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Taylor Swift will be putting 1989 on Apple Music.
Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 10:35 AM
After the success of Taylor Swift's open letter to Apple, a photographer has penned their own open letter asking Taylor and company to re-think their photography policy.
Now.. forgive me if I’m wrong, but if you take points 2 and 3 in that contract (which is provided to Photographers who need to agree to those terms before they are allowed to do their job in photographing you for editorial outlets), it appears to be a complete rights grab, and demands that you are granted free and unlimited use of our work, worldwide, in perpetuity. You say in your letter to Apple that “Three months is a long time to go unpaid”. But you seem happy to restrict us to being paid once, and never being...
Jason Tate on 06/21/15 - 09:28 PM
Taylor Swift has posted an open letter to Apple Music on her blog about why she's keeping her latest album off the platform.
This is not about me. Thankfully I am on my fifth album and can support myself, my band, crew, and entire management team by playing live shows. This is about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success. This is about the young songwriter who just got his or her first cut and thought that the royalties from that would get them out of debt. This is about the producer who works tirelessly to innovate and create, just like the innovators and creators at Apple are pioneering in their field…but will not get paid...
Jason Tate on 06/21/15 - 11:01 AM
Frank Turner declined his label's suggestion he should collaborate with Taylor Swift on his new album.
"I wanted the end [of the song] to be sung by an American woman [pretending] to be Christa," Turner said of the song 'Silent Key'. "The record label were suggesting some of the more famous people that Butch has worked with, like, fucking Taylor Swift. No contact was ever made but they were like, 'Let's ask Taylor'. I was like, 'That's a fucking rubbish idea'."
Jason Tate on 06/18/15 - 10:51 AM
Taylor Swift's video for "Bad Blood" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 05/18/15 - 12:14 AM
The teaser poster for Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore is in the replies. Hayley has the role of the "The Crimson Curse."
Jason Tate on 05/13/15 - 11:44 AM
Taylor Swift's new video for "Bad Blood" featuring Hayley Williams will premiere at the Billboard Music Awards.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 05/07/15 - 11:33 AM
Looks like Hayley Williams of Paramore will be in the next Taylor Swift video. The rumor is it's for "Bad Blood."
Jason Tate on 04/13/15 - 12:06 PM
We all know Taylor Swift and Hayley Williams are the best, there's no hiding that. They both have a mutual friend Abigail, who is a huge Dashboard Confessional fan, who just so happened to turn 25. What did the two do for her birthday? Just invite Chris Carrabba to play at her intimate party. You can watch the videos to witness how awesome it is.
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/06/15 - 08:26 AM
Hit the replies to watch Punk Rock Factory cover Taylor Swift's "Blank Space."
Zac Djamoos on 03/09/15 - 02:07 PM
Somebody named DJ Dwibbit realized that Taylor Swift's songs "Blank Space" and "Style" are basically the same. So he mixed them together to prove it, and it's true and doubly catchy. Listen in the replies.
Blake Solomon on 03/03/15 - 10:15 AM
Two of the songs from the deluxe edition of 1989 by Taylor Swift are now on iTunes. The Jack Antonoff co-write of "You Are In Love" and "Wonderland."

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Jason Tate on 02/25/15 - 12:50 PM
Shea Serrano speculates on Grantland about what it would be like if Kanye West had never interrupted Taylor Swift.
For starters, if he doesn’t interrupt her, then he never gets shredded into a million pieces in the news. And if he never gets shredded into a million pieces in the news, then he never makes My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, which was his emotional response to the blowback, and that is truly devastating, because MBDTF is a (very nearly) perfect album. If there’s no MBDTF, then that means we never get RZA drunk-mumble-shouting, “Fuckhhn ruhdihhkulus” on “So Appalled,” and oh no, but also we never get Pusha T admitting to cheating on a girl and telling her, “All right, all...
Jason Tate on 02/16/15 - 12:56 PM
Taylor Swift's new video for "Style" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 02/13/15 - 10:48 AM
Taylor Swift recently offered breakup advice to a fan, along with creating a Breakup/Moving on playlist for her.

