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Vinyl Is Selling So Well That It's Getting Hard To Sell Vinyl

"Vinyl was nearly at death's door not that long ago. After CDs came out, the predictions of vinyl's demise were an every day occurrence," writes Slashdot reader smooth wombat. "And for a time it looked like the vinyl record, something which had been around since the 1930s, would meet its end as so many other yesteryear products have. Except the COVID-19 pandemic changed all that. Now, with the sudden resurgence and demand for vinyl records, the few remaining manufacturers are struggling to meet ...
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Could Live Cuts or Cover Versions Sneak Back Into Grammy Nominations?

Taylor Swift announced some months back that she would not be submitting any of her re-recorded material from her hit “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” album for Grammy consideration — first off, presumably, because she wouldn’t want to split off votes from the all-new “Evermore”… and secondly, because that would just seem ridiculous, right? And yet the […]
Tags: News, Taylor Swift, Metallica, Grammys, Steely Dan

Grammy Nominations Forecast: Could the Top Categories Be a Battle of the Teen Titans?

For the first time in Grammy history, the race to accrue nominations and ultimately the final contest itself may come down to a battle of the teenaged girls. Olivia Rodrigo, a newcomer at 18, and Billie Eilish, veritably a veteran now at 19, are the leading contenders to pick up multiple nods when the nominees […]
Tags: News, Taylor Swift, Awards, Grammys, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo

McCartney, Swift to Induct New Members Into Rock Hall

Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift will induct new members into the Rock ‘n' Roll Hall of Fame next week, and actor Angela Bassett will do the honors for Tina Turner.
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Taylor Swift Will Make Rock Hall Debut Inducting And Covering Carole King

The 2021 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony will take place at the end of the month on October 30 at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, and today the Rock Hall has announced some of the celebrities that will be making an appearance at the induction, as reports.
Tags: Music, News, Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, Jay-z, Paul Mccartney, Cleveland, Angela Bassett, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Carole King, Tina Turner, Todd Rundgren, Rock Hall, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Taylor Swift Will Make Rock Hall

Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Drew Barrymore to Be Among Presenters for Rock Hall of Fame Inductions

Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Drew Barrymore and Angela Bassett are among the presenters set to celebrate the inductees at the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, which returns to a live format in Cleveland on Oct. 30. Swift and Hudson are also booked to perform. Barrymore will be on hand […]
Tags: News, Taylor Swift, Paul Mccartney, Cleveland, Angela Bassett, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Hudson, Barrymore, Jennifer Hudson, Rock Hall, Roll Hall of Fame Induction, Taylor Swift Paul McCartney Drew Barrymore

Kesha, Who Once Had Sex With A Ghost, Will Now Hunt Ghosts For Discovery+

Songwriter, actress, rapper and podcaster Ke$ha is now adding Ghostbuster to her resume... because why the hell not?Don't misunderstand me — Kesha will not be appearing in "Ghostbusters: Afterlife." She's just, ya know, embarking on her own personal journey with the supernatural. Her upcoming Discovery+ series, with the working title "Conjuring Kesha," sees her delving into the world of the unexplained with both supernatural experts and celebrity guests. Per the official announcement, the six-ep...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Taylor Swift, Kesha, David Lowery, Ke, KIIS, Blinky

James McVey from The Vamps joins Smooth Country

James McVey from The Vamps is joining Smooth Country to host a five-night special to celebrate country music artists. The A-Z of Country Music with James McVey will be broadcast on Smooth Country from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd October, 9pm to 10pm. Earlier this year James announced that it was his dream to be a presenter on Smooth Country one day. His campaign on social media including here and on television to host his own show worked, with James joining the station’s line-up next week. Ac...
Tags: Taylor Swift, Global, People, Radio, James, James McVey, The Vamps, Smooth Country, Sally Ardis Smooth Radio, Dolly Parton Taylor Swift Garth Brooks

What Makes a “Cult” Band? Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #107 What makes for a “cult band”? Not just a small audience, because Grateful Dead fans are an archetypical cult. Not just a devoted, emotionally invested audience; no volume of Swifties make Taylor Swift qualify as a cult act. Does the music have to be somehow inaccessible, or the fans snobby? Your host Mark Linsenmayer and three other musicians try to figure it out: Tim Quirk, frontman of...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Music, Taylor Swift, Podcasts, College, America, David Bowie, Borat, Sean Kelly, Mark, Tom, Wayne, Murphy, Aaron, PMP

Andrew Lloyd Webber Says Writing a Song With Taylor Swift Was the Only Enjoyable Part of ‘Cats’ Movie

Andrew Lloyd Webber has made no secret of his distain for Hollywood’s movie adaptation of his long-running musical “Cats.” Though the cinematic version offered up the rarity of A-list talent like Taylor Swift, Judi Dench, Jennifer Hudson, Jason Derulo and James Corden pretending to be full-sized felines, “Cats” was widely panned and flopped at the […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Taylor Swift, Cats, James Corden, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Variety Return to Broadway

