Yesterday Tim Carmody looked into the question, "Can anyone turn streaming music into a real business?"
David Lowery, a co-founder of the rock band Cracker, and a lecturer in the University of Georgia's music business program, posted a letter to NPR "All Songs Considered" summer intern Emily White in response to a blog post she wrote where she admitted that although she had about 11,000 digital songs in her music library, she had probably only bought 15 albums in her lifetime.
We're still buying music.
I was also impressed by Swift's ability to market herself well. She really is a marketing genius. When her newest album came out, I bought it, not because I had been waiting to buy it, truthfully, but because buying it was the only way you could listen to it.