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Can Taylor Swift change the music industry?

The Big Story

09:47 min | 2 years ago

Can Taylor Swift change the music industry?

"Ever since recorded music came a big business artists have been getting screwed by their record. Labels this is is not a secret. Ask anyone who pays attention to the industry and they will give you plenty of examples outside the industry though. It's not usually public book unless it really interferes with an artist ability to make music and even that it's never this public lately. There's there's been a new shift that has affected me personally and that I feel is a potentially harmful force in our industry and as your resident loud person I feel the need to bring it up. And that is the unregulated world of private equity coming in and buying our music as if it is real estate this it just happened to me without my approval consultation or consent you might recognize that voice it is one of the richest voices in the world. So yes Taylor swift can afford to take a risk. She used her acceptance speech when she got the woman of the decade honor at the billboard awards to to address her very public feud with scooter. Braun who is the new owner of her former label big machine and along with that the owner of dozens of songs thanks swift recorded early in her career. So what happens now. Is this a new precedent for the music industry with artists. Speaking openly about who Owns the art that they create or is this Taylor swift doing it. Because she's Taylor and she can and how will her former label and scooter bron fight back. Jordan Heath Rawlings. This is the big story. Amanda Kingsland is the National Music Director for country music stations on Rogers radio across the country. She's been following Taylor swift since Taylor. Her came onto the scene. Hey Amanda Hey how are you. I'm doing really well. And why don't we start with. Do you remember when you heard Taylor Swift for the first time time and what you thought I do remember actually i. It was the first few months I started here at the radio station. We received We received her album. I'm in an envelope With a bit of a plan it kind of came with this rap sheet that Said who she was and what the plans were for her. You know this would've been maybe early. Two thousand six. So kinda pre people sending you an email with all the details so it came in a big envelope and I remember sitting down and listening to it and I re I. Yeah I remember some of the songs thinking this is a little kid and I remember some of them thinking. These are incredible lyrics. I remember immediately really falling in love with the Song Teardrop Guitar. I thought it was really really smart. How for single Tim McGraw resonated and how they were able to use that to really get a foot in the door and country music and I remember being here at the station when the phones blew up asking who that girl was or who what who sings that song that the toxic Tim McGraw your she resonated with people immediately? And you don't see that a lot with artists you see having to play them a time especially in a time where social social media wasn't where it is now there wasn't a big social campaign or digital campaign to put her in front of people. They did that organically and it caught on so quickly. Where where did she come from? And how did she come up in the countryside of the business. We'll Taylor grew up in Pennsylvania on a Christmas tree farm which I always think is such a cool fact and just very authentic in the country lifestyle. I think to grow up in In the woods or growing your own trees Turned to songwriting really early and You know obviously her. The parents were super supportive and realized that she had a gift because they brought her from Pennsylvania to Nashville In the early two thousands when she was about thirteen she got a publishing deal with Sony at fourteen years old and then signed a record deal with big machine records from there and and you know she spent time writing songs and then did what you often hear. People people do and went from label to label asking to play songs for people in asking for a record deal. So that's sort of how things got rolling you know. She went up and down music row pitching her songs as a fourteen year old was at guitar and got told no over and over and over. So yeah I think that that's a really that's a very you know picturesque story. You would hear about somebody going up and down music row in Nashville asking. You know knocking on doors and asking to play their songs right. It's like the the quintessential central origin story. But then she signed with big machine. And what happened when she was just getting started with them. That matters now like why we're talking about it today. Yeah yeah well. I think that how big machine started is kind of important to this too. Big Machine was not a record. Label Pre Taylor Swift Scupper shadow left. His current aren't label. who wasn't