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.
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.
Independent and unsigned Arizona Zervas rapper celebrates the success of his track ‘ROXANNE’ which grabbed the #1 spot on Spotify’s US Top 50. Apple followed suit and added the track to Today’s Hits playlist. This is a Spotify ‘breaking artist story’. Spotify is flexing its muscles by taking an unsigned rapper from zero to hero on its streaming platform. Nevertheless, Arizona Zervas is pretty darn good with commercial appeal. Spotify knew who to get behind.
He writes on instagram “number one. no label. produced by my bff @94skrt
big thank you to everyone who has been supporting me over the years. this is a moment for us. still having fun with it.”
He’s been offered every deal to mankind but according to insiders it’s coming to a close.
Tinashe inked a management deal with Roc Nation which houses Big Sean, DJ Khaled, Meek Mill and Rihanna. She previously released two albums with RCA Records but exited from the music label after facing creative differences. The 26 year old is readying the release of her new album ‘Songs for You’ this month via her imprint Tinashe Music.
Nothing is stopping Kanye. His new album has launched into outer-space. Every single track on Kanye West’s “Jesus Is King” album have landed a spot on the Hot 100 this week, according to Billboard. The album launched at number 1 with 264,000 equivalent album units.
The track “Follow God” leads the Hot 100 at number 7, while “Closed On Sunday” sits at number 17.
This also marks the first time Kanye landed on Billboard’s religious charts reaching No.1 on both the Top Christian Albums and Top Gospel Albums.
West re-committed himself to Christianity and has kept his loyal fanbase. He also has dominated the national conversation with culture and politics. Moreover, Jesus Is King deviates from his previous releases, as the album is gospel-themed and contains no cursing.