Taylor Swift injected herself back into the press and released a not-so-nice love letter with claims that Scott Borchetta, her former label head at Big Machine Records, and Scooter Braun (Justin Bieber manager) are trying to sabotage her performance at the American Music Awards.
Taylor released her statement on an Instagram story, Facebook and Twitter with the headline “Don’t know what else to do.”
Taylor says her former label team Big Machine told her she would be allowed the use of her old songs only if she agreed not to re-record them in the future and if she affirmed she would not speak negatively going forward. She rejected both offers.
The feud started when Taylor Swift claimed she was denied an opportunity to buy back her masters from Big Machine Label Group. Big Machine tells another story – label boss Scott Borchetta said Swift was well aware that her masters were for sale and never made an offer.
Indiana native Lauren Sanderson drops a new track Upset. The latest track follows Hotel Room which is her first single from her forthcoming self-released debut album, Midwest Kids Can Make It Big. Repped by Chris Anokute & Grace Segundo, the alt-pop singer is currently opening for for Finneas. Give it a listen.
Aussie singer Tones And I will make her U.S. TV debut next week on NBC’s Tonight Show w/ Jimmy Fallon. Her global smash ‘Dance Monkey’ has conquered the charts in 16 countries and topped the global Spotify and Shazam lists. The singer-songwriter from Melbourne was discovered busking on the streets of Byron Bay. She’s currently on a sold out European headline tour.
Take a look at Los Angeles based McKenzie Ellis who goes under the moniker of Mothica. She just released the gloomy-pop track Now. Mothica notes, “NOW is a good introduction to my next era, because it started as a freestyle in the recording studio, so I didn’t think too hard about it. I didn’t write out lyrics beforehand, I just pulled from my subconscious and leftover phrases from the graveyard of past demos.” She has upcoming dates on Dec 11th in Los Angeles at The Hi Hat, Dec 13th in Brooklyn at Zone One Elsewhere, Dec. 16th in Toronto at The Drake Underground
New Jersey native Ant Saunders is the next buzzing indie Spotify artist. The track Yellow Hearts was released in June and quickly found a place on TikTok, streaming over 600,000 total videos. The track landed on Spotify’s Pop Rising . Finally, Apple Music came on board and backed the song, placing the track on Feeling Happy and Pure Pop 50 and Today’s Top Hits. Now we have two singers at the moment Arizona Zervas and Aunt Saunders that are pulling influences from Post Malone and blowing up the Spotify charts with no major backing, well except for Spotify which is a major influencer today. Is Spotify in a position to start their own label? Definitely yes!