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August 30, 2017

Taylor Swift needs a Base of Green
Stars.
Cyclical Ticket Trafficking, Unfairness and Social Networks with Real Users.
  
OneRepublic - Counting Stars
   
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/08/30/taylor-swift-defends-controversial-ticket-game-program-rewards-fans.html
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Taylor Swift defends controversial ticket game: Program 'rewards fans'
By Sasha Savitsky Published August 30, 2017 Fox News
  
   
Taylor Swift is speaking out after backlash over the singer's "Taylor Swift Tix" promotion, saying she believes the sales plan is necessary to ensure tickets to her tour end up in the hands of her fans and not scalpers.

Some criticized Swift’s ticketing game, which is run by Ticketmaster, where fans can increase their chance of getting a coveted ticket to the singer's show by buying Swift’s new album and merchandise, engaging on social media and watching her latest music video. Each effort boosts a fan’s chance to purchase a concert ticket for her upcoming tour.
  
   
   
Swift is defending the game after some called it "greedy," saying the promotion method is the only way to make sure tickets got into the right hands.

"If these same tickets were offered on the open market, scalpers would snatch them up and fans would be paying thousands of dollars for them," a rep for the pop star told Fox News. “Scalpers and bots will not take the time to engage in legitimate fan activity. Taylor rewarding her fans for posting selfies, watching youtube videos and downloading her albums, things her fans are already doing, is a great thing. This is a program that rewards fans for being fans and makes sure they get great tickets at face value."

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Ticketmaster also stood by their Verified Fan program telling us it has been "very successful in proving its ability to keep bots and scalpers out of the ticket buying process."

"This new program extension rewards her fans for the support they have always shown, by engaging in everyday behaviors that are a core part of their experience with Taylor, including fun and free activities like posting on social media and watching a lyric video, and more free activities will continue to be added,” David Marcus, EVP, Head of Music for Ticketmaster North America told Fox News.

Some fans sided with Swift praising her on social media for the ticket game.
  
   
Swift has not announced a tour date yet but the “Red” singer released her new single “Look What You Made Me Do” last week following a hiatus. On Sunday, the singer released her video for the song during MTV’s Video Music Awards.


You can find Sasha Savitsky on Twitter @SashaFB.
   
   
What could go wrong?
  
1) Taylor Swift happens to have a very huge advantage and a lot of potential competence that might see the move as a covert way to make the Market even more unfair.
2) There is a possibility that Robots owned by Taylor Swift buy the Tickets and resell them themselves to pump the money back into Taylor Swift Products.
3) If the Machine pumps the Money back while saying it does not support reselling then a scandal of that type could so serious damage to Taylor Swift's Reputation. Specially if she sings about Reputation.
4) Resell Bots that profit from Taylor Swift do NOT need to be owned by Taylor Swift.
5) The Competence of Taylor Swift might claim that the Money that is pumped into the Taylor Swift Machine comes partly from Internal, Back Door Ticket Reselling, thus claiming that her Popularity is not based on Talent but on Material Attraction, something that Porn Stars are accused of as well.
6) The Competence of Taylor Swift might simply say that if Taylor's Swift concern was true and legitimate and not an unfair way to get more Money, she could simply sell tickets online for users with a Name and Last Name and verify those names upon entrance to the Event, thus eliminating ticket reselling altogether and the excuse to Favour Fans.
   
How to solve the Arguments provided by her Competitors.
  
1) She needs to prove that her Fans are indeed Fans and not Resellers or Shops with Statistical Robots.
  She needs a Social Network for her Fans. That is the easiest and most convincing way to prove she has a Stable Fan Base.
2) She needs to prove that her tickets when they are for Fans are not sold like Porn Merchandize: No Loyalty.
The Tickets sold to Fans that are approved by the Social Community have to have a name that can be verified at event entrance. That makes Users feel more special and it is a Guarantee for Loyalty since Loyalty requires Identity. You see Taylor Swift does not want to be treated as an Anonymous Merchandise, so she does not treat her Fans like Anonymous Commodities.
3) She needs to prove that Fans are in for the Talent.
  The Social Network has Social Guides, Green Moderators, Social Promoters and the Talent expands not just to Taylor Swift, but as a Community as a whole. The whole Social Network becomes a part of Taylor Swift's Talent in the Social Area. Fans can also show their own Talent with Fan Art and that too adds to Taylor Swift's Social Talent. With that there is little doubt Fans want the Community as well, and thus the Collective Talent.
4) She needs a Good Argument to have that advantage.
  Taylor Swift could just say:
"Dude, it's not My fault that you do not have a Social Network. :I
I am not being unfair, it's you that is being OBSOLETE."
   

   
Lyrics:
"Counting Stars" - OneRepublic

Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard
Said no more counting dollars
We'll be counting stars
Yeah we'll be counting stars

I see this life, like a swinging vine
Swing my heart across the line
And in my face is flashing signs
Seek it out and ye' shall find
Old, but I'm not that old
Young, but I'm not that bold
And I don't think the world is sold
On just doing what we're told
I-I-I-I feel something so right
Doing the wrong thing
I-I-I-I feel something so wrong
Doing the right thing
I couldn't lie, couldn't lie, couldn't lie
Everything that kills me makes me feel alive

Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard
Said no more counting dollars
We'll be counting stars

Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard
Said no more counting dollars
We'll be, we'll be counting stars

I feel the love and I feel it burn
Down this river, every turn
Hope is our four-letter word
Make that money, watch it burn
Old, but I'm not that old
Young, but I'm not that bold
And I don't think the world is sold
On just doing what we're told
I-I-I-I feel something so wrong
Doing the right thing
I could lie, could lie, could lie
Everything that drowns me makes me wanna fly

Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard
Said no more counting dollars
We'll be counting stars

Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard
Said no more counting dollars
We'll be, we'll be counting stars

Take that money
Watch it burn
Sink in the river
The lessons I've learned

Take that money
Watch it burn
Sink in the river
The lessons I've learned

Take that money
Watch it burn
Sink in the river
The lessons I've learned

Take that money
Watch it burn
Sink in the river
The lessons I've learned

Everything that kills me, makes feel alive...

Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard
Said no more counting dollars
We'll be counting stars

Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard
Said no more counting dollars
We'll be, we'll be counting stars

Take that money
Watch it burn
Sink in the river
The lessons I've learned

Take that money
Watch it burn
Sink in the river
The lessons I've learned

Take that money
Watch it burn
Sink in the river
The lessons I've learned

Take that money
Watch it burn
Sink in the river
The lessons I've learned

Compositores: Ryan Tedder
Letra de Counting Stars © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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