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A more recent example was the praise given to Ryan Adams’ version of Taylor Swift’s album 1989. Many critics gushed, claiming it brought meaning to an otherwise superficial pop record. The fact that Swift is one of the most powerful musicians in the world, or that this record sold 1.2 million copies in its first week of release in the US alone, isn’t even the point; it is that she wrote the songs. She didn’t need a man to legitimise them as ‘art’.
—  Ali Barter (It’s About Fucking Time We Gave Female Musicians The Credit They Deserve)
An Open Letter to BuzzFeed

I have grown increasingly sick of your two-faced attitude and carelessness with how you address social issues, particularly how you twist racism and sexism to fabricate superfluous stories about your celebrity of the week… which more than often happens to be none other than Taylor Swift. It is very telling how you preach social activism yet use social discrimination as your own personal soapbox to spin your carefully crafted webs in which you attempt to convince the general public of whatever weekly angle you have chosen to take - no matter if you’ve previously preached to the opposite. You criticize celebrities for their “lack of social activism” yet serve as nothing more than a glorified celebrity gossip mix-tape that has been repeating on a loop long past its time. Whenever you feel it to be profitable, you preach to the choir about feminism, and yet here you are again crucifying a powerful woman simply because her name carries more weight than your brand. I could spend hours picking apart your latest preposterous article on Taylor Swift, pinpointing exactly where you exaggerated in order to fluff up your otherwise barren story, (i.e. your overly critical analyses of decade-old songs, your isolation of Taylor Swift from every other artist in order to play to your storyline, your fascination with your inflated version of her love life, your exaggerated accounts of fandom drama to appeal to an already polarized group, your pure falsehoods when discussing her personal life, etc.), but there are more pressing issues here than your disturbing fixation with Taylor Swift. I am more concerned with your general precariousness with spinning lies into what may appear to be a truthful article (however in retrospect I hope nobody truly considers BuzzFeed to be a source of actual news). Especially in light of our election, specifically with the misconstruing of facts and falsehoods, I would have hoped that you would have lost your taste for twisting facts in order to garner mass public attention; but clearly you are still fixated by the attention it brings you. Racism and sexism are extraordinarily important issues in our society, and these issues have been further amplified by this past election season as well as the actions which have followed; they are not toys for you to play with when you lose the influence to write about anything truly important. If you were genuinely interested in combating racism and sexism, in promoting intersectional feminism and fighting for equality on all fronts, then you would write an educated piece on the social impacts and implications of these discriminatory acts; your attributing these to Taylor Swift does nothing more than reveal your shallowness and disregard for the gravity of our current situation. You continue to both preach feminism with one face yet turn around and gossip about whatever powerful female celebrity will bring you the most attention with the other; you continue to claim to fight against racism, and yet turn right around and use these issues as a stepping stool into the public eye. It truly is astonishing that you continue to have the nerve to manufacture lengthy fictional articles on high profile celebrities as a means of catching the public’s attention in the midst of a country struggling with heightened racism and sexism, that you have nothing more to say on the issues than what you misconstrued in order to prop yourself up, that your only way to have a voice is to pretend as though Taylor Swift were the enemy and not those actually creating problems in our country (i.e. the GOP, Trump, Pence, Ryan, Bannon, etc.). Until you clean up your articles and start reporting in a truthful light, then you absolutely do not get to stand there and talk down to anyone for not displaying the standard of perfection in all social movements; until the underlying hypocrisy which has tainted your brand has disappeared, you are in no position to claim yourself to be a news company.

When you think about it, so many of us were appreciating and looking up to Taylor when she wasn’t even 20 yet, she was just a curly-haired country girl in cowboy boots. It’s moments like her birthday where you truly realise that time moves insanely fast, and you play back all of the beautiful years that you have been supported and encouraged by Taylor and her music.

i wrote a piece for our newsletter about how taylor swift + white girls in girl gang merch are annoying and the managing editor of the new york times (!!!!!) wrote to our editor in chief saying “Fashion at its worst is this type cultural appropriation that’s nothing more than a veiled money grab, and while I’m not a female, I appreciate RACKED taking a stand and delivering a strong POV on this particular topic. The new site and newsletters are much improved. Keep it up.” 

i feel like carrie bradshaw!! 

