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  1989 Bonus Tracks Coming To iTunes
 

Taylor Swift announced last night that she is making the bonus tracks from her insanely popular newest album ‘1989’ available on iTunes. This morning, Swift released the first bonus track, “Wonderland” on iTunes, with two more still to come. “You Are In Love” is the next bonus track on the album and was produced by Jack Antonoff of Bleachers and ‘fun.’ fame. The third bonus single still to come is entitled “New Romantics.”

Previously, these three tracks had been available on a Target-exclusive deluxe edition of 1989 and in select countries outside of the United States. Swift’s announcement last night makes iTunes the first digital storefront on which the three bonus tracks are available. Since its acquisition of Beats, Apple has had somewhat of a renewed focus on the music industry and Taylor Swift’s impromptu release further highlights that focus for Apple.

Coldplay, which also had an exclusive deluxe edition of ‘Ghost Stories’ available through Target, has yet to release the bonus tracks onto iTunes or any other digital storefront in the United States. Taylor Swift’s move again highlights her willingness to cooperate with Apple and Beats Music.

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  “Style” is the third single from 1989
 

It was just announced that “Style” is officially the third single from 1989. The song will be added to the radios on February 10th, but “Style” is already ranking at the pop radio chart. What do you guys think of this choice? Check more info about it below:

Performed at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, hyped in a Tweet by Big Machine label boss Scott Borchetta, added by several major market pop radio stations and confirmed as a top 40 single on the Mediabase pop airplay chart, “Style” was very clearly positioned as the official follow-up to “Blank Space.”

But just in case doubt did exist, the Republic Radio promotions team opted to formally confirm that “Style” is the next single.

The third official release from Swift’s blockbuster “1989,” “Style” is due to officially go for radio adds on February 10. Like its predecessor “Blank Space,” however, it will likely have been added by a plethora of stations prior to that impact date.

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  Taylor Re-signs With BMI
 

BIG MACHINE’s TAYLOR SWIFT has re-signed with BROADCAST MUSIC, INC (BMI) for representation of the public performances of her music catalog.

“Beyond her stellar career achievements, TAYLOR has a unique and extraordinary connection with her fans,” said BMI Pres./CEO MIKE O’NEILL. “Through her songwriting and artistry, she has become a universal friend and has redefined the modern pop star. We are honored that TAYLOR has chosen to continue her relationship and partnership with BMI, and we are excited to continue to represent her diverse and groundbreaking catalog of music.”

SWIFT joined BMI in 2004 at the age of 14. She has received 21 BMI Country Awards and nine BMI Pop Awards, including winning Songwriter of the Year in 2010, as well as receiving the BMI PRESIDENT’S AWARD for her outstanding achievement in songwriting with profound global influence on culture and the entertainment industry.

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  Taylor Swift Reveals Five Things to Expect on ‘1989’
 

Rolling Stone Magazine has published a new article about Taylor’s upcoming album “1989“. It features additional details about the record and what we can expect, which made us even more excited about the album. You can read the full article below.

Taylor Swift’s fifth LP, 1989, was influenced by some of the 24-year-old star’s beloved acts from the Eighties, from Phil Collins to Annie Lennox to Madonna. This time, she set out to make “blatant pop music,” she tells us in our new cover story. Here’s five more things she told us to expect on her studio record, out October 27th:

1. A New York state of mind
The leadoff track on 1989 tries to capture the excitement of someone who just moved to New York, as Swift did earlier this year. “I was so intimidated by this city for so long,” she says. “It’s so big, with so many people. I thought I would never be able to make it here, because I wasn’t something enough — bold enough, brave enough to take on this huge city in all of its blaring honesty. And then at a certain point I just thought, ‘I’m ready.'”

2. Lots of Max Martin
The Swedish pop giant, with help from his protege Shellback, produced almost half the songs on 1989, and is also, along with Swift, the executive producer of the album as a whole. Swift has worked with him before, on 2012’s Red, but he plays a much bigger role this time around. “I used to talk about Max Martin like he was this sorcerer who lived in a castle on a hill,” says Swift. “And then one time Scott [Borchetta, the head of her label] said to me, ‘You know…you can work with him if you want to.’ I was like, What?!”

