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Published: Tuesday March 24, 2015 14:00 PM EDT



"Where will the music industry be in 20 years, 30 years, 50 years?" Swift asked readers in her 2014 Wall Street Journal op-ed. After referring to herself as "one of the few living souls in the music industry who still believes that the music industry is not dying," she went on to write her (highly optimistic) predictions for the future of the industry: "It's my opinion that music should not be free, and my prediction is that individual artists and their labels will someday decide what an album's price point is."