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2015-04-22 / POSTED IN: Film, TV & Radio

Max och Shellback pratar om att skriva låtar med Taylor

Sveriges Radio P4 har intervjuat Max Martin och Shellback hur de kom att arbeta med varandra och hur de gör musik tillsammans. I inslaget på ca 30 minuter pratar det en del om hur de gjort låtarna We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together och Shake It Off med Taylor. Hur de planerade låtarna och sådant bakom som vi inte hört pratats om tidigare. Intervjun i sin helhet är mycket intressant men pratet om Taylor pågår från ca mitten av inslaget.
2014-08-24 / POSTED IN: Event

Video Music Awards inatt!

Inatt går Video Music Awards av stapeln i Los Angeles och Taylor kommer att uppträda under galan. Galan sänds live på MTV kl 02:00 svensk tid. Det finns en bild från repetitionerna där man kan se scenen uppbyggd för henne. Gissningsvis så kommer hon uppträda med låten Shake It Off.
Rättelse: Röda mattan börjar 02:00, galasändningen börjar 02:55 svensk tid!
För er som inte har MTV: Länk 1, Länk 2, Länk 3
Uppdatering kl 22:22: Taylors publicist twittrade om att Taylor kommer uppträda tidigt under galan. Hennes skivbolag är mystiska om framträdandet och det kan tolkas som hon kanske kommer uppträda med en annan låt än Shake It Off. Bara några timmar kvar nu tills vi får se. Spännande!
Här kan ni se Taylors tre tidigare framträdanden på VMA (2009, 2011 och 2012) som en liten förberedelse inför vad kvällen har att erbjuda!

2014-08-23 / POSTED IN: Magazine

Shake It Off förutspås nå Hot 100's förstaplats

Billboard Magazine Online har en artikel idag om hur Shake It Off förutspås att gå direkt in på förstaplatsen av Hot 100 listan. WANEGBT gick direkt in som nummer 1 för två år sedan och var Taylors allra första listetta på Hot 100 och höll den placeringen i tre veckor. Nu får vi se hur Shake It Off placerar sig på onsdag när veckans lista fastställs.
Taylor Swift Aiming For No. 1 On Hot 100 With 'Shake It Off'

The song looks likely to soar in as her second Hot 100 leader next week. Expect a major "shake"-up atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart next week, as Taylor Swift appears headed for a No. 1 debut with her new single, "Shake It Off."
Based on expected massive first-week sales, airplay and streaming, the song looks likely to open atop the ranking. Check out on Wednesday (Aug. 28) when highlights of the chart will post. (The full Hot 100 will update online the following day.)
Swift released the celebratory, anti-negativity anthem on Monday (Aug. 18, just after 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET), when she hosted a Yahoo! live stream. "Shake" introduces 1989, Swift's fifth studio album and first since Red two years ago. The set arrives Oct. 27 on Big Machine Records. Here's a look at how her new hit is shaping up in the Hot 100's three measurement metrics.

According to industry projections, "Shake" could start with more than 475,000 downloads sold in the U.S. in its first week (ending Sunday, Aug. 24). Such a sum would mark the biggest arrival this year, besting Ariana Grande's "Problem," which bowed with 438,000 sold and debuted at No. 1 on the May 17 Digital Songs chart. (It entered the Hot 100 at No. 3 and went on to peak at No. 2 for five weeks.)
The last song to start north of 475,000 sold: Katy Perry's "Roar," which debuted atop the Aug. 31, 2013, Digital Songs tally with 557,000. It vaulted 85-2 on the Hot 100 that week ahead of its two-week stay at No. 1.
In addition to launching as the top-selling song in the country, "Shake" should begin as the most-streamed in its first week, too. According to preliminary data from Nielsen BDS, "Shake" easily drew the most streams in the U.S. on Aug. 18-19 on Vevo on YouTube: 6.3 million. Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" ranks second with 2.7 million streams in that two-day span.
"Bass" currently leads Billboard's Streaming Songs chart with 8.1 million U.S. streams overall, with 4.4 million via Vevo on YouTube, in the week ending Aug. 17.
While it boasts a strong early lead in Vevo on YouTube streams, "Shake" is not available on on-demand audio services.
"Shake" is also bound for a monster frame of radio airplay in its first full week of availability. On BDS' building Radio Songs chart, the song ranks at No. 10 with 22 million in all-format audience since Wednesday.

