It's not the first time Swift has been the focus of professional and academic work. In 2022, New York University's Clive Davis Institute announced a course focused on Swift, taught by Rolling Stone’s Brittany Spanos. They also gave Swift an honorary doctorate in fine arts, as "one of the most prolific and celebrated artists of her generation".
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While musicians and celebrities have been the subject of our fascinations for decades, it's not often they receive such individualised attention. Swift's impressive career can be studied from multiple perspectives, including marketing, fandom, business and songwriting, to name a few.
So why Taylor Swift?
From a music perspective, Swift has broken a lot of records. Last month, she became the first female artist in Spotify history to reach 100 million monthly listeners.