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Taylor Swift Disorderly Conduct Perps Say They Are Not Guilty

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Three people accused of causing a disturbance at Taylor Swift’s beach house in Westerly, Rhode Island, have pleaded not guilty. The Westerly Sun reports Michael Horrigan, Tristan Kading and Emily Kading, who are all in their 20s, appeared in court Friday on disorderly conduct charges. Police say the three threw beer bottles and shouted expletives at a security guard at Swift’s house on June 14. The guard photographed the three on his cell phone and was able to identify them.

Meanwhile, Taylor doesn’t seem to be hurting at all from the immaturity of these three.  She was #18 on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list with earnings of about $64 million thanks to world wide sold-out tours, album sales, and countless endorsement deals with Cover Girl, Keds, and more.

Taylor Swift Embraces the Changes in the Music Industry

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Taylor Swift has put in her two cents in an article she wrote for the Wall Street Journal on the future of country music. Taylor, a self-proclaimed optimist, does offer a unique perspective. At just 24 she’s one of the most successful artists of all time. In an age of dying album sales, Taylor still manages to sell millions in just the first week, her digital sales are even more popular. She’s selling out stadiums and venues world wide. Her music has blurred genres, making the top of both pop and country charts. For her, it’s proof that the music industry isn’t dying at all…You just have embrace change and be more inventive.

I’d like to point out that people are still buying albums, but now they’re buying just a few of them. They are buying only the ones that hit them like an arrow through the heart or have made them feel strong or allowed them to feel like they really aren’t alone in feeling so alone. It isn’t as easy today as it was 20 years ago to have a multiplatinum-selling album, and as artists, that should challenge and motivate us.

There are always going to be those artists who break through on an emotional level and end up in people’s lives forever. The way I see it, fans view music the way they view their relationships. Some music is just for fun, a passing fling (the ones they dance to at clubs and parties for a month while the song is a huge radio hit, that they will soon forget they ever danced to). Some songs and albums represent seasons of our lives, like relationships that we hold dear in our memories but had their time and place in the past.

However, some artists will be like finding “the one.” We will cherish every album they put out until they retire and we will play their music for our children and grandchildren. As an artist, this is the dream bond we hope to establish with our fans. I think the future still holds the possibility for this kind of bond, the one my father has with the Beach Boys and the one my mother has with Carly Simon.

Taylor has proven that a close relationship with fans can go a long way. It’s not just about making music on stage and in the studio. Taylor is out to prove that personal relationships go a long way. She has always been one of the more fan friendly artists, signing autographs for hours, giving hugs and selfies. She personally responds to facebook comments and tweets. She is all about making sure everyone has the best experience possibly in every avenue.

I think forming a bond with fans in the future will come in the form of constantly providing them with the element of surprise. No, I did not say “shock”; I said “surprise.” I believe couples can stay in love for decades if they just continue to surprise each other, so why can’t this love affair exist between an artist and their fans?

In the YouTube generation we live in, I walked out onstage every night of my stadium tour last year knowing almost every fan had already seen the show online. To continue to show them something they had never seen before, I brought out dozens of special guest performers to sing their hits with me. My generation was raised being able to flip channels if we got bored, and we read the last page of the book when we got impatient. We want to be caught off guard, delighted, left in awe. I hope the next generation’s artists will continue to think of inventive ways of keeping their audiences on their toes, as challenging as that might be.

Instead of fighting change, Taylor has always embraced it and gone with the punches. Some artists who’ve been around a while, have had a harder time adjusting to the digital changes of music and social media. Others like Blake Shelton have jumped in head first. The thing is, it’s been pretty proven that artist popularity and music sales tend to go hand in hand.

You can see the entire article here, and see how much the industry has changed.

Top Tweets of the Week- June 23rd

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10. @BradPaisley  Don’t you hate it when the Paparazzi snap a pic of U on your vacation? RT : Thank u !!!

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9. @SaraEvansMusic Nude high heels are one of my favorite summer time accessories!! What’s one of yours? pic.twitter.com/Uza5xCgBnH

8. @DierksBentley is there a better song out right now than @RandyHouser “likea cowboy”??? soooogood dude. too bad you can’t sing! HA! killinme bro…

7. @blakeshelton@tboone69: NOTHING is funnier?” Well besides people falling down on YouTube..

6. @martinamcbride  I heard a girl singing at the 3rd street promenade in Santa Monica that made me cry. I was so moved by her voice. #talent everywhere

5.  ·  Holy reindeer nuggets! The year is already half over! I’m sure the Christmas commercials will start soon

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4. @austinswift7 I’m just a ball of fur, standing in front of another a ball of fur, asking her to love me pic.twitter.com/6l73ETBF5o

3. @willienelson Thanks to all that bought the new album, #BandOfBrothers! It debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top 200 & is #1 on the Billboard Country chart!
2. @DierksBentley it’s like hockey on grass… come on USA! #USAvsBelgium #WorldCup2014

1. @ScottyMcCreery Back away from twitter Scotty… Back away. I could definitely see a repeat twitter rant like the other night if i dont  

 

 

 

 

 

Taylor Swift, Toby Keith & Kenny Chesney Make Forbes Celebrity 100 List

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Taylor Swift is a force to be reckon with. She comes in at number 18 on Forbes Celebrity 100 list with earnings of about $64 million thanks to world wide sold-out tours, album sales, and countless endorsement deals with Cover Girl, Keds, and more.

Toby Keith also makes the list at no. 51 thanks to his own record label, I Love This Bar And Grill restaurants, a multimillion-dollar endorsement deal with Ford, and his own Wild Shot mescal.

Kenny Chesney
rolls in at no. 70… and well, that needs no explanation.

See the entire list here.

Police Arrest Three People Near Taylor Swift House

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Three people have been arrested outside Taylor Swift’s beachfront home in Westerly, Rhode Island. The Westerly Sun reports police arrested 29-year-old Michael Horrigan, 28-year-old Tristan Kading and 26-year-old Emily Kading on Sunday for misdemeanor breach of peace. Authorities say the three threw beer bottles and shouted expletives at security guards. Swift was not home at the time.

Police have made two trespassing arrests on Swift’s property in the past year.

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