Will 2015 Be The Biggest Year Yet In Taylor Swift’s Insane Career?

Taylor Swift has been taking the music scene by storm for the past few years of her career. This musical superstar is amazing in every sense of the word, and her fans know it. She’s gained cult status and an army of supporters throughout her relatively short career. It would seem that the only way to go is up. So what is in store for Taylor Swift in 2015? Could this really be the year that she exceeds all expectations and outsells everyone? It’s looking highly likely.

Concerts and Appearances are what Taylor Swift does best. Getting out there on stage during tours is when she seems most alive and in the moment. She’s ultra fashionable and always looks great on stage in her outfit choices. Taylor attracts huge crowds wherever she goes. Her tours sell out in minutes, and if she’s appearing on a talk show, you can expect a crowd. Taylor Swift seems to have a talent for appealing to men and women of all ages, meaning that her live shows are filled with people from all walks of life. Her fans are renowned for following her kind spirit, and the live shows are fun and exhilarating experiences to be a part of.

Musical ability and instruments play an important part in Taylor Swift’s career. If you dream of becoming a superstar like her then Markson Pianos offer some interesting options to start with. Taylor often plays the piano when she performs live, and it proves that she’s not just a one trick pony. This superstar singer also plays the guitar. Is there no end to her talents?

The nicest pop star ever? If you have seen the recent articles and videos where Taylor Swift gets generous with her fans, you’ll soon be captivated by this star. Her generosity knows no limits and she loves to make her fans and everyone around her happy. Last Christmas she surprised some loyal fans by giving them Christmas gifts. There were plenty of smiles and hysterical screams all round. Especially when Taylor actually turned up at people’s homes to give them their gift in person. Not many musicians would go to this extent to make a difference in someone else’s life. She’s involved with many different charities and is reportedly a great friend to those she cares about. Taylor, you definitely win the award for the nicest pop star ever!

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Music videos from Taylor Swift never disappoint. She’s had some cool celebrity boyfriends like Ed Sheeran and is clearly every bit as talented as him. Especially when it comes to choosing video producers or putting them together herself. Her videos are more like mini-movies and receive hundreds of thousands of views on all social media channels. Blank Space has received worldwide acclaim from fans and critics alike for its lavish and professional look. Taylor seems to relish every bit of her manic acting. This girl goes all out and gets into character doesn’t she? The fans love her and this just shows how well received Taylor Swift’s music is by all. Let’s hope she continues to be amazing during 2015 and that we see her career reach overwhelming new heights. She deserves it!

From a Nobody to Biggest Selling Artist of the Year and Bezzie of Taylor Swift: Ed Sheeran Rules!

Ed SheeranAlthough it might sound harsh, Ed Sheeran was once a wannabe artist off the radar; he was a nobody. Not anymore though! Ed has quickly gone from nobody to biggest selling artist of the year. Not just that, he has many celebrity mates, including the gorgeous Taylor Swift (but don’t insinuate that anything is going on for heaven’s sake, or Taylor will have something to say)!

Ed Sheeran has a bit of a scruffy image, but you can’t deny that he seems like a real nice guy. Many celebrities would back up that fact too. Ed was the biggest selling artist of 2014, after releasing his second album, titled ‘X’. He’s also the most searched for male celebrity on Google, after such a short amount of time in the spotlight!

He doesn’t believe in fancy shows, and instead prefers to perform with a backing band and acoustic guitar. Some would call it a very successful busk! If you wanted to do the same, I’d advise guitar training by GuitarChamps.com to be in with a chance.

Although we can all agree that Ed is a great guy, it isn’t his nice guy image alone that’s taken him to the top. His sheer ambition to make it to the top and refusing to give up his boy next door image probably helped too. He also has just the right amount of businessman in him.

Many people from all over the world enjoy covering his songs, as you can see by doing a quick search on Youtube. It’s simple to strip away all of the bells and whistles in his songs and still make them sound awesome with nothing but a camera and a guitar. Ed proves that you should never underestimate the power of being nice. Did you hear about the time Caitlin Moran, an influential journalist had something less than nice to say about Ed? She declared she’d throw her kids in a canal if they said they liked him. Classy! But that’s not all…Ed responded by giving her virtual hugs via Twitter. He cleverly sidestepped a social media row, and Moran swiftly offered a grovelling apology.

You may also have heard of Ed’s brief fling with songstress Ellie Goulding. Although nobody has approached a magazine with the complete story yet, from what we gather, Ellie did the dirty on Ed with a member of One Direction. While he wouldn’t divulge this information completely, he did write a song giving the game away. He didn’t name call, he simply told it how it went down. And that’s another thing we love about Ed. He’s honest!

Don’t fret ladies, Ed has a new shoulder to cry on. Athina Andrelos is Ed’s new girlfriend, and has recently spent Christmas and New Year with him judging by Instagram and Twitter. The couple look cute together, and we must admit, she looks stunning!

