Tag: taylor swift
Mark Mulligan: ‘Delay releases to free platforms, not paid ones’
"It is free-to-consumer, ad supported streaming that needs to be pushed to the back of the queue and it is high time that the windowing and streaming debate in general makes a clear distinction between the two very different...
July 24, 2013
Rhapsody gets Taylor Swift album and launches ‘liner notes’
Last Autumn, Rhapsody launched a hashtag-fuelled online protest campaign against the decision to withhold Taylor Swift's 'Red' album from streaming services.
May 8, 2013
1.2m US sales for Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ in first week
How did Big Machine Label Group’s decision to keep Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ album off all streaming services, as well as Amazon and Google Play for its first week go? Pretty well: the album sold just over...
November 1, 2012
Music Ally Report: Sofa So Good
Why Microsoft's new Xbox Music service is not an iTunes or Spotify killer but rather needs to be understood as more than just another standalone digital music service. It actually represents a wider battle for the living...
October 24, 2012
Streaming service WiMP DOES have the new Taylor Swift album
We added this to our story yesterday on the streaming holdout for Taylor Swift’s new album ‘Red’, but it’s worth a post on its own, as the discussion gathers legs. Rhapsody, Spotify and Deezer might...
October 24, 2012
Guess who else doesn’t have the Taylor Swift album…
As well as most streaming services, Taylor Swift's new album 'Red' is being held back from some major download stores: namely Google Play and Amazon MP3.
October 24, 2012
Where’s Taylor Swift? She’s on Grooveshark, YouTube, BitTorrent…
Taylor Swift’s new album ‘Red’ is out this week, but for now you won’t find it on streaming music services like Rhapsody, Spotify or Deezer. Rhapsody’s senior director of content programming...
October 23, 2012
Taylor Swift sells first-week 623k downloads of new single
“We are never ever getting back together,” Taylor Swift’s new single informs an ex-boyfriend. Expect her certainty to be reinforced by the sales: 623k copies of the song were bought digitally in the US alone...
August 22, 2012
Justin Bieber has 1m Instagram followers
It seems Justin Bieber is proving fairly popular on photo-sharing service Instagram. He joined last July, and has since collected more than 1m followers - the first Instagram user to reach that milestone
March 21, 2012
Phish and Taylor Swift get innovative iPhone apps
Phish and Taylor Swift have released official iPhone apps that go beyond the standard news'n'tourdates'n'tweets formula. Live Phish ties in with the LivePhish.com website, letting fans stream an archive of concerts from the...
June 14, 2010
ScatterTunes selling enhanced Taylor Swift and Jewel albums
US digital music store ScatterTunes has started selling enhanced multimedia versions of the new albums from Taylor Swift and Jewel, with plans to add more in the coming weeks. The store is using its own V-Wrap format to add...
June 10, 2010
Taylor Swift teams with Comcast for video-on-demand service
Kanye? Schmanye! Country star Taylor Swift has been digging out more gold via a partnership with US cable giant Comcast, which is launching a dedicated video-on-demand collection of her songs. It includes music videos, behind-the-scenes...
December 3, 2009