(Because the Radio Songs chart, which powers the airplay component of the Hot 100, follows a Wednesday-Tuesday tracking week, while sales and streaming cover a Monday-Tuesday period, "Shake" debuted on this week's Radio Songs chart at No. 45 with 29 million impressions in its first two days. It was aided by hourly plays on participating Clear Channel and Media Entertainment-owned pop and adult pop radio stations in its first day and a half.)
"Shake" currently ranks at No. 9 on both the building Pop Songs and Adult Pop Songs charts (which run Monday-Sunday). It's on track to make a record-setting start on each list, as no song has ever debuted in the top 10 since the tallies launched in 1992 and 1996, respectively.

In all, Swift seems a safe bet to storm in at No. 1 on the Hot 100 next week.
Should it rocket to the top, "Shake" would become her second No. 1, following "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." The first single from Red vaulted 72-1 on the Sept. 1, 2012, Hot 100 following its first week of availability. It led for three weeks total.

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2014-08-20 / POSTED IN: 1989

CMA twittrar om Taylor.

Countrystationerna har börjat spela Shake It Off även om Taylor nu verkar ha lämnat countrygenren helt bakom sig. Hon har tagit världen med storm och jag tycker det är kul att countryn inte lämnat henne nu när hon sjunger pop.
Vännen Ed Sheeran passade på att påpeka faktumet att Taylor nu ligger etta på listor i hela världen, även countrylistor faktiskt!
2014-02-17 / POSTED IN: Musik

Diane Warren bekräftar låtskrivning med Taylor

Den amerikanska låtskrivaren Diane Warren har i en ny intervju berättat att hon har jobbat med Taylor på hennes uppkommande album. Diane har varit med och skrivit låtar som bland annat "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (Aerosmith) och "Because You Loved Me" (Celine Dion). Spännande!
2014-01-25 / POSTED IN: Musik

Jeff Bhasker om Taylor

Jess Bhasker producerade låtarna "Holy Ground" och "The Lucky One" på Taylors senaste album Red och det har dykt upp en intervju i Entertainment Weekly där han pratar om hur det var att arbeta med henne. Nedan kan ni läsa ett citat från artikeln: 

"She reached out — she’s very hands-on and in control of what she’s doing. So she came to my little studio in Venice [Calif.], showed up by herself, with no entourage. She brought her guitar and sat down and said, ‘Hey, thanks for meeting with me – I’ve got this song I’d love you to produce. Here it is.’ And she played this song all the way through on her guitar on my couch, and said, ‘What do you think?’ And I’m like, ‘That’s amazing.’ Here’s a complete thought, a complete thing. She did the homework, she laid all the groundwork beforehand. There’s no smoke and mirrors or fluke or trendiness going on with her – this is music she writes from her experiences. That’s a real artist.


I’ll tell you one other little tidbit about Taylor’s sessions, to give you an idea of how tough this girl is. It was a summer day, and in my vocal booth, sometimes I turn the air conditioning off so it won’t make noise while we’re recording. I had kind of forgotten about that, and she’d been in there for a long time. And she was like, ‘Can I come out? It’s kind of hot in here.’ And she came out, and she’s all sweating – it was hotboxed in there. I’m about to kill this poor girl! I almost sent Taylor Swift to the hospital for dehydration! And she did not complain, she did not diva out – she came to work. I was just mortified. [laughs]


But that was one of the big things where I realized Man, she’s a really hard worker. Talent is important, but the common denominator with all these people we’re talking about is that they’re the hardest working people out there. And that’s all you can ask for, as a producer – to ride with them. You need a buddy. You [the artist] need someone there where, like, if you’re tired, you keep going, you pick each other up, you encourage each other, you challenge each other. You always want to be around people who are smarter and better than you."