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Jason Tate on 02/12/15 - 04:19 PM
Hear Charli XCX cover Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 02/10/15 - 10:50 AM
Taylor Swift will be taking Haim on her world tour.
Jason Tate on 02/02/15 - 12:09 PM
Eamonn Forde, writing for the Guardian, looks at why Taylor Swift trademarked a bunch of her lyrics.
“What she is trying to do is to protect individual phrases within her lyrics where those lyrics have become catchphrases,” explains Alexander Ross, a partner at law firm Wiggin who specialises in music. “Once you have a trademarked phrase you have the right to stop someone else using it on things like merchandising.”
Jason Tate on 01/29/15 - 11:17 AM
Our Last Night's cover of Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" is below.
Ryan Gardner on 01/20/15 - 10:19 AM
A mashup of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" and the music from A Day To Remember's "Have Faith in Me" is in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 01/20/15 - 09:48 AM
Taylor Swift's 1989 will end up being the best selling album of the year ... just passing the Frozen soundtrack.
Jason Tate on 12/31/14 - 11:58 AM
Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for "Woman of the Year" from Billboard Woman in Music can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 12/17/14 - 01:00 PM
Back and forth we go. Taylor Swift's label boss says that Spotify did not pay the multi-million dollar number implied in a recent blog post by the company's CEO. Following that, Business Insider looked at the numbers for the revenue from physical sales -- they will likely be in the 12 million range for one week. To quote a wise man: Any questions?
Jason Tate on 11/12/14 - 08:04 PM
The Hood Internet gave the world the one mash-up it didn't specifically ask for, but probably sorta secretly wanted. Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" mashed up with Kendrick Lamar's "Backseat Freestyle" is in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 11/11/14 - 03:47 PM
After Taylor Swift pulled her music from Spotify and started a huge topic of discussion, Daniel Ek, the CEO of Spotify has finally spoke up.
Taylor Swift is absolutely right: music is art, art has real value, and artists deserve to be paid for it. We started Spotify because we love music and piracy was killing it. So all the talk swirling around lately about how Spotify is making money on the backs of artists upsets me big time. Our whole reason for existence is to help fans find music and help artists connect with fans through a platform that protects them from piracy and pays them for their amazing work. Quincy Jones posted on Facebook that “Spotify is not the enemy; piracy is the...
Keagan Ilvonen on 11/11/14 - 08:44 AM
Head to the replies to check out Taylor Swift's new music video for "Blank Space."
Keagan Ilvonen on 11/10/14 - 10:10 AM
Well, the official number for Taylor Swift's first week is 1.287 million.
Jason Tate on 11/04/14 - 08:31 PM
Taylor Swift can be found performing "Welcome To New York" live on David Letterman in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 11/04/14 - 02:48 PM
Taylor Swift has removed her music from Spotify.
We love Taylor Swift, and our more than 40 million users love her even more – nearly 16 million of them have played her songs in the last 30 days, and she’s on over 19 million playlists. We hope she’ll change her mind and join us in building a new music economy that works for everyone. We believe fans should be able to listen to music wherever and whenever they want, and that artists have an absolute right to be paid for their work and protected from piracy. That’s why we pay nearly 70% of our revenue back to the music community.

