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Taylor’s worldwide Livestream

Taylor just announced on social media that she’s holding a worldwide livestream next Monday afternoon! I’m pretty sure it will be an album announcement with more information because she did a worldwide livestream two years ago for Red! Fingers crossed!

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 Filed under News Comments Off
Taylor at the Teen Choice Awards

Taylor attended the Teen Choice Awards last night and looked lovely in her green crop top and skirt! Check out photos in the gallery.

X68HQ//August 10th – 2014 Teen Choice Awards in LA

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 Filed under Gallery, Taylor Comments Off
Taylor Swift Opens Up About Her New Movie Role, Admits That It Was A Challenge To Play Role Without Emotion

Taylor Swift is not only a well-known country/pop artist, but it’s the nature and subject of her songs that have been the resonating force for fans. However, the singer had to put her feelings aside for her upcoming movie, “The Giver”.

E! News reports that the 24-year-old continues on her acting journey for the new film, which also stars Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgård and Jeff Bridges. The “22″ singer admits that it was difficult for her to play someone without emotion, “To me emotion is such an important part of my life, and now I guess my job” she told “Entertainment Tonight”.

She admitted that, without emotion, she may not even be where she is in this industry, “People wouldn’t listen to my songs if they weren’t heartbroken, or deeply affected and hurt, and jilted and sad and bitter and all those wonderful things that I write songs about,” she confessed.

Swift also supports other heart-felt musicians, her and BFF Karlie Kloss attended an Ingrid Michaelson concert in NYC on Wednesday, showing off her infamous dance moves on stage with the model. Concertgoers didn’t pass up a chance to catch all the action in a series of Instagram photos, which show the duo having a blast together, rocking out in casual attire.

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Posted by on Aug 01, 2014 Filed under Film Projects, Interviews Comments Off
Taylor Swift is Performing at the MTV VMA’s 2014!

Get ready – Taylor Swift is set to rock the stage at this year’s MTV VMA’s!

According to E! News, the 24-year-old country crooner is planning an “explosive” performance for the show.

While exact details are being kept under wraps, the site reports, “It’s not a collaboration with another singer.”

In case you missed it, check out the full list of previously announced performers too!

The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards air live from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif on Sunday, August 24 @ 9pm ET/PT on MTV!

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Posted by on Aug 01, 2014 Filed under Articles, Performances Comments Off
Taylor Swift uses Instagram to offer love advice to fan

TAYLOR Swift just made one of her young fan’s dreams come true.

Hannah, aka @sherbetswift, took to Instagram to ask her idol for some love advice earlier this week, and the 24-year-old singer-songwriter responded with what might be the most sincere message ever written.

Hannah’s original post read:
There’s a guy Taylor, a guy who’s sweet and charming and makes me laugh. A guy who said sorry for eating in front of me after finding out I had to skip breakfast. A guy who grew up across the street from me. A guy who plays guitar like me. A guy who was my first best friend. A guy who I met when I was seven and he was nine. A guy who this one time, when we were younger, said that I was ‘like’ his girlfriend because I was a girl and his friend. I wish. A guy who I have the biggest crush in the whole wide world on, and he’ll never like me back. (And he has a girlfriend who he adores and she’s pretty and has an amazing figure and is actually nice to me). A guy who will never like me back. @taylorswift can you give me some advice maybe. I love you. Hannah.

And here’s Swift’s response (get ready to tear up):
Hannah. Eyes, eyes, eyes. Woah. You have the prettiest, widest, most child like eyes. (Composes herself) Okay. About this guy. I think we grow up thinking the only love that counts as true love is the kind that lasts forever or is fully realized. When you have a broken heart, the first thing a stranger will ask is ‘how long were you two together?’ As if your pain can be determined by how long you were with someone. Or if you were with them at all. I don’t think that’s how it works. I think unrequited love is just as valid as any other kind. It’s just as crushing and just as thrilling. No matter what happens in this situation, I want you to remember that what you are doing is selfless and beautiful and kind. You are loving someone purely because you love them, not because you think you’ll ever have your affections reciprocated. You are admiring something for its beauty, without needing to own it. Feel good about being the kind of person who loves selflessly. I think someday you’ll find someone who loves you in that exact same way.

Hannah was clearly surprised Swift replied to her post, writing back to her, “You have no idea how much this means to me, thank you. You understand and that means so much. I feel like you’re the big sister I don’t have. Thank you, I really did need to hear that from you.”