2013-10-29 / POSTED IN: Musik

Artikel om Taylors femte album


Now that Taylor Swift's RED tour is on hiatus, she can turn her attention to other things — like filming her new role in the upcoming movie The Giver, and promoting “Sweeter than Fiction,” the song she did for the new British film One Chance.  But what’s really occupying all of Taylor’s mental energy these days is brand-new music. In fact, she says working on the follow-up to Red is her “full time job.”


"I’m in full swing of writing the next album, because I’ve been conceptualizing it and working on it as much as I could given the tour schedule for the last year," Taylor tells ABC News Radio. "But now it’s my full-time job."


And just like your job can sometimes get in the way of having fun, Taylor admits that her “job” is interfering with her social life.


"I’m absolutely distracted from any social event at all times," she explains to ABC News Radio. “‘Cause I’m always going to my phone and recording some lyric idea or some melody."


While creating new music is one of Taylor’s very favorite things to do, she admits that, surprisingly, the process is causing her to experience a strange combination of emotions.


"This is when I’m in like, high gear of, like, anxiety and stress, but also happier than I’ve ever been," laughs Taylor about her creative process.  "So songwriting for me is kind of like a really intense, wonderful, stressful, thing!" 


Taylor will take her RED tour to Australia and Europe in the coming months. Her next album probably won’t be out for another year.

2013-10-07 / POSTED IN: Musik

Sweeter than fiction släpps 21 okt

Soundtracket för filmen "One Chance" släpps den 21 respektive 29 oktober i Storbritannien och i USA. Detta betyder att Taylors låt Sweeter Than Fiction släpps om två veckor! Utifrån den LQ man har hört från biografen (inspelad från premiären från Toronto International Film Festival) så låter den helt grym, så längtar tills vi verkligen får höra hela låten och i HQ. 
2013-08-30 / POSTED IN: Musik

Ny låt av Taylor ute nästa vecka

Taylor har skrivit en låt för filmen One Chance, som är baserad på Paul Potts (vinnare av Britain's Got Talent 2007) framgångar. Låten heter "Sweeter Than Fiction" och är skriven tillsammans med Jack Antonoff från bandet Fun! Filmen har premiär nästa fredag på Toronto International Film Festival, där låten kommer att spelas i slutet av filmen. 

Taylor Swift was so moved when she saw a film that charts Paul Potts’s journey from amateur opera singer to unlikely maestro of a TV reality show that she decided to write a song for it.


The number, Sweeter Than Fiction, will be unveiled next Friday when the movie One Chance, starring James Corden as Potts, has its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.


The song — which Taylor wrote with Jack Antonoff, guitarist for the band Fun — plays during the  movie’s final credits, but Taylor might be persuaded to give a live rendering following the gala screening in Toronto. 


James Corden might even do a duet with her.


Actually, it’s a good, poppy song that makes the point that ‘life is sweeter than fiction’. 


That’s certainly true of Potts’s rise from obscurity to national attention on Britain’s Got Talent.


Movie impresario Harvey Weinstein graciously credited Simon Cowell for getting Taylor involved in the soundtrack.


‘Simon knows her through the One Direction connection and he thought she’d be touched by the film, and he was right because she was,’ 


Weinstein said when I bumped into him in New York. I gather Taylor’s looking at screenplays because she has hopes of making her big-screen debut. 


There are certainly one or two musical films being developed that would suit her down to the ground.


I’m sure she’ll be bombarded by producers and studio executives when she joins James and actress Alexandra Roach on the red carpet in Toronto.


Taylor’s last involvement in a movie soundtrack  was Safe & Sound on The Hunger Games.

