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pop queens aka ariana grande and little mix are getting snubbed at music awards when they’re out here making pop perfection albums and breaking records and smashing the charts with their songs…….. both artists are extremely talented in terms of vocals and artistry, they both put on amazing performances that are high in production that even includes choreography while singing their lungs out…….. justice for ariana and little mix im so done with ppl sleeping on talent 

ever since i got into paramore, every album they’ve put out has spoken to me at the perfect time, like every album release came with the perfect instrumentals and lyrics to speak to a certain group and fit a certain mood and mental state and they do that perfectly, like i needed after laughter, this lyricism, the upbeat tone behind the dark themes that still leave you feeling like, “life sucks but we’re gonna get through it” that? i needed that and i’m just always so grateful for this band like wow

I'm not sure if people will get what I mean

But I feel like All Time Low’s album is going to be perfect for night driving like for real, ‘Good Times’, ‘Life of the Party’, ‘Last Young Renegade’, and 'Dirty Laundry’ just have that perfect nighttime driving ring to them

The idea that Taylor made a strategic business decision solely for the purpose of being petty ignores everything we know about how she had built her career and her reputation as one of the most admired business minds in her industry. Industry publications (tech, business & music) have all been speaking on the Spotify issue in the past few months. Taylor'a future actions have prominently featured in many of those articles. Talk of an impending deal have been wide spread. This was going to happen.

In true Taylor fashion the rollout would be done to showcase her return to Spotify the way she wanted it framed. She was not going to be seen “crawling” back to Spotify. It wasn’t going to go down as just a foot note. She was bringing something to the table. She took a strong well-reasoned stand against their unfair treatment and her return was not going to be seen as some type of capitulation to the inevitability of streaming.

Instead she waited till changes and reparations were made by Spotify. She waited until she had unassailable proof that she won the “game of chicken” against Spotify and everyone that said her decision would adversely effect 1989 on sales and charts. She waited till she had the numbers to show and the certification announcements. She waited…possibly…till the timing was right for an impending new album release. Timing was perfect. Then she framed it as a gift…a thank you to her fans. The ones who came through for her by buying her music. I think this was her primary strategy.

If thought was given to her return coinciding with Katy Perry’s album…and I think it is naive to assume it wasn’t part of the discussion…I don’t think it was an issue of being petty/passive aggressive that was the dominating thought. I think talk would have centered around how do we make sure Taylor’s return to Spotify is triumphant. They would have wanted her return to be viewed as significant to Spotify. To accomplish this they needed the fans to stream in mass. They needed the media frothing at the mouth to discuss. They even needed social media to make it an event. What better way to do that then piggy backing off of Katy’s ill-conceived marketing strategy to drag Taylor into her own album promo.

Seems to me she used her impressive body of work to be her “on the record” comment/response to Katy and then let everybody else let their petty hearts run wild and have fun with it creating the big buzz. It’s was a good strategy and it was well executed to maintain her reputation and standing in both the music and business world in my opinion.

me: wow harry’s new album is my favourite album of all times? all of the songs are so well thought out and emotional, they speak to me on so many different levels and you can really see how much time harry spent working on them and choosing them for this album to be perfection. the sound of them is simply world changing i don’t want to listen to anything else for the rest of my life.

someone: oh so the album is out already?

me: huh? no not yet

Notes

Everyone and their mother has done a version of this story in the last few days, but I got a few requests, so here’s my take!

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Your heart sank when you heard his voice crack.

He recovered right away, which you knew he would, but the subtle look of disappointment on his face when the performance ended was obvious to you. He had been rehearsing so long and practicing so hard all week to make sure the performance was perfect; he had even stopped his band more than once to ask if he could redo a certain section because he knew he get it better. The last rehearsal before the show, he had nailed every single note but now, when it was live, he had missed one and you knew he wasn’t happy about it.

The crowd was still ecstatic when he finished and you knew that no one other than Harry was going to care about his voice cracking, but Harry was his own worst critic and you had seen the result of that more than once over the course of your relationship.

There had been a few nights – down in Jamaica – where Harry had come home from a long day at the studio and went straight into the sitting room to continue working on lyrics, even though you were in a bathing suit and preparing to take a dip in the private Jacuzzi outside your apartment.

“Harry, you’ve been at this for hours,” you would say, “Take a break and come swim with me.”

No matter how much you tried to persuade him by wrapping your arms around his shoulders or shoving your scantily clad body into his back or pressing kisses to his neck, he wouldn’t give in.

“M’sorry babe. I need to finish this.”

“I bet all the other guys have gone to bed. You’re going back to the studio tomorrow; I’m sure all the words will be the same by then.”

He would let out a slightly annoyed sigh and turn ever-so-slightly in his chair.

“I’ve been workin’ on this one for days, (Y/N). It needs to be perfect and I can’t get it where I want it.”

You had enjoyed your time with Harry in Jamaica – you really had – but it was nights like that where you worried about his well-being. Harry would work until he collapsed if you let him; that’s why you were happy he had surrounded himself with so many people who weren’t going to let that happen. More than one night, his bandmates had forced him to take a break and go back to the apartment for dinner and to spend some time with you. You hadn’t expected to see Harry all that much while you were down here, but those little moments during the evening were always nice.

Harry was much more worried about his album being perfect than you knew anyone else was, but that was just how Harry operated.

Which is why you knew he wasn’t going to be happy about missing that note.

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AS MUCH AS WE BLAME SM FOR THE LINE DISTRIBUTION

It makes me happy and proud that they refused to change the banned lyrics of “cherry bomb” like wow, they don’t aim for the trophy. They know how hardworking the NCT 127 members are (especially Mark and Taeyong since they made the lyrics for every song in the mini album). The song is already perfect the way it is, we all love it so freak what KBS thinks.

0 mile is a good song though, I’m happy that they’re promoting it but it would be dope if Cherry Bomb is also there like damn KBS, you just missed THE BIGGEST HIT (see what i did there). DID U SEE HOW FUCKING LIT CHERRY BOMB IS, IT’S A BOP!! THE DANCE MOVES, THE VISUALS (OH DONT GET ME STARTED) THAT KILLED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US (sleeveless jaehyun and yuta, hallelujah) AND THE MUSIC ITSELF MAKES NCT 127 UNIQUE. KBS BETTER PROMOTE NCT 127 CAUSE THEY FREAKING DESERVE IT, LIKE HELLO THEY’RE THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED IN KPOP (THEY JUST SAVED 2017 TBH).

But thank you though, I just saw NCT 127 in music bank and I feel blessed, my soul is purified (and oh taeyong and mark’s moments is mah lyf).

I love you SM and NCT 127! NCTzens are always here for you no matter what!!