PS – Taylor, we were both young when we first saw you, but now there’s more than 40 million of us who want...
Jason Tate on 11/03/14 - 11:36 AM
Taylor Swift has announced dates for her 1989 world tour. You can find the dates in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 11/03/14 - 10:25 AM
According to Billboard, "industry sources" now forecast Taylor Swift's 1989 to sell at least one million copies in its first week.
Ryan Gardner on 10/28/14 - 07:02 PM
"I could build a castle out of all the bricks they threw at me."
Staff ReviewsTaylor Swift - 1989 (Craig Manning)
Young Statues - The Flatlands Are Your Friend (Zac Djamoos)
Right the Stars - The Only Thing (Gregory Robson)
Birdman/Young Thug/Rich Homie Quan - Rich Gang: Tha Tour Part 1 (Jake Jenkins)
Show PhotosAnberlin, Dayshell, Nominee - Austin, TX (Ryan Gardner)
Craig Manning on 10/27/14 - 06:33 AM
The track listing for Taylor Swift's 1989 can be found in the replies via her Instagram along with preview for the song "Style" from a Target commercial.
Ryan Gardner on 10/22/14 - 07:32 PM
Stream a new Taylor Swift song called "New York" at Tumblr. It officially releases at midnight here but is already out in Russia.
Ryan Gardner on 10/20/14 - 02:08 PM
Taylor Swift's new song, co-written by Jack Antonoff of Fun., is now on iTunes or take a listen here.
Jason Tate on 10/13/14 - 09:16 PM
Head to the replies to watch We Came As Romans' new music video for their cover of Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble." The track is from the upcoming Punk Goes Pop Volume 6 which hits stores November 17th.
Keagan Ilvonen on 10/13/14 - 08:30 PM
Hit the replies to see Taylor Swift talking about her upcoming song "Out of the Woods" and stream a preview. The song will be released tomorrow and was co-written by Jack Antonoff.
Jason Tate on 10/13/14 - 12:20 PM
You can read Taylor Swift's Rolling Stone cover story, "The Reinvention of Taylor Swift."
Swift's last album, 2012's Red, straddled the line between country and pop. "But at a certain point," she says, "if you chase two rabbits, you lose them both." So this time, she set out to do full-on "blatant pop music." A casual fan won't notice much difference, but to Swift and her brand, it's a big step. She says she won't be going to country-awards shows or promoting the album on country radio. When she first turned in the record, she says the head of her label, Scott Borchetta, told her, "This is extraordinary – it's the best album you've ever done. Can you just give me three country songs?"
Ryan Gardner on 09/13/14 - 03:05 PM
The Concourse has posted a video that isolates the vocal track from Taylor Swift's VMA perfomance.
Jason Tate on 08/25/14 - 04:07 PM
Taylor Swift's single "Shake It Off" is setting records already.
Taylor Swift sets a record for the highest debut in the history of Billboard's Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart, where "Shake It Off" blasts in at No. 9. On the Pop Songs chart, "Shake" soars in at No. 12, tying the record for the best-ever launch.
Jason Tate on 08/25/14 - 11:23 AM
Mark Romanek, the director of Taylor Swift's new video for "Shake it Off," has responded to Earl Sweatshirt's claims that the video was "inherently offensive."
I'm a fan of his and I think he's a really interesting artist. (I posted a Vine to one of his tracks once.) But he stated clearly that he hadn't seen the video and didn't even intend to watch it. So, respectfully, that sort of invalidates his observations from the get-go. And it's this one uninformed tweet that got reported on and rehashed, which started this whole "controversy." We simply choose styles of dance that we thought would be popular and amusing and cast the best dancers that were presented to us without much regard to...
Jason Tate on 08/21/14 - 01:34 PM
Taylor Swift's new single "Shake It Off" can be found in the replies. Her fifth album, 1989, will be out October 27th.
Jason Tate on 08/18/14 - 02:32 PM
The rumor-mill is churning that Taylor Swift will be releasing the new single "Polaroid" next week.
Jason Tate on 08/11/14 - 10:38 AM
Nilay Patel, writing for Vox, looks at the economic missteps in Taylor Swift's recent Wall Street Journal op-ed.
Taylor makes a nice little argument in favor of paying for music. "Music is art," she says, "and art is important and rare. Important, rare things are valuable. Valuable things should be paid for. It's my opinion that music should not be free, and my prediction is that individual artists and their labels will someday decide what an album's price point is." This is an impressively-constructed syllogism. It is also deeply, deeply wrong.

The single hardest economic problem posed by the internet is the end of scarcity.
Jason Tate on 07/09/14 - 09:40 AM
Taylor Swift has penned an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal on the future of music:
In mentioning album sales, I'd like to point out that people are still buying albums, but now they're buying just a few of them. They are buying only the ones that hit them like an arrow through the heart or have made them feel strong or allowed them to feel like they really aren't alone in feeling so alone. It isn't as easy today as it was 20 years ago to have a multiplatinum-selling album, and as artists, that should challenge and motivate us.

There are always going to be those artists who break through on an emotional level and end up in people's lives forever. The way I see it, fans view music...
Jason Tate on 07/07/14 - 02:37 PM
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By Craig Manning
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By Ryan Gardner
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By Blake Solomon
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