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2013-07-16 / POSTED IN: Musik

Taylor om sitt uppkommande album

Alltid spännande med lite nyheter om Taylors uppkommande album (även om det känns som om Red släpptes alldeles nyligen)! Det har släppts en kort artikel med Rolling Stones där Taylor bland annat säger att hon skriver låtar som en tok vid tillfället och att hon inte vill göra en repetition av Red... Hur skulle ni vilja att Taylors femte album ska låta som? Själv hade jag önskat antingen ett helt akustiskt album eller mer åt countryhållet som det ryktas om.

Singer has a list of collaborators for ‘Red’ follow-up


On Saturday, Taylor Swift brought her massive stadium spectacle to New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium,  surprising 55,000 shrieking fans by inviting Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump onstage for “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)" and hovering over the crowd on a platform during “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." Backstage after the show, Swift toldRolling Stone she is already looking ahead to her next album, the follow-up to last year’s Red.


"The floodgates just opened the last couple weeks," she says of the songwriting process. “I’m getting to that point where I’m irritating to be around because I’ll be with you for half the conversation and then the second half of the conversation I’m clearly editing the second verse of whatever I’m writing in my head."


On Red, Swift experimented with pop collaborations, writing with hitmakers like Max Martin, Shellback and Dan Wilson. And she already has a list of artists she wants to work with on her next LP.


"I really loved collaborating," she says. “You work with a lot of different people and you find the people you have this dream connection with in the studio. I know those people and I know the ones I want to go back to. But I also have a really long list of the people I admire and I would really love to go and contact. So that’s kind of where that is."


But one thing is for sure: she’s not looking to repeat Red.


"I think that the idea of having a different approach to every single one of my albums is so exciting to me. I never want to make the same record twice. Why do it? What’s the point? It’s so overwhelming that when you’re starting a project there are such endless possibilities if you’re willing to evolve and experiment. If you’re willing to become a different version of yourself, you can really go anywhere with it. And that’s kind of where I am. The kind of the laboratory experimental stage of really catching onto a new thing that I’m liking."


And what is that ‘new thing’?


"I can’t tell you," she says with a smile.

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2013-07-13 / POSTED IN: Musik

Jeff Bhasker pratar om The Lucky One


When Bhasker’s not writing for other artists, he’s producing their ideas and helping make their personal songs come to life, something he did for Taylor Swift and her most recent album Red. “That’s the ultimate thing, to put on the production hat and realize their visions; framing what they have in an interesting way or contemporary sense,” he explains. “Taylor brought in two songs that she had completely written and played them for me perfectly on the guitar. She asked me for my thoughts, and I said they were amazing. Once we tracked her vocals and guitar, we added the musical elements I would usually add and gave it a different flavor than if she would have recorded it in Nashville with a bunch of Nashville musicians.”


Bhasker says their collaboration, a song called “The Lucky One” about the trappings of fame, was one of his personal favorites from last year: “I was really impressed when she brought that. That track falls into a little bit more of a Springsteen, Joni Mitchell vein, which I think shows a lot of maturity and what a good songwriter she is. The lyrics are kind of about her, it has a story, and at the end I think she’s talking about Joni Mitchell rejecting fame, even though she never mentions her. She was on tour in a hotel room alone feeling a little too famous when she wrote that. To be able to express your feelings through music, that’s what it’s all about.”

2013-07-03 / POSTED IN: Musik

Everything Has Changed till popradio i USA

Den 16 juli släpps Everything Has Changed officiellt till popradio i USA och det har nu släppts en ny version producerad av Jeff Bhasker. Det är en ny studioversion av låten och Ed sjunger hela andra versen precis som på turnén. Grym! Det är inte helt bekräftat att det är denna versionen som skickas ut till radion men det verkar som det.
2013-06-04 / POSTED IN: Musik

Taylor har skrivit med Train

2013-04-29 / POSTED IN: Musik

Nu hittar ni IKYWT och 22 på Spotify!