Zayn Malik Reveals the Story Behind His Fifty Shades Collaboration with Taylor Swift

Zayn Malik and Taylor Swift‘s new single “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” off of the new Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack quickly shot to number one after its release, and now the “Pillowtalk” singer is opening up about how the collaboration came to be.

“We were kind of in separate places when I mentioned the idea to her. I spoke to her on the phone and she heard the song because Jack [Antonoff] had played it to her,” the singer, 23, said Tuesday on the Elvis Duran and The Morning Show. “So she really liked it and she went in the studio the next day.”

Swift — who is close friends with both Malik’s girlfriend Gigi Hadid and the movie franchise’s leading lady Dakota Johnson — “was cool with it” after Malik asked her to collaborate on the track, which was written by Swift, Sam Dew and Antonoff (who also produced it).

“The interesting thing was she’s actually friends with Gi, so she already reached out because Jack had just played her the song anyway, just because we’d done it together and she really liked it,” says Malik.

Indeed, a source close to the superstars tells PEOPLE Swift, 27, was completely on board with the idea.

“Taylor heard an unfinished version of ‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever’ and was immediately inspired to go into the studio, finish writing the song and lend her vocals to the track,” says the source.

It’s been more than two years since Swift released her record-shattering 1989 album in October 2014. On Tuesday (Swift’s 27th birthday), AT&T released new content on Taylor Swift NOW, a new video experience created by the company and Swift as part of her exclusive multi-year deal with AT&T.

-People (x)

I am so here for Taylor being super gay right now. Like, 2014 is coming back to me and I am LIVING. She’s going out and about with Karlie again, they’re going MIA together, she’s singing all the gay songs and keeping the pronouns, she dressed up as a known queer character for Halloween and TS6 is on its way and is predicted to be the gayest of them all. What a time to be alive.

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Boys want love if it’s torture, but real men want you to text them back. Honestly. The way you can tell the boys from the men is how they react when you don’t play games with them. A boy will become bored. A man will want to get to know you more. Everyone wants a challenge, but you shouldn’t have to completely manipulate your communication style in order to seem like one. Your conversation, your outlook, your wit, your accomplishments, your charisma, those things should challenge him. Any man knows that if you’re showing him all of those qualities, you could just as easily show them to someone else if he plays games. You know what they say, play games with a girl, she’ll chase you. Play games with a woman, she will replace you.

what kind of wlw are you based on taylor swift’s albums

taylor swift: small gay. probably dreams of moving to a ranch with her future wife and running it together. loves animals. wears a lot of sundresses and denim. kind of lacks a filter.

fearless: makes scrapbooks for her gf filled with pictures of them and plenty of gay quotes. makes a of speeches about how being gay is wonderful and everyone will get their happy ending. LOVES florals.

speak now: wears flowing dresses and flower crowns, super sweet to everyone. really likes fairytales and campaigns for a disney movie where two princesses end up together. dreams of a Very Big and Very Very Gay wedding. knows a lot of inspirational lyrics.

red: reads a lot of books and insists that every female book character is a lesbian. writes a lot of gay poetry. ideal date is drinking coffee while walking down a street with their gf in the middle of autumn. wears a lot of plaid. cooks for her girlfriend a lot.

1989: makes a lot of straight people jokes. thinks the “boys and boys and girls and girls” line is the best thing taylor’s ever come up with. only hangs out with Not Straight people and tries to be a supportive, big gay sister to her younger WLW friends.

The 100 Greatest Award Show Performances of All Time

97. Taylor Swift, “Blank Space” (American Music Awards, 2014)

Though people will make surprised-award-show-face jokes about Taylor Swift until she’s physically unable to raise her hands to her gasping mouth, Swift made clear at the ‘14 AMAs that she was making no more concessions to needless humility. “Blank Space” was pop spectacle at its most professional, with Swift literally playing with fire as she guiltlessly shed her acoustic roots. Turns out, she loves the game, too.

Source: Billboard

now that ed’s coming back i feel my sweeran powers getting stronger by the minute. i could make wonderland about sweeran and its the gayest song. i can feel my sweeran blood running through my sweeran veins i can feel it reach my sweeran heart. yall should unfollow me b4 friday when i’ll be truly powerful enough to make literally every single lyric that comes out of edward sheerans mouth about taylor alison swift. unfollow me right now this is a warning……..

let’s play a game, it’s called: remember when I made a master post about how trashy and disrespectful Calcium hambag was to Taylor and it got 400+ notes of swifties just trashing and dragging me over it, and still trying to defend him?

cool me too, now let’s play a game called: the other side of the fandom is fake af for now trashing Calvin and saying how nasty he is, calling him names, and saying he treated Taylor badly. when 6+ months ago y'all were ready to have an instant orgasm over an olive tree no one has ever seen.

good times guys, taylor must be proud.

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its_leslieeeee: I don’t know about you but I’m feeling 22 💕🎶 TAYLOR SWIFT KILLED IT TONIGHT!!!!! @taylorswift @directvnow @att Thank you for this concert! I had a blast! 🤗🤗🤗 #SuperSaturdayNight #ClubNomadic #DirectTvNow #AT&T #superbowlweekend #sbli #sb51 #houston #litaf

Taylor Swift Will Get Her Own Way Thanks To Spotify's IPO Ambitions And Its $1bn Loan

Ian Morris ,  
CONTRIBUTOR

There are probably other artists that wanted their music off Spotify because of its policy, but Taylor Swift was the most vocal about it. The streaming firm had, previously, demanded that any artist available to users of its paid platform also had to be available to the free, ad-supported service too. It’s this decision which Spotify appears to have reversed.

This was historically a problem for Swift, who didn’t want her new albums available on the free tier. Her label president told Rolling Stone in November 2014 “If this fan went and purchased the record, CD, iTunes, wherever, and then their friends go, ‘why did you pay for it? It’s free on Spotify,’ we’re being completely disrespectful to that superfan”.

Ultimately, of course, it’s reasonable for any artist to withdraw their work from a platform for any reason, but Swift’s makes sense for her fans, and also for her bottom line. Spotify will never pay as much as pure album sales, so why cannibalize one with the other? Swift could sell her CDs and digital downloads until demand slows, then opt to pop them on Spotify.

So why now? Well the FT suggests (paywall) this is the product of Spotify’s move to an IPO sometime soon. The music firm borrowed $1 billion last year, a loan which will be repaid on IPO giving investors TPG and Dragoneer a 20% discount on its eventual share price. The terms of that loan mean that it will also see a further 2.5% discount added for each six month period. That’s in addition to an interest rate of 5% with a further percentage point added every six months.

Spotify then needs to get as many labels onboard as possible in order to be attractive on flotation. It’s also in the middle of negotiating new deals with the major labels, and this will likely help them achieve as low a rate per stream as possible.

So while Taylor Swift isn’t the only reason to sort out this problem, it’s likely being able to say she’s back on board would be a nice little publicity bump ahead of the IPO.

Spotify now has 50m global paying customers and 100m total active users, making it the largest paid music platform. It’s only the second biggest streaming service in the US though, where Pandora - with its own free service - has far greater penetration (32% compared to Spotify’s 18%) Pandora has 80m users of its free service in the US and is worth around $5bn. Spotify is said to have a value of around $8bn.

Crunchbase suggests Spotify has so far raised $2.56B in 15 funding rounds.

concept: taylor swift showing up at the women’s march and actually speaking up for once. she delivers an amazing speech on feminism and other important issues like the black lives matter movement. then, she ends her speech by telling trump to fuck himself, and starts an amazing performance of her song Change that would be praised by critics all over the world for decades