Tag: taylor swift
Taylor Swift tops the iTunes chart in Canada… with white noise
No, not White Noise – Taylor hasn’t (yet) covered the Disclosure song. But she did manage to reach the top of the Canadian iTunes Store singles chart this week with an accidentally-released song called ‘Track...
October 25, 2014
Taylor Swift: latest windowing leaves UK fans fuming
The new Taylor Swift single is ‘Out of the Woods’ – the second track from her new album ‘1989’, which comes out next week. It was released on iTunes to buy this week, sparking a predictable surge of excitement...
October 15, 2014
At least some Spotify users can see all song play-counts
Well, we can, but can you? When we browse an album’s page in Spotify’s desktop client, hovering over any song in the column underneath the thumbs-up icon at the far right shows its play count. Previously, these...
September 30, 2014
Yahoo and Tor: a tale of two artists revealing new music
Taylor Swift and Aphex Twin are making new music. No, not together, sadly. But both revealed their next moves yesterday, making for an interesting contrast. Swift used a 30-minute livestream on Yahoo to announce plans for...
August 21, 2014
Taylor Swift: ‘It’s my opinion that music should not be free’
As one of the highest-profile streaming windowers, the thought of Taylor Swift writing an opinion piece about digital music is an intriguing prospect. And that’s exactly what she’s done for the Wall Street Journal....
July 8, 2014
Taylor Swift and Celine Dion take personal touch to engage with online fans
Some good press for Taylor Swift and Celine Dion this week, for using social media to respond to some of their keenest fans. Business Insider reports on how Swift has been popping up in the comments section of Instagram photos...
June 19, 2014
Big Machine boss Scott Borchetta outlines ‘real concerns’ about streaming
Taylor Swift was one of the higher-profile streaming holdouts in recent years with her album 'Red'
January 28, 2014
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