Äntligen har Taylors två senaste singlar släppts på Spotify. Ni kan nu hitta I Knew You Were Trouble och 22 där! Tack till ni som tipsat. Vill ni ha hela albumet på Spotify får ni först skaffa låtarna till er dator (överför låtarna från er skiva eller köp på iTunes) och sedan borde det funka att lyssna på dem via Spotify.
2013-03-12 / POSTED IN: Musik

Highway Don't Care - Tims nya singel!

Tim McGraws nya singel är Highway Don't Care - låten där Taylor lånar ut sin röst till! Låten är fantastiskt bra och nu har Tims nya album äntligen släppts på svenska iTunes. Ni kan köpa låten där! Den är redan en stor countryhit och fått lovord från musikbranschens största kritiker.
Nu när låten är en officiell singel kan vi alltid hoppas på en cameo av Taylor i musikvideon!

In a triple threat collaboration, Tim McGraw is releasing “Highway Don’t Care” with Taylor Swift, featuring Keith Urban on guitar, as the next single from his No.1 album Two Lanes Of Freedom (Big Machine Records). The track caused a feverish reaction from country music fans, igniting early airplay and leading to a No. one debut on the Country Digital Songs chart before its official release to radio. The track the Washington Post calls “sublime” is already closing in on 30 on the radio charts.


Written by Brad Warren, Brett Warren, Mark Irwin and Josh Kear, the lyrics find McGraw and Swift trading vocals that emote the undeniable pain of being torn apart by distance. Along with soulful guitar licks by Urban, the dream team combines forces to create a landmark musical event being hailed by critics.

2013-03-09 / POSTED IN: Musik

Taylor skickar ut vinylskivor till ACM röstare

Inför ACM Awards har Taylor skickat vinylskivor av Red till röstarna (människor i radio-samt musikbranschen) för konsideration inför galan. Galan håller till den 7 april i Las Vegas.
2013-03-03 / POSTED IN: Musik

22 blir officiell singel den 12 mars

Tidigare hade vi fått ett släppningsdatum för Taylors nya singel 22 i USA i början av april. Nu är det helt bekräftat att singeln officiellt släpps den 12 mars till radiostationer (även om flera redan börjat spela den) och vi kan vänta oss en musikvideo inom några veckor! Kul!
2013-02-26 / POSTED IN: Musik

Veckans chart news: IKYWT på #1

I Knew You Were Trouble ligger för sjätte vecka på Billboard's första plats för Pop Songs! Begin Again flyttade även upp sig till #3 på Country Airplay. 
2013-02-11 / POSTED IN: Musik

IKYWT är Veckans Hitvarning på Rix Fm

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2013-02-06 / POSTED IN: Musik

.... Verkar som om "22" blir singel i USA också!

Vi informerade igår att 22 skulle bli den officiella singeln i UK och Australien. Nu har det blivit bekräftat att 22 även är den nya singeln i USA (och internationellt) från och med den 1 april. Det är tveksamt på varför det tidigare sagts att All Too Well skulle vara nästa singel. Det kan vara så att ATW är låten som skickas ut till contrystationer och blir en countrysingel precis som Begin Again var.
Personligen hade jag helst velat se All Too Well (eller The Lucky One) som singel för de visar Taylors låtskrivning som när den är som bäst. 22 är väldigt pop (de beskriver låten som lite country, men det hör inte jag haha) som båda hennes singlar hittils från Red, och hade gärna sett någon countrysingel även internationellt släppt. 22 kommer självklart bli en stor hit på popradio och förmodligen även i Sverige precis som WANEGBT och IKYWT ♥

Swifties are squealing for joy as  Taylor Swift announces she will release “22” as the next single from “Red” on… drumroll please, April 1st.


The upbeat, feel good anthem was produced by Max Martin and Shellback, and has been sent for radio play in the U.S.


The pop tune has a hint of country with a catchy chorus that will sure become a hit on radio stations all across the world… but are we really surprised? Do you think ’22′ should be her next single? Listen to her perform “22″ acoustic, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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