every child a writer

do you ever cry because haley james scott got a tattoo of nathan’s jersey number at the tender age of 16 because she loved him so much? she went and got a freaking tattoo!!! tutor girl got a tattoo for a boy she was just dating at the time, even before they exchanged ‘I love you’s’. at 16 she was so in love she didn’t even care if they weren’t going to last, she just wanted to remember forever of how she was feeling, of how much she loved that person in such little time, even if they weren’t meant to be. haley james scott has been in love with nathan scott since she was 16 and i think that’s beautiful.

To Apple, Love Taylor

I write this to explain why I’ll be holding back my album, 1989, from the new streaming service, Apple Music. I feel this deserves an explanation because Apple has been and will continue to be one of my best partners in selling music and creating ways for me to connect with my fans. I respect the company and the truly ingenious minds that have created a legacy based on innovation and pushing the right boundaries.

I’m sure you are aware that Apple Music will be offering a free 3 month trial to anyone who signs up for the service. I’m not sure you know that Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months. I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company.

This is not about me. Thankfully I am on my fifth album and can support myself, my band, crew, and entire management team by playing live shows. This is about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success. This is about the young songwriter who just got his or her first cut and thought that the royalties from that would get them out of debt. This is about the producer who works tirelessly to innovate and create, just like the innovators and creators at Apple are pioneering in their field…but will not get paid for a quarter of a year’s worth of plays on his or her songs.

These are not the complaints of a spoiled, petulant child. These are the echoed sentiments of every artist, writer and producer in my social circles who are afraid to speak up publicly because we admire and respect Apple so much. We simply do not respect this particular call.

I realize that Apple is working towards a goal of paid streaming. I think that is beautiful progress. We know how astronomically successful Apple has been and we know that this incredible company has the money to pay artists, writers and producers for the 3 month trial period… even if it is free for the fans trying it out.

Three months is a long time to go unpaid, and it is unfair to ask anyone to work for nothing. I say this with love, reverence, and admiration for everything else Apple has done. I hope that soon I can join them in the progression towards a streaming model that seems fair to those who create this music. I think this could be the platform that gets it right.

But I say to Apple with all due respect, it’s not too late to change this policy and change the minds of those in the music industry who will be deeply and gravely affected by this. We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.

Taylor

anonymous asked:

man maybe i wouldnt hate all these stark!reader x peter parker imagine things if the fucking reader straight up told her father to fuck off. like obv tanky woyld be a shit dad, absent and manipulative and not caring about the childs safty and like MAYBE I WOULDNT HATE EVERY OTHER DUCKING WRITER IN THE PETER PARKER X READER TAG IF I DODNT HAVE TO READ ABOUT HAVING TO SNEAK AROUND WITH PETER BECAUSE TINY IS BEING THAT 'GET AWAY FROM MY DAUGHTER' DAD

not only is that “get away from my daughter” trope played out, it’s abusive & gross & manipulative as fuck which. i guess is in character for tony

The child destined to be a writer is vulnerable to every wind that blows. Now warm, now chill, next joyous, then despairing, the essence of his nature is to escape the atmosphere about him, no matter how stable, even loving. No ties, no binding chains, save those he forges for himself. Or so he thinks. But escape can be delusion, and what he is running from is not the enclosing world and its inhabitants, but his own inadequate self that fears to meet the demands which life makes upon it. Therefore create. Act God. Fashion men and women as Prometheus fashioned them from clay, and, by doing this, work out the unconscious strife within and be reconciled. While in others, imbued with a desire to mould, to instruct, to spread a message that will inspire the reader and so change his world, though the motive may be humane and even noble – many great works have done just this – the source is the same dissatisfaction, a yearning to escape.
—  Daphne du Maurier
This is not about me. Thankfully I am on my fifth album and can support myself, my band, crew, and entire management team by playing live shows. This is about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success. This is about the young songwriter who just got his or her first cut and thought that the royalties from that would get them out of debt. This is about the producer who works tirelessly to innovate and create, just like the innovators and creators at Apple are pioneering in their field…but will not get paid for a quarter of a year’s worth of plays on his or her songs.
These are not the complaints of a spoiled, petulant child. These are the echoed sentiments of every artist, writer and producer in my social circles who are afraid to speak up publicly because we admire and respect Apple so much. We simply do not respect this particular call.
—  Taylor Swift
REMEMBER THESE WORDS REGARDING THIS APPLE ORDEAL:

“This is not about me. Thankfully I am on my fifth album and can support myself, my band, crew, and entire management team by playing live shows.”

“These are not the complaints of a spoiled, petulant child. These are the echoed sentiments of every artist, writer and producer in my social circles who are afraid to speak up publicly because we admire and respect Apple so much. We simply do not respect this particular call.” -Taylor Swift

In Bangladesh a woman of childbearing age gets vaccinated against tetanus, a disease that can be deadly for infants. Bangladesh is working to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus, which most countries have ended through vaccination. This photo is part of a collection commissioned by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to energize the global community to reach every child with life-saving #vaccines. Thirty world-renowned photographers, painters, sculptors, writers, filmmakers, and musicians took part in the “Art of Saving a Life” series. View more artwork at artofsavingalife.com. © 2014 GMB Akash