Tree Paine är Taylors nya publicist

2014-04-11
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Tidigare i år släppte Billboard Magazine nyheten om att Paula Erickson väljer att sluta som Taylors publicist. Paula har representerat Taylor sedan hon släppte sitt första album 2006, och nu efter 7 år väljer Paula att säga upp sig. Idag kan man läsa i MusicRow att Taylors nya representant heter Tree Paine och tillträder tjänsten som publicist den 1 juni.
 
En publicist är en representant för kändisen och en brygga mellan en kändis, media och fansen. D.v.s. bokar spelningar, intervjuer, styr vilka frågor som får ställas, skriver pressmeddelanden, leder kampanjer m.m. Det är alltså mycket viktigt att sammarbetet mellan artisten och publicisten fungerar bra och nu verkar Taylor alltså ha hittat en hon litar på.
 
Jag har träffat Paula flera gånger då hon bl.a. uppgraderat fans biljetter. Hon är en supertrevlig person som har representerat Taylor mycket bra och som jobbat hårt med att upprätthålla en bra relation till fansen. Jag önskar henne all lycka till i framtiden och så får vi se hur det kommer se ut med Tree framöver.
 
 
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Taylor att medverka i Food Network

2014-03-17
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Enligt denna sida ("She and T Swift will have an upcoming Food Network special") så kommer Taylor medverka i ett specialavsnitt för Food Network och/eller dyka upp i tidningen. Spekulationerna fortsätter men det är absolut något på gång med Ina Garten. Vi får helt avvakta tills det dyker upp officiella nyheter om det! Spännande! Vi får ju alltid höra att Taylor är en duktig kock, ska bli kul att få se det också. 
 
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Billboard Money Makers

2014-03-10
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Taylor ligger på första plats på Billboard's Money Makers listan över artister/band som tjäntat mest pengar under året. Hon ligger före bland annat Justin Timberlake, Rihanna och Beyonce. I artikeln nedan finns några av Taylors prestationer under det föregående året.
 
 
 
In theater, a triple threat is an artist who has the chops to sing, dance and act. It's a different ballgame in the music biz, where touring and the two avenues of sales (physical and digital) reign supreme. In that regard, there's no artist more threat-ening than pop-country juggernaut Taylor Swift, who crushed it on nearly every level in the past year, and claims the top spot on Billboard's annual Money Makersrich list.

Swift proved adept at capturing revenue from every angle this year, earning a whopping $39,699,575.60. Fueled by 2012's "Red," the singer's album sales were eighth among all of Billboard's Money Makers, while on the digital front she sold nearly 10 million downloads, ranking sixth, and fifth in streaming royalties -- tops in country music.

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Intervju i Time Magazine

2014-03-07
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Taylor har gjort en intervju med Time Magazine, där hon pratar om varför hon flyttade till Nashville och vilka hennes favorit ställen i Nashville är.
 
Nashville is more than the heart of Taylor Swift’s business, it’s her home. But the city she came to as 13-year-old aspiring singer has grown far beyond its musical roots; it’s now an economic and cultural powerhouse. TIME’s Alex Rogers spoke to Swift about her favorite city for this week’s magazine feature which looks at the unique alchemy that makes Nashville both a classic American city and a modern success story. Here are excerpts of their conversation.

TIME: Why did you decide to live in Nashville?
SWIFT: I decided to move to Nashville when I was about 10 years old. I was obsessed with watching biography TV shows about Faith Hill and Shania Twain, and I noticed that both of them went to Nashville to start their careers. From that point on, I began relentlessly nagging, begging, and pleading with my parents to take me on a trip there. When I was 11, my mom took my brother and me to Nashville on spring break and we drove up and down Music Row. She would wait in the car as I scampered into record labels one by one, handing my demo CD to the receptionists. I remember thinking it was so odd and wonderful that all of these important record labels were all on one street, most of them in small buildings and old houses. I remember being charmed by how kind people were to strangers and newcomers like us. We took more and more trips to Nashville as time went by, and when at 13, I was offered a development deal by a major record label, my parents gave in and we moved from Pennsylvania.

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Fem ACMs nomineringar

2014-01-30
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Nomineringarna för årets Academy of Country Music Awards har släppts och Taylor är nominerad till hela fem priser! Galan tar plats den 6 april. Entertainer of the Year är det en av två priser som är fanröstade (röstningen har inte börjat än), andra röstas fram av en jury. Taylor vann Entertainer of the Year på denna gala 2010 och 2011, så visst vore det roligt om vi kunde ge det till henne igen någon dag?
  • Vocal Event of the Year (Highway Don’t Care)
  • Video of the Year (Highway Don’t Care)
  • Single Record of the Year (Highway Don’t Care)
  • Female Vocalist of the Year
  • Entertainer of the Year

Billboardintervju om Ed

2014-01-25
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Taylor har pratat med Billboard Magazine inför Grammy Awards som tar plats imorgon (natten mellan söndag och måndag svensk tid) om hur mycket hon vill att Ed Sheeran ska vinna Best New Artist - och alla andra priser han någonsin är nominerad för. Så mycket gillar hon honom! Och vem gör inte det... Vi håller tummarna för både Taylor och Ed imorgon kväll. Läs artikeln nedan!
 

