Swift writes opinion editorial piece for the Wall Street Journal. Swift covers her opinion on where the music industry be decades from now, album sales and the power of fans. Swift says she is very optimistic about the industry overall.
There are many (many) people who predict the downfall of music sales and the irrelevancy of the album as an economic entity. I am not one of them. In my opinion, the value of an album is, and will continue to be, based on the amount of heart and soul an artist has bled into a body of work, and the financial value that artists (and their labels) place on their music when it goes out into the marketplace.