interested in signing fourteen year old writing her own music which was a caveat in how she wanted to do things and so he decided to start big machine? Gene records Not launched with Taylor Swift. And you know I've I've heard Scott sister actually worked for the record label for years with us on the Canadian side and she told me about them sitting on the floor of an office space he had rented and there was nothing in it yet and he called in some favors from some other people in the industry and they actually were pudding Taylor's albums in envelopes on the floor in this office space and mailing them to radio stations hoping for airplay and that sort of how big machine started was with booth with Taylor. Was it talked about in those early days. When she signed that record deal which was two thousand six? was you know that part of that deal. Was that the publishing rights to the songs things that she was singing were owned by week machine. Every person has a different deal an every person has different publishing houses or how they get songs and how those are broken broken down as far as royalties go. It's all different for everybody so I guess you know at that time. It didn't really matter and then fast forward a handful of years in a whole lot of success excess and You Know Scott selling the label. which involves Taylor's music and the rights to that music? So that's how we end up here today. Eight were hearing this buzz around Taylor not getting to perform her own songs or Taylor you know not owning that music that we all have come to love and why. She's where she is today Eh. Can you explain a little bit about how those rights work. Because I think some of us who listen to music take for granted that different people might own the actual rights to a song. But I haven't heard ever before really of somebody not being allowed to play their own music so just so you know we can clarify that. Rights eight means copyright. It means you know licensed music and that means that the publishing rights would earn you money when it streamed downloaded put on a CD performed live heard on a radio station used in a television. Show anytime you hear that song whether it be live or recorded somebody Is He's getting paid because it's been licensed so that's what we're talking about when we say you know not owning the rights are not having the rights now because of a breakdown of how those come together and again it's different for a a lot of people in how much percentage they get of each category by category. I mean there's a lyricist or a songwriter. There's a musician who pulls out altogether. And then it's published through a publishing company who copyrights it who gets a percentage so You know Taylor's case. She may be collecting royalties as a songwriter air. But she doesn't own the rights to those songs and doesn't get to control Unfortunately with those albums released with big machine she doesn't get to control when those songs are used because she's she doesn't have those rights right so they can sell them to a commercial and she can't do anything about that right now now as far as I understand if they were to do that she was still get a portion based on being the lyricist songwriter. But she doesn't get say on how it's used. So how did this escalate into the kind of public feud that we've been following for the back half of this year. Well in my opinion Taylor swift is an incredible incredible businessperson and she. She always has been even when she was on. Good terms with big machine and sitting in those boardrooms. She was very active in the decision. Making so I don't know that not having the rights to these. These songs became a problem until she wasn't in that boardroom anymore. But she's always been outstanding to her fans she's cultivated. This incredible following she gives gives so much to those people who then she can in turn ask things of as well and when this became a problem for her she was able to turn to her fans through her social platforms and let them know what was going on and request their support to get her to where she wanted to be. And you know as much as there's so many people have somebody opinions on this But quite frankly it's quite brilliant to who use this fan base that she has and that she's cultivated to get the results. She thinks that she deserves her. Needs to see and I think that's how we all ended up hearing about it. Is Taylor making us all aware And again that's one side of the story when Taylor comes out and makes aware of what's happening but it started with the company being sold or with majority sheriff of big machine being sold his scooter Braun And she was unhappy happy with that. And then she disclosed The publishing and how what the breakdown was and how. She doesn't have control over those songs. Everybody loves to hear her sing. So what is Taylor. Claiming she wants done like what does she say happened. and and how does she feel. She's been wronged. I've heard I've seen a lot of

