Sinead O'Connor is worried about Miley. So is Elton John. So are the bearded guys of Duck Dynasty. But I'm not. Because I know that Miley is a strategic genius and that brands actually have quite a bit to learn from her.
Bookstores are dying, reading scores are plummeting and the quality of entertainment sinks like a stone, weighed down by the receding interest of Gen-X and millennial audiences in any form of entertainment that takes too long to watch or too much attention to absorb.
When a song written by a teenage girl from New Zealand, who's never even been to America, manages to top the Billboard Alternative charts for a record-breaking six straight weeks and counting, it causes one to wonder, "WTF?"
You took advantage of some pretty obvious immaturity. You're a grown up, she is figuring herself out. When she is 10 years older she'll understand how maybe that wasn't the artistic precedent she wanted to set for herself. But, what will you do?
Way back in 2010, using Twitter to monitor love television events in real-time was brand new. Now it's fully integrated in the media planning for events from elections to sports events to the Video Music Awards.
With 90's-era shoegaze pioneers like the Breeders and My Bloody Valentine laying down speaker-melting sets, FYF Fest 2013 managed to conjure the grunged-out spirit of the '90s, while faithfully holding out against the molly-marketed electronic dance music scene of Coachella and EDC.