Do you love Ed Sheeran as much as we do? Let us know why you think he rules by leaving a comment!

Why Are Popstars of Today Not Considered Timeless?

music starIf you look at the charts of today, you’ll see the likes of Miley Cyrus and One Direction topping the charts. Whilst these music stars make fantastic pop songs, they aren’t really considered timeless. Even the likes of Adele and Ed Sheeran who are stars listened to all over the world will probably not be listened to in 20 years time. Yet, we have the likes of Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna and so many others that have been around for years and look set to be around for years to come.

The Quality of Music

Even if you’re a One Direction fan, you have to admit that the quality of music they offer is not up there with the likes of The Beatles, but why is that? One theory given by many music insiders is that the people making music don’t care as much. People like Michael Jackson and Prince have always written and produced their own songs.

They cared about the outcome of a track and whether it sounded good. When you have a readymade band such as One Direction, they tend to show up at the recording studio and just do what they are told. This creates a great listenable song, but many industry insiders will argue that these are lacking passion – and that is why we won’t be listening to them 20 years down the line.

The Amount of Music We Have Access To

We are very lucky to live in a generation that has access to some fantastic technology. There is no denying that technology has changed and improved our lives. What you might not have given much thought to is how this has changed the way music is made.

If you look into how a track is recorded or how an album is made you’ll find that it is a very different process to how it was 30 years ago. We can now complete the recording of songs much more quickly than we once did. With this being the case, it stands to reason that we’re going to create more music – just because it is so much easier to do.

This means that pop bands tend to concentrate on how many songs they are putting out and what their chart position is saying. When you’re concentrating so much on how much music you are putting out there, it stands to reason that quality might drop a little.

The Popularity of Brands

Without a doubt, the world of social media and the World Wide Web has changed the way the music industry works. These days it is music easier for bands to build up a following and a loyal fan base, often before they have even released their first song. With so many and vowing to support the band and buy their track, there isn’t so much pressure on the track makers to get it right. The music industry is all about sales and chart positions. If a loyal fan base is going to buy the track anyway, it doesn’t matter quite so much what it sounds like.

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We can also thank reality TV for making this very much the case as well. We have seen the popularity of shows like American Idol and X Factor increase across the world. In these shows, the winner is more or less guaranteed a number one selling single. When you’re a music producer and you know that the number one name across the country is going to sell well, you don’t have to worry too much about making sure that your song stands out.

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Trends in Music

When you have people making fast music like this, you tend to have music that is created to cater to the current trends. We saw this in the ballads of 2010 and the dance music that was popular in 2014. Every other year or so we see trends changing. It is then down to music producers to create pop songs that bands can sing to cater to this.

At the end of the day the music industry is a money making machine and insiders now want ways to make that money as quick as possible. You could argue that it has become less about talent and more about what is going to sell.

Back in the day artists didn’t seem to worry as much about this. Instead, they concentrated on making music that they loved and that they knew sounded good.

Artists That Are Considered Timeless

There are so many artists that are considered timeless, but these tend to be people from over 20 years ago. If you look up a Michael Jackson song list of rare songs you’ll find many of them that you know, because his songs are and were played everywhere. If you go to a party or arrange a wedding then you’ll always have a few Madonna songs thrown in, probably alongside something by The Beatles and possibly Prince.

Even when it comes to seasonal songs such as Christmas songs, it is songs that were created a  number of years ago that we listen to and love. Even if you buy a brand new Christmas album, you’ll often find that this is modern day artists such as Katy Perry and Taylor Swift doing cover versions of songs written many years ago.

Industry insiders will tell you this is because time and effort was put into making songs. Putting a song out to the public was much harder work and much more costly. On those two points alone it makes sense that effort was put into them. The last thing the music industry wanted to do was put all that money and effort into a track that flopped. Instead, they worked hard behind the scenes to make sure that this didn’t happen.

There are many talented artists out there now in the modern day charts. However, it tends to be the singer-songwriters that are considered  memorable and timeless. Will we be listening to the likes of One Direction in 20 years time? Only time will tell!

Watch U2’s Awesome Performance at the 2014 MTV EMA’s Here

u2-emaMTV recently announced that U2 would be one of the performers at this year’s EMAs — 2014 is the 20th anniversary of the awards — making it their fourth time performing at the EMAs. Their last performance was back in 2009 when the EMAs were in Berlin, Germany.

What has the iconic band been up to recently? MTV points out that U2 surprised their fans back in September by releasing their 13th studio album for free. The album, Songs of Innocence, was the follow-on to No Line on the Horizon from 2009, and Songs of Innocence debuted in the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top 200 despite the free release. (It also started at #1 on almost every other album chart around the world.) Also working on Songs of Innocence were world-famous producer Danger Mouse, Declan Gaffney, Paul Epworth, Flood, and Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic.

