Tag: taylor swift
Taylor Swift’s new app will sell virtual ‘picks’ for real cash
Taylor Swift caused a bit of a stir with her recent gamification of Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan scheme, sparking complaints about whether fans would feel forced to buy merchandise and physical albums to boost their chances...
December 15, 2017
Telegram blocks channel after music-piracy complaint
Sorry, at the time of writing Taylor Swift hasn’t put her new album ‘Reputation’ on streaming services as a post-Thanksgiving gift to fans. Today’s Taylor story focuses on another aspect to the album’s rollout:...
November 24, 2017
Sandbox Issue 190: Retarget practice
Lead: Have you ever been hounded around the internet by an ad for a gas boiler or cheap flights? Of course you have. It’s 2017, after all. That is, as you’ll know, symptomatic of bad retargeting. But don’t mock too...
November 15, 2017
Taylor Swift to make streaming services wait for new album
It wouldn’t feel right to have a new Taylor Swift album without an almighty hoo-ha around streaming, despite the star’s rapprochement with Spotify in June. Multiple reports overnight explain that her new album ‘Reputation’...
November 8, 2017
Look what you made Taylor Swift do to Psy’s YouTube record
Another day, and another online record broken by Taylor Swift’s new single ‘Look What You Made Me Do’. The venue for its latest milestone is YouTube again: the official video for Swift’s new track racked up 43.2m...
August 30, 2017
Taylor Swift criticised for Ticketmaster gamification program
The numbers are already looking good for the musical return of Taylor Swift. New track ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ broke Spotify’s first-day record with more than 8m streams; set a new YouTube mark with more than...
August 29, 2017
Taylor Swift’s 551% streaming uplift in the US
To get clickbaity for a second: Taylor Swift put her catalogue back on all the streaming services… and you won’t believe what happened next! Well, you will: her streams went up by lots. Nielsen Music says that Swift’s...
June 22, 2017
Big Machine’s Scott Borchetta: ‘We need a healthy Spotify’
Taylor Swift may not be back on Spotify yet, but her label boss Scott Borchetta thinks the music industry needs Spotify to survive and prosper. The Big Machine chief gave his views on streaming at Canadian Music Week,...
April 21, 2017
Taylor Swift probably isn’t launching a streaming service
With certain digital music industry news sites turning into TMZ, perhaps it’s no surprise that the latter (celebrity gossip-focused) site is expanding into digital-music speculation. “Taylor Swift is done fighting...
March 16, 2017
Taylor Swift hits Spotify’s top 5 as Black Keys return
This morning, there’s an unexpected artist at number four in Spotify’s Global Top 50 chart: Taylor Swift. Despite continuing to withhold her back catalogue from the streaming service, Swift’s new duet with Zayn Malik,...
December 20, 2016
Taylor Swift tops 2016’s highest-paid musicians chart
Taylor Swift may not have released a new album (yet) in 2016, but she has still been the highest-earning musician according to Forbes’ annual chart of musical moneymakers. The magazine estimates that Swift earned $170m...
December 7, 2016