A week ago, I certainly didn’t intend to write (or obsess) so much about Rebecca Black and her viral internet meme “Friday”. However, there is so so much to learn from this track. In one week, this song basically upended the music business conversation. What are the results of this?
In the past several days, a new pop artist has emerged. No, it’s not Kim Kardashian whose new single is already out of the iTunes Top 100 after 2 weeks (as of this writing). None of the YouTube videos for her song “Turn It Up” even has a million views yet. No, this new pop star is an indie artist, has no real story, and no radio exposure, yet has already racked up 6 million views and counting. The song is “Friday” and her name is Rebecca Black. If you haven’t experienced this new viral sensation, watch it now: