What she says: I’m fine

What she means: Red is the fourth studio album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. It was released on October 22, 2012, by Big Machine Records, as the follow-up to her third studio album, Speak Now. The album title was inspired by the “semi-toxic relationships” that Swift experienced during the process of conceiving this album, which Swift described the emotions she felt as “red emotions” due to their intense and tumultuous nature. Red touches on Swift’s signature themes of love and heartbreak, however, from a more mature perspective while exploring other themes such as fame and the pressure of being in the limelight. The album features collaborations with producers and guest artists such as Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol and Ed Sheeran and is noted for Swift’s experimentation with new musical genres. Swift completed The Red Tour in support of the album on June 12, 2014, which became the highest-grossing tour of all time by a country artist, grossing over $150 million.

Red was well received by critics and earned Swift Grammy Award nominations for Best Country Album and Album of the Year. It debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, giving Swift her third consecutive chart topper in the US. Its first week sales of 1.21 million was the third biggest debut in history for a female artist and became the fastest-selling album in over a decade. It made music history for claiming the biggest first week sales of all time by a country act, the record previously held by Garth Brooks. Red is just the 18th album in United States history to sell one million copies in a single week. It was also a huge global success, becoming Swift’s first chart-topper in the UK, and also topped the album charts in Australia, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand while charting in the top ten in every other major market including China.

Worldwide, Red has sold 6 million copies as of August 2014. It was Swift’s third consecutive top-seller and the second best-seller overall across all genres despite being out only for two months. This makes the fourth time Swift has an album ranked in the year’s top three sellers. Red has been certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), making it Swift’s fourth consecutive album to reach this plate

anonymous asked:

how different do your covers sound before mixing? i've started doing covers but either i'm not doing a very good job of mixing or are the before and after supposed to sound really similar.

Well it really depends on the type of song you’re doing!

The goal of mixing is to make it sound like everything was performed “live” or at the same point in spacetime. For acoustic instrumentals, it might only be a matter of lightly compressing vocals and adding reverb. But for things like rock, edm, and other genres of music you might need a lot more processing to make everything sound neat. 

It sounds frustrating and vague I know, but mixing is 90% throwing things against the wall and seeing what sticks. We’re all with you in the struggle bud so keep at it and I promise it’ll get easier with time and practice!

Hope that helped c:

Originally posted by glitch-stitch

while i listen to literally every genre of music i would be lying if i didnt admit that most of the time im listening to video game OSTs and imagining stuff with my OCs to them

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bts acknowledged the wide range of fans they have by making a survey in 6 different languages. the survey gives you the “other” option if you dont wanna select male/female as a gender. they ask us when do we check for bts content and if it’s disrupting school/work. they want our input about the genres of music we like. they ask us if we are creative, what other interests we have and also about our mental health. i fucking love this group goodbye


PLAYLISTS for mitch, jonas, sidney, scratch, javier, and cliff! these are a few songs/bands i think the characters would listen to. some of them i admittedly didn’t actually listen to before adding to playlists (coughs, javier’s and cliff’s..) so i hope they’re not too?? awful?? sorry i just can’t listen to juggalo or country tunes oops. i’ll probably periodically be editing these

feel free to suggest other songs for them on my twitter!

mitch: metal, thrash, rock

jonas: indie/alternative, synth, 60s-80s

sidney: pop punk, alternative

scratch: punk rock, british rock (is that a genre who knows)

javier: juggalo music i dont?? know

cliff: yeehaw

mitch | jonas | sidney | scratch | javier | cliff


Here it is, babes: my highly requested mixtape how-to !!


  • Blank CD’s + jewel cases
  • iTunes + a disc drive
  • Sharpie or other permanent marker
  • Collage supplies !
    • glue stick, magazine scraps, stickers, glitter, etc.


1. Decide your purpose.

What’s it for? Who’s it for? Will you have a theme? What kinda music/genres fit with that theme? 

2. Compile the tracks into a playlist on iTunes.


Here are sum tipz for compiling your tracklist:

  • I like to vary old + new music, genres, moods, etc.
  • To make it flow, I like to place the songs in an order where each song somehow compliments or contrasts the previous track.
  • Include a good mix of familiar tracks and new finds.
  • Live versions of familiar songs are always a good idea.
  • Consider movie soundtracks ! Those are ALREADY like mixtapes!
  • 15 songs is a good # of tracks to shoot for.

3. Burn the CD !!!

Insert a blank disc into your disc drive.


4. Wait 4 the disc to burn.

Grab a big ol snack while u wait. Make sure you don’t bump your computer while the disc is burning or the driver could fail.


This is obviously my fav part nnggg. My biggest tip is that collaging takes tons of practice to get a feel for. The person you’re making the mix for will love it NO MATTER WHAT, so don’t sweat it.

Here are some of my biggest tips on art directing yer new creation:

  • I start by cutting out a little less than 5″ by 5″ piece of plain card stock to act as a solid background.
  • A good title can MAKE a CD (and lend itself to some solid visuals).
  • Have a small collection of magazines + clippings to go to for inspiration. My favs are 1980′s Nat Geo’s, “Oh Comely” (a British rag). and NYLON.
  • To get my clippings, I look through a few issues and clip ANYTHING that relates to the vibe of my mix in any way. Sometimes I have a color scheme in my head or a specific imagine or mood. That guides my pics, but I’m always ready to deviate if something else grabs my eye.
  • Sometimes simple covers with a big graphic and some dope patterns/color blocking are more appealing than wild ones, so don’t overthink it ~


Here are some covers I’ve made to give y’all some samples:

If you follow this how-to, be sure to tag me in yer pics <3 !

MBTI types and music genres:

ENTP: trap & drill

INTJ: tech house

ENTJ: jazz rap/native tongue

INFJ: indie pop

ENFP: electro swing

ENFJ: industrial rock

INTP: grunge

INFP: New Orleans/Dixieland Jazz

ISTJ: dubstep

ESTP: gangsta rap


ISTP: fusion/jazz rock

ISFP: Chicago and Detroit soul (motown)

ESFJ: reggaetón/latin rap

ESTJ: freestyle & breakdance

ISFJ: contemporary classical