Taylor Swift’s ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ Rides Vinyl and CD Sales to a Blowout Return to No. 1

It’s a resurrection of a resurrection. Taylor Swift’s “Fearless (Taylor’s Version),” her note-for-note remake of her 2008 “Fearless” album, returns to the top of the Rolling Stone chart this week with a staggering 210,900 album-equivalent units, almost all of that from actual physical album sales. The album first bowed at No. 1 in April, then […]
Tags: News, Taylor Swift, Rolling Stone, Taylor, Rolling Stone Album Chart, Rolling Stone songs chart, Fearless (Taylor's Verison

The PinkPantheress Debates Have Already Begun

There may be no more definitively 2021 musical artist than PinkPantheress. Huge on TikTok, just barely past her teens, drenched in nostalgia for Y2K-era dance music, founded on overt sampling, intersecting with prevailing movements like bedroom pop and hyperpop and the pop-punk revival — this still mostly anonymous 21-year-old university student from South London could not be more zeitgeisty if she tried. And with the release of her debut mixtape to hell with it this Friday, she becomes the late...
Tags: Music, Taylor Swift, Adele, Chris Brown, South London, Meghan Trainor, Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Drake, Tom Cruise, Bts, The Weeknd, Meek Mill, Halsey, Eric Church

Hall & Oates × Nine Inch Nails

A mashup of I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) by Hall & Oates and Closer by Nine Inch Nails. It’s perfect, absolutely perfect, like dipping french fries into a Frosty or rolling in the snow after the sauna. It shouldn’t be, but it is. I want to fuck you like an animal (I can’t go for that) I want to feel you from the inside (No can do) I got this from Dave Pell at Nextdraft — he said simply “trust me” and I’m glad I did. See also Taylor Swift × Nine Inch Nails and Carly Rae Jepsen × Nine In...
Tags: Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen, Nine Inch Nails, Jason Kottke, NextDraft, Dave Pell, Hall Oates

In Virginia Governor Race, Terry McAuliffe Attacks Glenn Youngkin’s Role In Taylor Swift Masters Sale

A gubernatorial election is currently heating up in Virginia, and, wouldn’t you know it, Taylor Swift fans just might tip the scales in favor of Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe. McAuliffe’s new campaign strategy, according to The Verge, is targeting Facebook, Instagram, and Google search ads that accuse his opponent, Republican Glenn Youngkin, of having a role in the controversial purchase of Swift’s master recordings in 2019.
Tags: Google, Music, News, Taylor Swift, Virginia, Swift, Facebook Instagram, Terry McAuliffe, Scooter Braun, Terry McAuliffe McAuliffe, Glenn Youngkin

Taylor Swift Thanks Fans While Accepting Gracie Award for ‘Folklore’ Concert Film: ‘You Continue to Blow Me Away’

Taylor Swift was the recipient of the grand award for special or variety at the 46th annual Gracie Awards, which took place virtually on the Alliance For Women in Media’s Facebook page on Oct. 5. Olympian gymnast Simone Biles presented the award to Swift, which was for the star’s “Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions” […]
Tags: News, Taylor Swift, Simone Biles, Gracie, Gracie Awards, Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions, Alliance For Women in Media

Get Used To Seeing The Name Tai Verdes

The concept behind the MTV reality show Are You The One is as follows: Twenty-two young singles are matched into ideal couplings using dating software, then must work to identify their perfect matches while living together. If each algorithmically ordained couple successfully identifies each other, the whole group gets to split a million dollars — so, sort of a dystopian remix of familiar MTV concepts like The Real World and Next. In season six, filmed in New Orleans in 2017, the contestants wer...
Tags: Music, Taylor Swift, Lorde, Mtv, Justin Bieber, Lena Dunham, Elton John, New Orleans, Harry Styles, Grimes, Twice, Bts, The Week In Pop, Years And Years, Charlie Puth, Kane Brown

Simone Biles thanks Taylor Swift for her support during Olympics

Simone Biles is thanking Taylor Swift for being a shoulder to lean on during the Tokyo Olympics over the summer.
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The 34 best gifts for teen girls on Amazon, from a tie-dye kit to a karaoke microphone

Buying gifts for teen girls doesn't have to be difficult or send you searching across many sites. Using my own sisters as inspiration, I chose 34 Amazon gifts that cover many interests and budgets. Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all Insider Reviews gift guides here. Buying gifts for teen girls can be a daunting task, which is probably why they end up with seven identical lip balms from different relatives every year. But getting a thoughtful, fun, and useful gift is easier than you ...
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Taylor Swift Bumps Up Release of ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’ by a Week

Taylor Swift is bumping up the release of what is expected to be one of this fall’s biggest albums, “Red (Taylor’s Version),” by one week, she announced on her social media Thursday. “Got some news that I think you’re gonna like,” Swift told fans. “My version of ‘Red’ will be out a week earlier than […]
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Taylor Swift wore two bridesmaid dresses to Lena Dunham's wedding – including a royal favourite

