1989 Taylor’s Version
Does reek of over commercialism to me…. She could have just kept the 5 songs for her next album or an EP or put them on “Speak Now”…. Not sure how different the rest of the album will be from the original.
speak now and 1989 are 2 separate eras and albums that have different meanings and styles. both different time of her life. speak now came out in 2010 and 1989 2014
Oh right, I got the impression from that article “Speak Now” only came out recently.
Still, I’m not a fan of this re-releasing stuff, just reeks of money making.
She’s doing it to ‘reclaim’ her older albums from her old record label, who was bought out by someone who doesn’t want to sell the original masters to Swift, but it is also a great double-dip strategy, as these re-records do sell very well.
Its an interesting one - Swift is doing it to regain ownership of her music
But remaking her albums won’t hurt her achieving a worth of $US1.1 BILLION this year and thus making her a BILLIONAIRE. Estmate according to Bloomberg.
And she comes in at # 10 on the list of the World’s Richest Musicians (as at Sept 2023)
Two-time reigning BRIT Award winner for Best Dance Act, Becky Hill, has announced she’ll be performing her debut shows in Australia this coming January - but she’ll only be performing in Melbourne and Sydney on 18 and 20 January respectively.
The Billboard article raises questions about the relationship between artists and record companies. It comes down to record companies maintaining copyright and earning money from future sales (from compilation albums etc.), while artists want to take control of creative freedom.
Unfortunately, American singer David Kushner has called off his Australian/New Zealand tour which was due for the end of the month, citing “unforeseen circumstances”.
I think that’s code for “lack of ticket sales”.
Well he did have one of the biggest hits of the year (“Daylight”) while his breakthrough came very early last year with “Miserable Man”.
He was also due to perform at the Spilt Milk Festival this month, but also pulled out. Let’s not speculate over why.
Meanwhile, on the back of Becky Hill’s first visit Down Under, another British singer, Griff, will be performing at three festivals across Australia to kick off 2024, while she’ll also perform a headline show at the Metro Theatre in Sydney on January 3.
There is an accompanying documentary on Now and Then which is now streaming on Disney+.
The official music video, directed by Peter Jackson, will be released tomorrow (Saturday).
Now the Weeknd’s Australian tour has been postponed until next year, also due to “unforeseen circumstances”. This follows on yesterday’s news that David Kushner has called off his tour Down Under.
This seems like a obvious pattern, wonder what is going on?
I would understand David Kushner’s shows getting canned, as he is not well known outside of ‘Daylight’. But The Weeknd are somewhat big, and have been for a long while. Strange
Apart from Sam Smith’s ongoing Australian tour (which makes pit stops in Sydney tonight and tomorrow night), and Bebe Rexha’s upcoming swing which starts in Brisbane next Saturday night, I don’t know of any other international acts that are touring the country this month.
Guess we’d know more as the month goes on.
With Taylor Swift, Pink, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan touring here next year, 2024 shapes as a huge concert season for Australia.
Robbie Williams is mid month
A little bit further afield, the Foo Fighters are here in December
The Corrs are currently touring the country. Going to see them at Rod Laver on Monday night