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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 - 08:02 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 - 07:33 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 - 08:32 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 - 03:08 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 - 10:16 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 - 09:30 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 - 01:20 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 - 04:05 PM
The Concourse has posted a video that isolates the vocal track from Taylor Swift's VMA perfomance.
Jason Tate on 08/25/14 - 05:07 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 - 12:23 PM
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 - 02:34 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 - 03:32 PM
The rumor-mill is churning that Taylor Swift will be releasing the new single "Polaroid" next week.
Jason Tate on 08/11/14 - 11:38 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 - 10:40 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 - 03:37 PM
Head to the replies to watch Nick Mulvey perform a cover of Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" as part of a session for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge.
Kyle Huntington on 05/16/14 - 07:33 AM
It's being speculated that Taylor Swift is recording a rock album.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/27/14 - 02:30 PM
Check the replies to see Fall Out Boy and Taylor Swift perform "My Songs..." at the Victoria's Secret Fashion show. You can also check out "The Phoenix" here.
Jason Tate on 12/11/13 - 12:05 PM
If you wanna see Taylor Swift and Fall Out Boy perform "My Songs Know..." together -- you can ton December 10th for the Victoria Secret Fashion Show on CBS.
Jason Tate on 11/15/13 - 11:26 AM
Fall Out Boy will be performing on Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013, along with Taylor Swift, A Great Big World and Neon Jungle. It airs on CBS on December 10 at 10/9c.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/12/13 - 09:43 AM
Taylor Swift will be debuting a new track called "Sweeter Than Fiction (co-written by Jack Antonoff of fun.)" at the September 6th film premiere of One Chance at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Drew Beringer on 09/02/13 - 10:07 AM
Last night during her show at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Taylor Swift invited Tegan and Sara to join her on stage and perform the duo's hit single, "Closer," together. Video of the epic collaboration can be seen in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 08/21/13 - 01:42 PM
You can watch a video of Jimmy Eat World covering Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together" on Conan here.
Drew Beringer on 07/22/13 - 10:12 PM
Jump to the replies to watch Taylor Swift covering "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark" with Patrick Stump.
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/14/13 - 06:29 AM
Taylor Swift's new music video for "Red" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 07/05/13 - 11:59 AM
Head to the replies to watch Jimmy Eat World covering Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Getting Back Together."
Keagan Ilvonen on 07/03/13 - 01:15 PM
Taylor Swift's new music video for "Everything Has Changed" featuring Ed Sheeran can be seen in the replies.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 06/06/13 - 10:15 AM
Head to the replies to watch the Rolling Stones perform "As Tears Go By" live in Chicago with Taylor Swift.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/05/13 - 08:18 AM
A Taylor Swift fan was caught swimming a mile through the ocean to get to her Rhode Island mansion and saw her security waiting for him and swam back.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 05/17/13 - 07:40 AM
In celebration of last night's WrestleMania, you can watch WWE superstars cover Taylor Swift's "22" here.
Christian Wagner on 04/08/13 - 09:00 AM
Blink 182/Taylor Swift mash-up? Yeah, that happened.

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Jason Tate on 04/05/13 - 01:18 PM
Taylor Swift's new music video for "22" can be seen in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 03/13/13 - 05:37 PM
The Ready Set wrote a song for Taylor Swift after her breakup with Harry Styles. It's called "For The Better" and you can stream it in the replies.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/25/13 - 05:46 PM
Taylor Swift's music video for "I Knew You Were Trouble" can be seen in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/23/12 - 07:04 PM
Taylor Swift's music video for her new single, "I Knew You Were Trouble," will premiere on MTV on December 13th. Pictures from the video can be seen here.
Joe DeAndrea on 12/10/12 - 10:59 AM
Taylor Swift is the new relationship advice columnist for Seventeen magazine. Isn't this kinda like asking a patient to cure their own disease?

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Jason Tate on 11/19/12 - 12:12 PM
Matt Nathanson has accused Taylor Swift of stealing one of his lyrics.

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Drew Beringer on 11/07/12 - 11:13 AM
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