So Taylor Swift (definitely someone who works for Taylor or the record company) accidentally released 8 seconds of silence in place of the third track of her new album.
Dumb mistake. HOWEVER, the song still went to #1 on iTunes! So what did we learn today, children? That being a successful musician in today’s mainstream culture has absolutely nothing to do with talent or writing good songs. It is 100% image. If you are perceived to be a great musician, people buy your music (uncultured people). It’s that simple. Who knew? Oh wait.