Lena Dunham has tied the knot with her partner Luis Felber in a secret ceremony in Soho...
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How Merck Mercuriadis grew a $1 billion company buying songs by the world's biggest pop artists

Music mogul Merck Mercuriadis is the founder of the Hipgnosis Songs Fund. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW Hipgnosis, headed by Merck Mercuriadis, purchased songs from Shakira and Neil Young. The company is shaking up music publishing with an approach that puts songwriters first. Primarily seeking established artists, Mercuriadis and his team pay huge amounts for song rights. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Owning the rights to your music can be a contentiou...
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Universal Music Group shares surge in £110m bonus for Lucian Grainge

Listing puts record label’s British-born boss in line for one of biggest corporate payouts in history‘Ruthless but good ears’: key architect of music industry revivalUMG chief predicts billions of dollars of growth from digitalUniversal Music Group’s shares surged by more than a third in its stock market debut on Tuesday, putting its chairman and chief executive, Sir Lucian Grainge, in line for a potential bonus of almost $150m (£110m).Shares in the world’s largest music company, the label behin...
Tags: Europe, Business, Music, Media, Taylor Swift, IPOs, UK News, World news, Music Industry, US news, Stock Markets, Bob Dylan, Vivendi, Universal Music Group, Universal Music, Lucian Grainge

Universal Music chief predicts billions of dollars of growth from digital listening

Record firm’s €40bn flotation is just beginning of new wave of music consumption, says Sir Lucian Grainge‘Ruthless but good ears’: key architect of music industry revivalThe chief executive of Universal Music has said the hotly anticipated €40bn flotation of the world’s largest record company this week does not mark the peak of the streaming-led recovery of the music industry, with billions of dollars of growth yet to come from a new wave of digital listening on devices such a smart speakers, co...
Tags: Business, Music, Media, Taylor Swift, Music Industry, Culture, Digital Media, Justin Bieber, Amsterdam, Music Streaming, Radio industry, Digital Radio, Universal Music, Lucian Grainge, Lucian Grainge`Ruthless

Dave's Hot Chicken adds rapper Drake as latest celebrity investor

Drake, the Canadian hip-hop star, taking a minority stake in Dave’s Hot Chicken, the fried-chicken chain that’s backed by investors such as Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner and actor Samuel L. Jackson. Dave’s Hot Chicken is following a celebrity-driven playbook that’s similar to that of Blaze Pizza, which shares a leadership team with Dave’s and counts NBA superstar LeBron James as an investor. Subscribe to Ad Age now for award-winning news and insight. Launched in 2017, Dave’s Hot Chi...
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Taylor Swift’s ‘Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)’ Quickly Beats the Original Song’s Spotify Record for Single-Day Plays

Taylor Swift’s surprise release of a re-recorded version of “Wildest Dreams” quickly piqued the interest of fans Friday. Just a little more than four hours after her new rendering of the seven-year-old song was released to DSPs Friday, it passed the 2 million plays mark on Spotify. That impressive early number for “Wildest Dream (Taylor’s […]
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Taylor Swift stuns fans with surprise re-recording of 'Wildest Dreams': 'Here she is!'

Taylor Swift has yet again surprised fans with new music – a new version of "Wildest Dreams" – after dropping two albums without much warning in 2020.        [Author: USA TODAY]
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Taylor Swift Releases New Version of ‘Wildest Dreams’ From ‘1989,’ Skipping Ahead in Her Re-Recordings

Taylor Swift fans woke up Friday morning to find that one of her re-recorded songs had just come out… and it isn’t a teaser track for “Red (Taylor’s Version),” which is coming out in November. Instead, it was a new “Taylor’s Version” of the song “Wildest Dream” from the “1989” album, unexpectedly bumping that track […]
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Hear Taylor Swift’s Re-Recorded Version Of “Wildest Dreams”

Right now, Taylor Swift is undertaking the vast project of re-recording all of her old albums — partly as a way to re-examine those old songs but mostly as a grand fuck-you to Scooter Braun, the man who bought her master recordings. Swift released her new version of 2008’s Fearless back in April, and she’s said that she’ll release her new take on 2012’s Red in November. That new version will include a lot of bonus tracks, and Swift will have help from some big stars. But today, Swift released a ...
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Robyn Inks With Young Artists Management

Swedish pop savant Robyn, a pioneer of the innovative alt-pop sounds of the past 15-odd years that have influenced artists ranging from Charli XCX to Taylor Swift and beyond, has teamed up with Young Artists — a division of the entertainment company formerly known as Young Turks — which is now her global management company. […]
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Taylor Swift And Ed Sheeran Walked Into A Pub And What Happened Was No Joke

The "Blank Space" singer enjoyed a very quiet drink.
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