Elon Musk Encourages Taylor Swift to Release Music on X (formerly Twitter), Fans React
Swift, who is gearing up for the release of her re-recorded album “1989 (Taylor’s Version),” had been engaging with her fans through a series of puzzles to unveil new tracks from the album.
Swift’s tweet showcasing the album’s back covers and vault track titles garnered immense attention, with millions of likes and retweets within minutes.
However, what caught the eye of many was Musk’s unexpected recommendation that she share her music and concert videos directly on the X platform.
This move by Musk, who famously acquired Twitter and rebranded it as X, was met with mixed reactions from Swift’s fanbase.
Some fans expressed skepticism, questioning why one of the world’s biggest music stars would need to collaborate with the struggling social media platform.
Critics of Musk’s suggestion pointed to the declining reputation of X since his takeover, citing controversies such as charging users to verify their accounts and relaxing content moderation rules,
which led to concerns about increased hate speech. Additionally, Twitter reportedly lost a significant number of top advertisers under Musk’s leadership.
This interaction between Musk and Swift is not their first online encounter. Earlier this year, Musk made headlines for peculiar posts about Swift, praising her “limbic resonance skill.”
“1989 (Taylor’s Version)” is part of Swift’s ongoing effort to re-record and re-release her back catalogue due to a licensing and royalties dispute with former producer Scooter Braun.
The album will feature not only re-recorded tracks from the original 2014 release but also previously unreleased songs from the artist’s vault.
Musk’s attempt to engage with Swift for promotional purposes is not an isolated incident.
He has previously used X to feature prominent figures, including political leaders and media personalities, as part of his strategy to revitalize the platform.
As Swift’s album release date of October 27 approaches, the world watches to see if she will take Musk’s advice and make X a part of her music promotion strategy.
Meanwhile, the discussion surrounding Musk’s involvement with the pop star continues to spark debate and intrigue in the online world.
In a digital age where technology and entertainment intersect, this unexpected collaboration between Elon Musk and Taylor Swift serves as a testament to the evolving landscape of social media and its impact on the music industry.