe return home.”


    • Grammyj says:

      Yes, I absolutely loved Jason’s blog. I will definitely keep them all in my prayers. This will certainly be a life changing experience for this group. The blog was so very touching with some humor too. I’d love to see that whole show. Hope we get some vids.

    • Loved Jason’s Vlog!! Same favorite parts! Hoping he’ll Blog during the whole trip!!
      Happy too that Dean is with David!!

      • marin says:

        I hope he blogs for the whole trip too! And videos, yes!!! I did not know that statistic about servicemen & women and suicide. Tragic.

    • tawna21 says:

      Oh My!!! I think I love Jason Hewlett!! These words are beautiful! Please! let there be videos!!

      • amb4da says:

        Hear, hear! Beautifully written blog by Jason. Loved the humor about David. 🙂
        Yes, please let there be videos! …and safe travels too.

  6. peppertara says:

    I loved Jason’s Vlog too, so inspiring and moving….and he is pretty hilarious too! What a memorable and moving experience it will be for all of them. May they all stay safe on their journeys. David’s performances will be wonderful. Tears and laughter and inspiration. Sounds like a great group on this trip. Nice that Dean will accompany him.
    Oh my goodness, would love videos. Singing all those inspiring songs and “Bring Him Home”? can only hope there is some videos.
    I find it interesting too, that TS wrote for the WSJ. Quite an interesting read. David probably thinks about a lot of things, including his career and the music industry.
    This stuck out for me too “There are always going to be those artists who break through on an emotional level and end up in people’s lives forever.” Think D has already done that. 🙂

    • amb4da says:

      “There are always going to be those artists who break through on an emotional level and end up in people’s lives forever.” I thought the same thing, pepper. And for me it happened in an instant, when Shop Around knocked me off my feet…
      sealed the deal — I would need to hear that Voice sing, for life!

      All I keep thinking of is David the adventurer! …with such a big mission in his heart about who he wants to be with his music, what he wants to do….I feel it will continue to grow and blossom according to the strong dictates of his own heart, no matter what goes on around him. And good on him. I’m here…just waiting to see.

  7. TOfan says:

    “David the adventurer” … for sure, amb4da! 🙂

    This update from Dean Kaelin’s FB page:
    Yesterday:I am currently on a plane from Salt Lake to Atlanta. From there I will fly to Amsterdam, then on to the middle east. We will do something like 15 shows in 17 days. I am traveling with David Archuleta (singer), Jason Hewlett (Comedian) and Dan Clark (Motivational speaker). I’ll be playing piano and guitar for David and a few feature numbers of my own. It should be a great experience. I will try and keep you all posted on the experience!

    34 mins ago: OK, just over 24 hours on planes and we eventually get to Bahrain. It took us a while to get past the customs guy, then to the baggage carousel only to find out that are bags (including my keyboard and all my cables) didn’t make the connection in the Netherlands!! So, I guess I’ll be playing guitar for our first show tomorrow night! Good thing I carried on the guitar!! haha. Thanks to all of you for your kind comments and interest. Btw, it was 96 degrees and about that much humidity at 9:30pm when we landed in Bahrain, and they told us we haven’t even gotten into the hot season yet!! So enjoy your lovely weather wherever you are.

  8. marin says:

    So glad the people on the tour for the Troops are sharing, since David probably won’t! 🙂

    This is from Jason Hewlett’s blog, he’s kind enough to respond to comments, how lovely!

    We are so honored to be here, just landed in Bahrain and excited to get in front of those incredible service people protecting our freedoms. Young Mr. Archuleta is as sweet of a young man as I’ve met, I’ll post pics of some of the funny exchanges between him and his fans from Atlanta to Amsterdam to our hotel lobby in Bahrain! He is loved the world over.

    David is a wonderful young man, I’m really honored to know him a little better now. For anyone wondering if he’s as nice as he seems, trust me, he’s as nice as he seems! Actually nicer. People in every airport in the world just recognized him and he’d stop to take photos with all of them. And I took photos of that We are excited to be here, and perform for the troops our first show later this evening!

  9. tammi says:

    show later this evening? so we might wake up to david video? super excited! 🙂

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