It’s a crowded field for Best New Artist at this year’s GRAMMYsEd Sheeran,James BlakeKacey MusgravesKendrick Lamar, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis all bring convincing arguments to the table, from very different corners of the music world, no less. But Taylor Swift had no trouble making up her mind. For her, it’s all about touring comrade/collaborator Sheeran, and Billboard caught up with Swift to get the details.

 

"I want him to win everything he’s ever up for," the singer says. "He’s one of my favorite people on the planet. And he’s so talented and he’s worked so hard for it."

 

In live settings, Sheeran’s uncanny charm brings whole arenas to silence, allowing him to perform his heartfelt acoustic songs without a backing band. Swift thinks that onstage persona could lend itself to the GRAMMY podium as well.

 

"I think he would have amazing acceptance speeches. We toured together all year and I watched him every single night. He was just such a show-stopper.”

 

Sheeran is prepping for the release of his highly-anticipated sophomore effort, due some time in 2014. He worked with the legendary Rick Rubin on the new music and says he hopes to release three albums over the next three years. 

 

"It was so amazing to watch him work and to watch him put together his new record, which is going to be great," Swift says. "Whether or not he wins Best New Artist, I think people are going to be so blown away by what comes next from him."

 

Speaking of new albums, Swift herself is due to release a new studio full length next year, rumored for the fourth quarter of 2014. “I’m really loving collaboration right now,” she told Billboard in December. “I see it as a bit of an apprenticeship. I want to be around people who love writing songs and have done it for years.”

 

Swift has already hinted that Max Martin is among those collaborators. 

 

In the meantime, Swift is set to perform at this year’s GRAMMYs and is nominated for four awards: Album of the Year and Best Country Album for “Red,” Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Highway Don’t Care” (alongside Tim McGraw and Keith Urban), and Best Country Song for “Begin Again.” 


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Taylors sittplats på GRAMMYS

2014-01-25
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Taylor twittrar om ny artikel i Rolling Stone

2014-01-12
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Taylors RED-turné är den turné som dragit in mest pengar totalt sett under det gångna året! Artikeln tar upp om antalet konserter och jämför biljettpriser med andra kändisars turnéer. Artikeln handlar om att konsertbiljettförsäljningen gått dåligt ett tag men att den är på uppgång och att Taylor leder den uppåt.
 
 
 
Taylor Swift Leads Rebounding Concert Business
 
With Taylor Swiftleading the way, grossing more than $110 million for her North American tour, the concert business appears to have fully recovered from its summer struggles of three years ago. Overall ticket revenues have jumped from $1.7 billion in 2000 to $5.1 billion last year, according to Pollstar's newly released end-of-2013 data. The numbers are especially encouraging for fans, given average ticket prices went up just 1.1 percent, to $69.52. In part, prices were low because of tours like Swift, whose prices averaged $84.40, and second-place Bon Jovi, who grossed $107 million with $95 prices.
 
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ZAP2IT intervju

2014-01-12
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Det har dykt upp en artikel av Zap2It där Taylor blir intervjuad om turnén, Sweeter Than Fiction och fansen. Läs den nedan:
 
 Taylor Swift received birthday gifts during the holiday season, but she also gave quite a hefty one.
 
Nominated for four Grammys at the 56th annual awards -- which CBS televises Sunday, Jan. 26 -- the singing-songwriting superstar marked turning 24 last month by donating $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony. 

The musicians had taken a 15-percent salary cut in their contract negotiation last summer, and Swift elected to do her part, which earned her DoSomething.org's title of most charitable celebrity of 2013.
 
"They're an incredible group of people," she tells Zap2It. "I played with them a couple of years ago, and I had no idea they had gotten so wiped out by the floods in Nashville. There was so much damage to their building, they had to cut back on costs. They would never ask me to give anything, and that's why I felt compelled to do so."
 
Now with Grammy bids for the multiple-hit-yielding "Red" that include Album of the Year and Country Album -- both of which she won in 2010 (for "Fearless") -- Swift will take her current concert tour to Europe days after the award ceremony. She intends to give those fans the whole show, entailing some big shipping costs.
 