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Posted by on Jul 26, 2014 Filed under Articles, News, Taylor Comments Off
Taylor Swift and Eric Church Set for iHeartRadio Music Festival

Taylor Swift, Eric Church and Zac Brown Band are among the artists who will perform during the all-genre 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival. None of them are strangers to the festival. Swift performed at the 2012 event while Church was in the lineup of the first iHeartRadio Country Festival in March.

Additional artists scheduled to take part in the iHeartRadio Music Festival include Usher, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Motley Crue, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Paramore, Iggy Azalea, Train, Lorde, Calvin Harris, Bastille and Steve Aoki.
The iHeartRadio Festival will take place at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on September 19 and 20, with Ryan Seacrest returning as host. For a complete lineup and ticket information, visit http://www.festival.iheart.com

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Posted by on Jul 26, 2014 Filed under Articles, Taylor Comments Off
Taylor talks about her role in ‘The Giver’

Check out Taylor talking about her role in ‘The Giver’. I’ve screencapped the video and added the caps to the gallery.

X198HQ//July 2014 – Taylor talks about The Giver

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 Filed under Film Projects, Gallery Comments Off
Taylor behind the scenes for Keds

Check out Taylor behind the scenes of the Spring campaign for Keds! I’ve added screencaps of the video to the gallery.

X92HQ//July 2014 – Keds On Set with Taylor Swift

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 Filed under Gallery, Taylor, Videos Comments Off
Lois Lowry Shares Details About Taylor Swift’s ‘The Giver’ Role

The Giver hits movie theaters next month, finally giving fans the chance to see Taylor Swift in her role as Rosemary. The book’s author, Lois Lowry, has revealed details to MTV about Swift’s role in the film. “The role in the movie is still a small role,” Lowry said. “But it’s a crucial and very important one.”

According to Lowry, Swift’s scene in the film was one that made the most impact on her teenage grandsons. “I have a copy of the movie in its final stages here on my computer, and I had my two grandsons here for the Fourth of July weekend — they’re 13 and 15, and I showed it to them — probably against the rules — anyways, I asked them was there anything special that they liked best, and one of them selected the scene with Taylor Swift,” she said.

Why did he find Swift’s scene unforgettable? “The elements of that particular scene he found very gripping,” Lowry said. “So her role in the movie is much the same in the book, except in the book she’s only remembered …. And in the movie you can see the memory of her. She appears in, I don’t know what the technical term would be, but you can see her, and it’s very compelling.”

The Giver stars Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgård, Brenton Thwaites, and Katie Holmes. It hits theaters August 15.

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Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 Filed under Articles Comments Off
Taylor’s article for the Wall Street Journal

Where will the music industry be in 20 years, 30 years, 50 years?

Before I tell you my thoughts on the matter, you should know that you’re reading the opinion of an enthusiastic optimist: one of the few living souls in the music industry who still believes that the music industry is not dying…it’s just coming alive.

There are many (many) people who predict the downfall of music sales and the irrelevancy of the album as an economic entity. I am not one of them. In my opinion, the value of an album is, and will continue to be, based on the amount of heart and soul an artist has bled into a body of work, and the financial value that artists (and their labels) place on their music when it goes out into the marketplace. Piracy, file sharing and streaming have shrunk the numbers of paid album sales drastically, and every artist has handled this blow differently.

In recent years, you’ve probably read the articles about major recording artists who have decided to practically give their music away, for this promotion or that exclusive deal. My hope for the future, not just in the music industry, but in every young girl I meet…is that they all realize their worth and ask for it.

Music is art, and art is important and rare. Important, rare things are valuable. Valuable things should be paid for. It’s my opinion that music should not be free, and my prediction is that individual artists and their labels will someday decide what an album’s price point is. I hope they don’t underestimate themselves or undervalue their art.

In mentioning album sales, I’d like to point out that people are still buying albums, but now they’re buying just a few of them. They are buying only the ones that hit them like an arrow through the heart or have made them feel strong or allowed them to feel like they really aren’t alone in feeling so alone. It isn’t as easy today as it was 20 years ago to have a multiplatinum-selling album, and as artists, that should challenge and motivate us.

There are always going to be those artists who break through on an emotional level and end up in people’s lives forever. The way I see it, fans view music the way they view their relationships. Some music is just for fun, a passing fling (the ones they dance to at clubs and parties for a month while the song is a huge radio hit, that they will soon forget they ever danced to). Some songs and albums represent seasons of our lives, like relationships that we hold dear in our memories but had their time and place in the past.

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Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 Filed under Articles Comments Off
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