Tag: taylor swift
Big Machine boss reveals more on Taylor Swift’s Apple standoff
Big Machine Label Group CEO Scott Borchetta says he was already protesting at Apple’s plans not to pay for free-trial Apple Music streams before Taylor Swift’s famous blog post on the issue. “The conversation started...
July 15, 2015
Now the Foo Fighters are under fire for photography contract
Shortly after Taylor Swift criticised Apple for its contractual affairs, she was accused of hypocrisy for a contract that seemed to be rights-grabbing for photos shot at her concerts. Now the Foo Fighters are being criticised...
July 6, 2015
Big Machine Label Group to stay independent
Nobody, it turns out, will be paying the $225m-$250m that Scott Borchetta was seeking for his Big Machine Label Group: it emerged yesterday that Taylor Swift’s label will remain independent. Well, independent with a distribution...
July 3, 2015
Sean Parker on Spotify, Apple Music, Taylor Swift and Tidal
CNN Money has an interview with Sean Parker on the current state of digital music. Having cut his teeth (hem hem) with the original Napster, he’s well placed to talk about technological disruption and music. He refers to...
June 26, 2015
Taylor Swift puts 1989 on Apple Music
In probably the biggest Well-We-Didn’t-See-THAT-Coming news story of the year [SARCASTIC EMOJI IN SUNGLASSES BLOWING A KISS], Taylor Swift has confirmed that her 1989 album will be on Apple Music next week when the service...
June 25, 2015
Taylor Swift’s team hits back at photography ‘hypocrisy’ claims
We reported yesterday on Taylor Swift coming under fire from photographer Jason Sheldon over a contract for shots taken during her latest tour that looked like a rights grab on the star’s behalf. Having accused Swift of...
June 24, 2015
Apple u-turns on streaming royalties: ’We hear you Taylor Swift’
Well, it’s unfair to put Apple’s change of heart over payouts from the Apple Music free trial purely down to Swift: independent labels played an important role over the last week too. But Swift’s intervention with...
June 22, 2015
Apple Music won’t have ‘1989’ by Taylor swift either
Remember all that speculation about Apple striking exclusive deals with artists like Taylor Swift? In that artist’s case, it turned out to be misplaced. Apple’s new streaming service WILL have Swift’s back catalogue,...
June 19, 2015
Daniel Ek on Taylor Swift, Neil Young, Apple and why the music industry has to “embrace ubiquity”
So you wait months for a Daniel Ek interview and then two show up at once. He’s on the cover of the latest issue of Billboard – conveniently published mere days before Apple’s big announcement today (hem hem). There...
June 9, 2015
Taylor Swift breaks Vevo one-day record with ‘Bad Blood’
Taylor Swift broke Vevo’s record for most video views in a 24-hour period with her promo for ‘Bad Blood’, sailing to 20.1m views in the first day after its release. “FREAKING OUT RIGHT NOW. YOU BROKE THE VEVO WORLD...
May 22, 2015
Taylor Swift gets her own Twitter emoji for ‘Bad Blood’
By now you’ll likely know that Taylor Swift unveiled a star-studded video for her single ‘Bad Blood’ at last night’s Billboard Music Awards, with the likes of Lena Dunham, Kendrick Lamar and Ellie Goulding all making...
May 18, 2015