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"national music director" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

07:03 min | 2 years ago

"national music director" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"Now the man who surrounded by stars and their heavily armed bodyguards here's ABC's Jason make things in from Holly yeah I believe in in stalking out there with JC said if I'm going to go to prison it's going to be in the same prison Felicity Huffman's and at the present I made two named by Forbes as one of the top ten cushy is prisons in the US you know that's the voice I'm gonna go although about that was in two thousand nine that they need not so it's been ten years things have changed since you know other prisons build and they put in more luxury boxes and bigger scoreboards and stuff like that and I know eventually I get it the better concessions yeah and we're like okay I was gonna have a big you know bigger scoreboard military yeah yeah yeah Evans used in the place where she you know these two weeks thirteen days exactly what is going to be and she thinks the the the the tax the most in depth to get up I think every morning by five around so that's so you know that's not great but it's not like you got to get to five and go to work that is true although you did that and they they have jobs I don't know if what happens in the two weeks of your do you get assigned there to a job and then the year leaves well yeah typically in but it's off campus you know you're gonna go volunteer looking Parker library can be outside the beautiful California sun you're gonna get your three squares I understand in this prison that on we believe it or not this is true on weekends they have brunch yes really yes I register yesterday it's a standard Sunday they have like a breakfast at six starts at six AM but then between I think it's alive that I myself like eleven and one is brunch right I mean do with Mimosas that I'm sure they have the most is there's no question about it if you're gonna do hard time that a hard time I like to do it in that prison right there I think about going you know what if that's the punishment for trying to get my stupid kid in a good school I probably do that affect the economy because of the money they she and William H. Macy have plenty of money some money thing it and look at it this way okay she's got a felony record so so what you're Felicity Huffman you you don't need that you're there so you're still going to get work it doesn't matter to you although she may be a little tougher to insure because on those movies that then TV shows the Big Island sure yeah so that might make her a little to nothing away but yeah I'm I'm not worried about her ability to find work after this and it'll be interesting in the what what she's gonna do is are we going to see an interview somewhere yeah Diane so we're going to talk yeah if you're gonna write something to be like in a you know one of those articles for this feed my time in prison it'll be interesting to see how this all comes out if you read the book to be on Ellen you can get out Alan until his you know how this plays out to guard the books he's gonna talk about my time in jail and how it changed my life and how you know what we're gonna do anything for kids and we got to kind of change how we are but but I love my children I was doing that a lot of and she's going to spend a single for another fortune or is she is William H. Macy gonna swoop into the prison in the house well and pick her up because because this is a great start telling that actually did happen at this person yes yes it's in the end of the call I think this person is is well known for a long with housing Heidi Fleiss then Patty Hearst there was a prison break where a guy I think they were bank robbers something like that and this guy landed the helicopter in the prison yard of the of this prison up in northern California and the his his lady friend got in and they took off and they were gone for ten days nobody could find nobody knew eventually you know they've been caught up to him and and found them but there has been a daring helicopter prison break at this actual brick was singularly is the dumbest thing I've ever heard of because you're in a cushy cushy president now you're going to real prison for five years I think I understand right any serious prison not like medium like regular maximum security because now you have escaped from jail yeah that's your stereo prison breaker yeah if if if my boyfriend lands on the it when I'm in prison my boyfriend takes a helicopter lands back I would say you know what makes in six months because usually that's how long people are in there for you yeah see I don't know this guy I chasing Nathanson in Hollywood this morning at seven hundred W. O. W. works Bizarro world we have this too as well I had the other day body leach on our on national music director talk about the rock roll hall of fame class which there nine names in this thing out we're not quite sure how many are going to get in but the argument has in this is kind of like caught up the twittersphere I get it when you have you know Whitney Houston and atores be IDM list of the rock and roll hall of fame is it really the rock and roll hall of fame I know right now stop with this argument I mean it hasn't been that way for decades now it's it's all the rock and roll and yes it is in the name and maybe the name is misleading and I understand that but it's the music Collison at this point okay and anything rock and roll is defined basically something with a four four backbeat and is it and you know musical instruments is this song is not classical or jazz pretty much for the most part you have a chance to get in if you're a big selling artist especially in the US so it you know it doesn't really matter so does does Whitney Houston deserve to be in absolutely because every the Franklin St if you're gonna put a reserve yes she's been past again her voice is great Whitney Houston's one the best selling artist in the world with you know some of the most recognizable hits absolutely she deserves to be in disorders B. I G. yet rap I mean the raptors come a long way there's not that many rappers in the rock and roll hall of fame the only solo rapper in there is two pox so be you would be kind of a fitting guide to be absolutely you have to have him in well okay but here's the thing it's like going to the food hall of fame in training Maconochie what you have but if the if you look at and yet he died in that that was tragic in a cut short his accomplishments but the the first we had you only have two albums so that's a little tougher sell than some of these other artists like you say you know Depeche Mode or maybe Soundgarden arose from the other two are her up at this year's I don't know that he gets in on the ballot but he could be it could be kind of fundamental thing that he does I think so but the thing I mean you look at other artists who died young in the rock roll hall fame is full of it absolutely it's a lot of it you know I think is based on your body of work and I don't know two albums in yeah.

