Tag: taylor swift
Taylor Swift targets industry sexism and private-equity buyouts
Taylor Swift won a ‘Woman of the Decade’ award from Billboard overnight, and delivered a speech with blunt criticism for the sexism she’s experienced in her career so far. “When this decade began I was 20 years old....
December 13, 2019
Taylor Swift: ‘We’re working off of an antiquated contractual system’
Taylor Swift’s latest interview (with Billboard) sees her talking about the music industry’s approach to rights ownership. It won’t surprise you, given recent events, to find out she thinks change is needed. “We...
December 12, 2019
Taylor Swift tops Amazon Music’s most-streamed chart of 2019
Amazon is the latest streaming service to publish some year-end charts, including a new name as its most popular artist of 2019 in the US. Taylor Swift takes that honour for Amazon Music, joining Post Malone (Spotify) and...
December 9, 2019
Scooter Braun reveals death threats over Taylor Swift dispute
For most Taylor Swift fans letting Scooter Braun know their thoughts on the dispute over Taylor Swift’s AMAs medley and Netflix documentary, a few rat emojis sufficed. Some, however, went a lot further, leading Braun to...
November 25, 2019
Big Machine settles Taylor Swift dispute for AMAs medley
The enmity between Taylor Swift and her former label Big Machine Label Group (not to mention its new co-owner Scooter Braun) isn’t going away any time soon, we sense. But one element of their latest dispute appears to have...
November 19, 2019
Taylor Swift and Big Machine go toe-to-toe in licensing dispute
Taylor Swift’s latest dispute with Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun continues to blow up: a woman who millions of people think would make an excellent president of the United States weighed in with her views this weekend....
November 18, 2019
Radiohead and Taylor Swift launch three-day flash-merch sales
Radiohead and Taylor Swift offered the latest examples of flash-merchandise sales this weekend, with three-day promotions of strictly-limited-edition items. Radiohead’s ‘The Lamentations of the Minotaur’ garments range...
November 11, 2019
‘Fan-made’ Taylor Swift tracks pulled down from Spotify
After a few months of quiet, there’s another ‘fake music’ farrago in the air. The Fader reported that “dozens” of Taylor Swift bootlegs had been uploaded to Spotify as individual ‘podcast’ files. “many of...
September 30, 2019
Sandbox Issue 235: Talking TikTok Triumphs
Lead: TikTok is an essential consideration for artist marketing in 2019, particularly for pop acts. But for all the strategies and careful coordination, the best things on the app are often those that blindside everyone....
September 5, 2019
Taylor Swift’s ‘Enhanced Album’ Spotify playlist has 1m followers
According to Republic Records, Taylor Swift’s new album ‘Lover’ has whizzed past the mark of 3m ‘album equivalent units’ worldwide since its release a week and a half ago. Interesting, since a third of that consumption...
September 4, 2019
Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ did 867k album-equivalent units in US
We reported on the first-week performance of Taylor Swift’s new album ‘Lover’ in China, on Friday. How did it do in the US though? According to Billboard, the album earned 867k equivalent album units there in its first...
September 2, 2019
Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ sets another new record… in China
It’s a week since the release of the new Taylor Swift album ‘Lover’, so we’ll be looking out for announcements about its sales and streams. The first official word today on the album’s performance has a very specific...
August 30, 2019