Why Taylor Swift and Scooter Brauns bad blood may reshape the industry

The singers dispute with the new owner of Big Machine Records over her first six albums challenges who owns what in the industry Taylor Swifts catalogue is littered with tales of the men who did her wrong. Teardrops on My Guitar, All Too Well, Dear John the 29-year-old singer is used to being let down by the patriarchy. Somehow she always manages to shake it off. This time was no different. On Sunday, Swift will receive the artist of the decade award at the American Music awards (AMAs) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. For a few days it seemed like she would not be able to play her older hits, Borchetta sold Big Machine for a reported $300m …

Taylor Swift: I was literally about to break

The singer spills on feuds, fame, failure and why shes taking on the president Taylor Swifts Nashville apartment is an Etsy fever dream, a 365-days-a-year Christmas shop, pure teenage girl id. You enter through a vestibule clad in blue velvet and covered in gilt frames bursting with fake flowers. The ceiling is painted like the night sky. Above a koi pond in the living area, a narrow staircase spirals six feet up towards a giant, pillow-lagged birdcage that probably has the best view in the city. Later, Swift will tell me she needs metaphors to understand anything that happens to me, and the birdcage defies you not to interpret it as a pointed comment on the contradictions of stardom. Swift, …

Song of the summer 2019: our writers pick their favourite tracks

From Taylor Swift to Goldlink, Guardian critics highlight their favourite songs of the season MUNA Number One Fan There are plenty more obvious candidates for blockbuster holiday tunes, but if youre the type who pumps Depeche Mode at the pool party, youre going to detect the summer potential of this LA synthpop trios 2019 comeback single. For MUNA, summer has jumped out. Number One Fan begins from the not-so-gloomy disposition of warbling Europop basslines, so silly as to immediately snap you from your stupor. The chorus is one that demands to be heard long after the sun goes down: Oh my god, Im your number one fan! So iconic, like, big, like, stan, is fortunately a lyric as self-fulfilling as …

What is going on with Taylor Swift, her back catalogue and Justin Bieber?

Taylor Swift is back in the headlines after denouncing the sale of her back catalogue. One Guardian Australia staffer asked another to explain this celebrity omnishambles quickly I was still absorbing the takes on Taylor Swifts new music video when suddenly shes in the news for entirely different reasons, and #WeStandwithTaylor is trending. Whats going on? Keep up, Jo. Swift has reignited old feuds and given us some new ones by responding to the sale of her former record label Big Machine and, by extension, her six-album back catalogue to the talent manager Scooter Braun. Braun previously represented Swifts nemeses Kanye West defended him on Instagram, saying he was anything but a bully and that he cannot control the behaviour …

Taylor Swift and Katy Perry End Five-Year Feud on Instagram: Peace at Last

No more bad blood between Katy Perry, according to Perrys latest Instagram post. The Roar singer shared a photo of a plate of chocolate chip cookies bearing the phrase PEACE AT LAST in red frosting. She tagged Swift and captioned the shot feels good followed by a heart emoji. Its safe to assume that Swift probably baked the cookiesshe enthusiastically reminds people of her love of the domestic pastime whenever the opportunity arises. The plate was also decorated with rainbow sprinkle-adorned peace signs. If we somehow still didnt get the message, the photos location is tagged Lets Be Friends. The post marks the end of a Prism tour. Swift told her side of the story, without naming Perry, in a …