"national music director" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

07:01 min | 2 years ago

"national music director" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"Stars and their heavily armed bodyguards here's ABC's Jason make things in from Holly yeah I believe in in stalking out there with JC said if I'm going to go to prison it's going to be in the same prison Felicity Huffman's and at the present I made two named by Forbes as one of the top ten cushy is prisons in the US you know that's the voice I'm gonna go although that was that was in two thousand nine that they named that so it's been ten years things have changed since you know other prisons build and they put in more luxury boxes and bigger scoreboards and stuff like that and I know eventually I get it the you'd better concessions yeah and we're not like okay I was gonna have a big you know bigger scoreboard Allah to yeah yeah yeah Felicity Huffman's use in a place where she you know the two weeks the thirteen days exactly is what it's going to be and she thinks the the the part of tech the most in depth to get up I think every morning by five brown so that's you know that's not great but it's not like you got to get to five and go to work that is true although you did that day they have jobs I don't know if what happens in the two weeks of your do you get the finder to a job and then the year leaves well yeah typically in but it's off campus you know you're gonna go volunteer looking Parker library can be outside the beautiful California sun you're gonna get your three squares I understand in this prison that on we believe it or not this is true on weekends they have branch yes really yes I register yesterday that said Saturday and Sunday they have like a breakfast at six starts at six AM but then between I think it's a lot of them I say like eleven and one is brunch right I mean do with most of them I'm sure they have the most is there's no question about it if you're gonna do hard time that a hard time I like to do it in that prison right there I think about going you know what if that's the punishment for trying to get my stupid kid in a good school I probably do that if I had that kind of because of the money they she and William H. Macy a plenty of money some money thing it and look at it this way okay she's got a felony record so so what you're Felicity Huffman you you don't need that you're this you're still going to get work yeah it doesn't matter to you although she may be a little tougher to insure because on those movies that then TV shows the Big Island sure yeah so that might make her a little to nothing yeah yeah I'm I'm not worried about her ability to find work after this and it'll be interesting and what what she gonna do is are we going to see an interview somewhere yeah Diane so we're going to talk yeah if you're gonna write something you have to be like in a you know one of those articles for this feed my time in prison it'll be interesting to see how this all comes out maybe she write the book to be on Ellen you can get out Allen I'm telling his do you know how this plays out to guard the books he's gonna talk about my time in jail and how it changed my life and how you know what we're gonna do anything for kids and we got to kind of change how we are but but I love my children I was doing that a lot of and she's gonna spend the signal for another fortune or is she is William H. Macy gonna swoop into the prison in the house well and pick her up because because this is a great storyteller we did happen at this process yes yes it then in the eighties and that that's what I think this person is is well known for a long with housing Heidi Fleiss then Patty Hearst there was a prison break where a guy I think they were bank robbers something like that and this guy landed a helicopter in the prison yard of the of this prison up in northern California and the his his lady friend got in and they took off and they were gone for ten days nobody could find nobody knew eventually you know they've been caught up to him and and found them but there has been a daring helicopter prison break out through the actual bridge which singularly is the dumbest thing I've ever heard of because you're in a cushy cushy president now you're going to real prison for five years I think Pat understand right any serious prison not like medium like regular maximum security because now you have escaped from jail yeah it's your starting a prison breaker yeah if if if my boyfriend lands on the it when I'm in prison my boyfriend takes a helicopter lands back I'm gonna say you know what in six months because usually that's how long people are in there for you yeah see I don't know this guy I chasing nations in an alley with this morning at seven hundred W. O. W. works Bizarro world we have this too as well I had the other day body leach on our on national music director talk about the rock roll hall of fame class which there nine names in this thing out we're not quite sure how many are going to get in but the argument has in this is kind of like caught up the twittersphere I get it when you have the Whitney Houston and atores B. I G. on the list of the rock and roll hall of fame is it really the rock and roll hall of fame in I know right now stop with this argument I mean it hasn't been that way for decades now it's it's all the rock and roll and to get that within the name and maybe the name is misleading and I understand that but it's the music Collison aimed at this point okay and anything rock and roll is defined basically something with a four four backbeat and it and you know musical instruments is this song is not classical or jazz pretty much for the most part you have a chance to get in if you're a big selling artist especially in the US so it you know it doesn't really matter so does does Whitney Houston deserve to be in absolutely because every the Franklin St if you're gonna put a reserve yes she's fantastic in her voice is great Whitney Houston's one the best selling artist in the world with you know some of the most recognizable hits absolutely she deserves to be in Detroit's B. I G. yet rap I mean the raptors come a long way there's not that many rappers in the rock and roll hall of fame the only solo rapper in there is two pox so big he would be kind of a fitting guide to be absolutely you have to hand in what okay but here's the thing it's like going to the food hall of fame in training Maconochie what you have but if if you look at and yet he died in that that was tragic in a cut short his accomplishments but the literacy if you only have two albums so that's a little tougher sell than some of these other artists like you say you know Depeche Mode or maybe sound Gardner wrote some of the others who are her up that this year so I don't know that he gets in on this ballot but he could be it could be kind of a sentimental thing that he does I think so but the thing I mean you look at other artists who died young in the rock roll hall fame is full of it absolutely it's a lot of it you know I think is based on your body of work and I don't know two albums in yeah.