"I'm so excited for London and Berlin," she says, "and I'm really excited that we've taken the time to ship everything over. We'll have the full show, and that's why we've taken a break between going to Australia and going to London. I don't want anybody to get a stripped-down version of the show, just me standing on a stage."
 
 

Taylor bekräftad att uppträda på Grammy Awards

2014-01-08
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Det är bekräftat att Taylor kommer att uppträda på årets Grammy Awards den 26 januari! Läs en artikel om detta nedan. Vilken låt hoppas ni att hon kommer uppträda med?
 
 

This year’s lineup of who’s performing at the Jan. 26 Grammy Awards has just been announced, and the show really promises to rock.

 

While nominees such as Taylor Swift, T.I., Macklemore and Lewis were certainly expected to perform, there will be the added benefits of Pink singing her popular duet (and song of the year nominee) “Just Give Me a Reason” with Nate Ruess from FUN.

Katy Perry will no doubt be Roaring onstage, and Robin Thicke will blur the lines alongside the ’70s and ’80s band Chicago, whose The Chicago Transit Authority album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame this year.

 

Perhaps the most exciting performance will be the inaugural Grammy appearance of New Zealander chanteuse Lorde, a nominee for four awards who’ll perform her hit “Royals.”

 

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Taylor utsedd till årets "Tennessean"

2013-12-29
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The Tennessean (Nashville och delstaten Tennessee's största tidning) utser varje år en person som dragit bra uppmärksamhet till Tennessee och Nashville. I år är Taylor Swift vinnare av kategorin mycket för hennes generösa sida mot Nashville som att skänka pengar både till symfoniorkestern och Country Music Hall of Fame, men även för att hon är en ambassadör för Nashville runtom i världen tack vare sin musik.
 
Det är en fantastisk hyllning till Taylor och artikeln är mycket läsvärd.
 
 
Taylor Swift just turned 24.
 
She came to Middle Tennessee from Pennsylvania at 14, and in the ensuing near-decade she has become an international superstar, and a wealthy young woman. Those are rare and laudable things, but they’ve been done before.
 
Swift, though, is unprecedented. She came to popular attention with Top 10 country hit “Tim McGraw” when she was 16, becoming the first mid-teenage singer-songwriter to do so since Janis Ian hit the Top 20 with “Society’s Child” in 1967. And Swift has made the most graceful transition from teen stardom to adult music career since Brenda Lee, who recorded signature hit “I’m Sorry” at age 15 and maintained an impeccable image on her way to the country music and rock and roll halls of fame.
 
Yet these are not the reasons that The Tennessean recognizes Swift as the 2013 Tennessean of the Year.
 
Swift has become a worldwide ambassador for Tennessee’s capital city, an example to millions of young (and not-so-young) people of how to turn damaged feelings into healing creativity, and a financial booster to some of the city’s most important institutions. In October, the Taylor Swift Education Center opened at the greatly expanded Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, courtesy of Swift’s $4 million gift, the largest individual artist gift in the museum’s history.
 
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Billboard Magazine, ny intervju

2013-12-23
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Taylor närvarade vid visningen av filmen One Chance i Los Angeles intervjuades hon av Billboard Magazine om hur hon ser på nästa år och hennes femte studioalbum. Hon pratar om att hon, liksom på albumet RED, sammarbetar med andra låtskrivare och producenter för att lära sig mer och mer om processen.
 
 
Taylor Swift Collaborating Again for Fifth Album: 'I See It as an Apprenticeship'
 
 "Red" sparked Taylor Swift to reach out to prominent writers to expand her musical palette and she intends to keep making those calls for the follow-up.
 
"I'm really loving collaboration right now," Swift told Billboard during a quick stop in Los Angeles to support her song "Sweeter Than Fiction" from the film "One Chance." "I see it as a bit of an apprenticeship. I want to be around people who love writing songs and have done it for years. Every time I'm in a studio I'm learning, like how to build a drum track, and getting a new perspective on things. It's so thrilling to keep learning on your fifth album.
 
"As soon as (an album) comes out I'm figuring out what the next one will be. It's gotten to the point where each one is a reinvention, which is what I like best. I like it when it sounds new and people don't know where you're going to go next."
 
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Donerar 100,000 dollar till Nashville Symphony

2013-12-14
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Taylor donerade 100,000 dollar till Nashville Symphony på sin födelsedag! Läs mer om det nedan:
 

Taylor Swift, who celebrates her 24th birthday today (Dec. 13), has made a $100,000 donation to the Nashville Symphony. The unexpected early Christmas gift surprised and delighted symphony representatives at a meeting facilitated by Dave Pomeroy, President of AFM Local 257, and attended by members of Swift’s organization.

