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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Tay Text keyboard app channels Taylor Swift… unofficially

There was a flurry of interest yesterday from tech sites in a new iPhone app called Tay Text, billed as “the keyboard app that lets Taylor do the talking for you”. Yup, that’s as in Taylor Swift: an app that can be...
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Sorry Taylor Swift, but the top YouTube music channel is Little Baby Bum

In theory, Taylor Swift was the top musician on YouTube last month, with her 355.5m video views making her the third most popular channel on Google's video service in March. Actually, though, Taylor wasn't as popular as...
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Taylor Swift is still the top musician on YouTube

Well, that’s not *strictly* true as the top musician on YouTube is whoever plays the music for children’s nursery-rhymes channel Little Baby Bum, which had 385m views in March. But Swift is the top named artist in the...