The 2014 EMAs were in Glasgow, so a U2 performance had Glasgow City Council Leader and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau chair Councillor Gordon Matheson very excited. He released a statement that the U2 performance would be welcome news to music fans across Glasgow and help reinforce the city’s “enviable reputation” as a world-class destination for music.

Additional performers at the 2014 EMAs were Charli XCX, Ariana Grande, Royal Blood, Kiesza, Ed Sheeran, Enrique Iglesias. Host was Nicki Minaj. Fifth Harmony, Jake Miller, and Nick Jonas performed from Miami for the kick off, and there are rumours that Alicia Keys will be performing. Calvin Harris’ scheduled performance had been cancelled due to illness.

The EMA performance is just one of the Irish band’s many performances in the wake of the Songs of Innocence release. They are also releasing a film project centered on the album, which will consist of a series of 11 different videos by what they describe as 11 different world-famous urban artists. Each of them will represent a different track on the album. A new tour has also been announced, fans can get U2 tickets here.

Unlike the tour, the Songs of Innocence film project, appropriately titled Films of Innocence, has not yet been officially announced by the band. However band representatives have confirmed the concept and the videos are available for pre-order on iTunes. Unlike the free iTunes release of Songs of Innocence, the videos won’t be free — to buy it on the release date of 9 December will set fans back £6.99 or £8.99 to buy the HD version.
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Calvin Harris presented song with Ellie Golding

Calvin HarrisCalvin Harris make online premiere and presented his new song “Outside” for the many fans all over the world. The song is together with Ellie Golding and for the first minutes collected several thousands of views.
“Outside” is the second piece of Scottish DJ and British singer Ellie Golding, which in 2013th realized “I Need Your Love”. The song comes from the album Harris entitled Motion.
It will be attended by more Gwen Stefani, Big Sean, John Newman, Hurts and more.
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Fergie shot video for “LA Love (La La)” song

Fergie albumFergie shot a new video. The 39-year-old singer, who is back on the scene after the birth of his son Axel showed in the first Instagram shots from the video.
The video is for her song “LA Love (La La)”, which has already found a place in the Billboard Hot 100.
Husband singer of Black Eyed Peas, actor Josh Duhamel, surprise your spouse during the shooting process, arriving at the site of filming with their one-year successor.
The song of Fergie is one of the hits of the week and for the first hour of release collected millions of views in internet and from the world music television.
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Iggy Azalea with most nominations for American Music Awards

Iggy AzaleaIggy Azalea with the most nominations for the American Music Awards this year. The Australian rapper will compete with colleagues for the awards in six categories at the ceremony, which will take place on 23rd November at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. With five nominations are Katy Perry, John Legend and Pharrell Williams, and the Lord will fight for four awards.
Azalea, Perry, Legend, Williams and Lord will stand against each other in the category Artist of the year, nominees are even Beyonce, One Direction, Luke Bryan, Eminem and Imagine Dragons. The American Music Awards are determined based on the sales of digital singles, streaming, social activity, and radio broadcasting.
Fans can vote for their favorite performers from 13th October, with the exception of New Artist category, where voting will begin on 1st November.

Katy Perry will sing on Super Bowl 2015

Katy PerryPop singer Katy Perry will be the focus of the 2015 Super Bowl. The organizers of the football final reached agreement with the singer of hits Roar and Dark Horse, although the deal still has not been officially announced by both sides. Three names have been tipped for the 15-minute performance of the rest of the Super Bowl – Coldplay, Rihanna and Katy Perry.
Interesting is the time that the mere participation in the program on a “pay to sing” because organizers believe the emergence of a big sporting event advertising. Katy Perry recently told ESPN: “I’m not a girl who paid to sing”, but it seems that a compromise was reached with the NFL.
In recent years Super Bowl is manifested Beyonce, Madonna, MIA, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, Red Hot Chili Peppers and others.

Lorde released single Yellow Flicker Beat

LordeNew Zealand singer Lorde released its newest single Yellow Flicker Beat. The song will be part of the soundtrack to the upcoming film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.
This is the first record of the Lorde super-successful after her album Pure Heroine, which was released on September 27, 2013 and sold approximately 2.5 million copies worldwide.
The movie with Jennifer Lawrence (Jennifer Lawrence) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 does will hit theaters on November 27th, 2014.
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Take That with new album

Take That IIITake That issue a new album titled III. This will be the first collection of Take That in a three contractors after last month it became clear that Jason Orange leaving the group. Robbie Williams, another former member of the band, too, will join Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald for their next project.
The disc III is the seventh studio album by Take That, issued next album in 2010, which was attended by Williams, and Orange. Take That band was established in 1990 In 1996, the boys split up to collect a four decade later. The last album, which was attended by five Progress, from which the single The Flood.
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