 

“Taylor, who is a member of our local [community], is not only an amazing talent with fans all across the globe; she is also an incredibly generous artist who has never failed to demonstrate her devotion to not only her own band, but also to the greater Nashville community and our musicians. We applaud her fantastic contribution to Music City’s renowned orchestra. Thank you, Taylor, and ‘Happy Birthday’ too!” Pomeroy said.

 

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#3 mest betalda kvinnor 2013

2013-12-12
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Forbes har släppt en av sina årliga listor och Taylor har hamnat på plats 3 på listan för kvinnor som har tjänat mest under 2013. 55 miljoner dollar! Inte illa det. Läs mer nedan:
 
No. 3: Taylor Swift ($55 million): Swift was born in 1989, and she’s selling records like the industry hasn’t changed since: Her fourth studio album, Red, sold 1.2 million copies in its October 2012 debut. She parlayed that success into endorsement deals with Diet Coke, Sony and Covergirl, not to mention big bucks on the road.
 
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Nominerad till en Golden Globe

2013-12-12
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Taylor har blivit nominerad till en Golden Globe för sin låt "Sweeter Than Fiction" som är med på filmen One Chances soundtrack. Hon är nominerad i priskategorin Best Original Song. Galan tar plats den 12 januari! Om ni klickar på bilden nedan kan ni se en kort video där Taylor pratar om hur låten skrevs och sjunger även en liten snutt. 
 

Vinner fyra ACA's

2013-12-11
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Igår var det dags för American Country Awards! Taylor kunde tyvärr inte närvara eftersom hon är just nu i Australien, men accepterade hennes priser via webcam. Hon vann fyra priser igår: Song of the Year för "Highway Don't Care", Single Vocal Collaboration, Video of the Year for Group/Collaboration och Worldwide Artist Award. Stort grattis till Taylor! Kika in videon nedan när Olivia Newton presenterar Worldwide Artist Award:
 
 

Grammy Nominations Concert

2013-12-07
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Nomineringarna för musikindustrins största awardshow - Grammy Awards - har släppts! Grammy Nominations Concert Live sändes i USA igår där Taylor närvarade med ett uppträdande av I Knew You Were Trouble från Sydney, Australien. Grammy Awards tar plats den 26 januari 2014 och Taylor är nominerad till fyra priser! Totalt har hon nu varit nominerad till 19 priser genom åren. Helt sjukt! Hon har chansen att vinna: Album of the Year, Best Country Album, Country Duo/Group Performance för "Highway Don't Care" och Best Country Song för Begin Again.
 
 

Intervju från Weinstein Party

2013-11-24
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 “To step away from music, it has to be substantial,” Taylor Swift told Speakeasy at last night’s Weinstein Company holiday party.

 

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriterhas two projects in the works with the Weinstein Company.  She wrote an original song for the movie “One Chance,” and she’s playing Rosemary in a coming film adaptation of Lois Lowry’s Newbery-winning 1993 novel “The Giver.”

 

Clutching a rolled up napkin, Swift said Harvey Weinstein, the Co-Chairman of the Weinstein Company, “was just so generous.”

 

Swift recently returned from South Africa where she was shooting “The Giver” alongside Jeff Bridges. “It’s a small part, which is perfect for me and exactly what I was looking for,” she said. “Plus, it’s Harvey.”

 

Swift has previously appeared in the romantic comedy “Valentine’s Day,” the TV shows “New Girl” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” and voiced the character Audrey in the animated movie “The Lorax.”

 

Sweeter Than Fiction,” which Swift co-wrote with fun guitarist Jack Antonoff, will run over the end credits of the British film “One Chance” which traces the rags-to-riches story of  “Britain’s Got Talent” winner Paul Potts.

 

“I was really inspired by the husband and wife love story, it’s a film that needs to be seen but I wanted to focus on the love, the relationship between those two,” said Swift.

 

She also complimented this reporter on her red lips. “It’s just so holiday themed, and hey, this is a holiday party, so well done,” she said.


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Taylor att presentera på AMA's

2013-11-22
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På söndag natt är det dags för årets American Music Awards och det har kommit ut en nyhet om att Taylor ska presentera under kvällen. Hon kommer alltså närvara vid galan men inte uppträda! Hon är även nominerad till fem priser. Det blir nog som alltid en väldigt kul och kändisfylld gala! Här på TSS kommer det ske en liveuppdatering under natten och vi kommer att lägga upp länkar osv under söndagen. 
 
 
 

Forbes lista: Högsta betalade musikerna

2013-11-22
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Forbes gör varje år en lista över de musiker som tjänar mest under ett år. I år rankas Taylor som nummer 8 i världen med $55 miljoner (ca 429 miljoner kr). Årets etta på listan är Madonna med $125 miljoner.
 
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