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  “Shake It Off” Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard Hot 100
 

It has been announced that Taylor’s first single “Shake It Off” from the upcoming album “1989” has sold 544,000 copies in its first week, and debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100! This marks the biggest sales week of 2014 and the fourth-largest debut week ever. You can read the full article below. Congratulations, Taylor!

Swift’s new single blasts in at No. 1, thanks to hefty sales, streaming and airplay. Plus, Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ vaults 39-2 following the premiere of its video.

Taylor Swift rockets onto the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 1 with “Shake It Off.” As expected, her new self-empowerment anthem debuts at the top following its first week of availability.

The explosion of “Shake” also spurs Swift to vault to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (which measures song and album sales, radio airplay, streaming and social activity), up from No. 69 last week. (A deeper story covering the latest Artist 100 to follow on Billboard.com.)

The lead single from Swift’s Oct. 27 Big Machine Records album 1989 soars in at the Hot 100’s summit fueled by a combination of immense sales, radio airplay and streaming (the chart’s three measurement components). Swift released the song for digital purchase and to radio, and premiered its official video, last Monday (Aug. 18, just after 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET), the same day that she hosted a Yahoo! live stream announcing the new set’s release.

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  Capital FM Interview
 

Capital FM spoke to Tayor today about her upcoming album “1989”. She revealed that her new music will sound nothing like the songs she’s made before, and that it’s going to feature a lot of late eighties elements! You can read the full article below.

Taylor’s feeling VERY happy with her new album… and she’s given Capital the inside scoop on what to expect!

Last week the ’22’ star announced her new record as ‘1989’, along with new single ‘Shake It Off’, and has now opened up exclusively to us about what she has in store for the #Swifties.

“One of the things you can expect is that I’m really trying to challenge myself in every single way possible to make music that doesn’t sound like music I’ve made before,” Taylor revealed to Capital’s Max. ‘When you get into the album there are a lot of late eighties sounds and vocal stylings and production elements.

“We were really just playing around with this album and didn’t limit ourselves,” Taylor explained. “What ended up happening was we made an album that really sounds like an album, it’s really sonically cohesive, and I’m really proud of it.”

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  The Making Of 1989
 

Taylor has recorded an exclusive behind the scenes video, showing us the making of her new album “1989”! It’s an awesome video, so don’t forget to check it out below!


  Rolling Stone Article
 

Taylor was interviewed by Rolling Stone to discuss the new era and shared some awesome details. She talks about why she named it 1989, the story behind “Shake It Off”, and what went on behind the scenes for the making of her new video. It’s a great read, so make sure to check it out!

After a week of dropping hints, Taylor Swift finally hired a skywriting plane last Friday to spell out “TAYLOR SWIFT 8/18 5PM YAHOO” above New York City, suggesting to fans that the “22” singer might finally be dropping some new music from her much-anticipated fifth album. When the clock struck 5 p.m. EST on Monday, Swift delivered: As part of her Yahoo! live stream, Swift debuted her new single “Shake It Off” in the form of an impromptu dance party with the studio audience. Swift also revealed that 1989, the follow-up to 2012’s Red, is set for release on October 27th and will be her “first straight-up pop album.” 1989 refers to the singer’s birth year, and Swift revealed that the music of the late-Eighties – “a time of limitless potential” – had a huge impact on her new LP, right down to the album cover: a Polaroid photo of the singer.

“Two years gives you enough time to grow and change; change what you believe in and what’s influencing and inspiring you,” Swift said of the two years between Red and 1989. “In the process, my music changed. I woke up every single day not wanting, but needing, to make a new style of music. This album is a rebirth for me.”

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  1989
 

Taylor hosted a worldwide live stream today, where she shared new information regarding her music! The first single off her new album is called “Shake It Off“, and you can get your copy by clicking here. The album is called “1989” and it comes out worldwide on October 27th, take a look at the cover below and pre-order it on TS.com. If you by any chance missed the live stream you can watch it by clicking here to find out why Taylor called the album “1989”. What are YOUR thoughts on the new single? We can’t get enough of it, and we can’t wait to listen to “1989” in October!

UPDATE: You can check out the official video for “Shake It Off” below, and don’t forget to check out the screen shots from the video in our gallery!



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