Swift blowup: Scooter Brown backlash case of mistaken identity

Pop star Taylor Swift’s recent blowup over the sale of the label her first albums belong to made national headlines. Swift held nothing back in complaining about the label sale although she’s now worth hundreds of millions of dollars partly because of that label. Swift targeted Scooter Braun, the man at the helm of the purchase of her label, for allegedly bullying her, among other reasons. Rising country star Scooter Brown had no idea what would come at him as a result of mistaken identity. Continue reading “Swift blowup: Scooter Brown backlash case of mistaken identity”

Musician Jason Eady has perfect response to Taylor Swift’s anger over label sale

Yesterday I did a column about Taylor Swift’s reaction to Ithaca Holdings’ acquisition of the record label that made Taylor Swift a great deal of money. Swift was definitely not happy to see Big Machine Label Group acquired by Ithaca. Swift doesn’t have control over the masters to a number of albums that took her from country star to pop tart. Eady, who is an indie musician from Texas, gave his take and it’s very similar to what I’ve told my daughters since they decided to do music fulltime. Continue reading “Musician Jason Eady has perfect response to Taylor Swift’s anger over label sale”

Taylor Swift freaks over label deal, warns aspiring musicians

Pop star Taylor Swift is freaking over a deal Big Machine Label Group made with pop media superpower Ithaca Holdings. Media are reporting Ithaca, whose chairman is Scooter Braun, acquired BMLG for more than $300 million.  After Swift placed a critical post on her Tumblr page, BMLG founder Scott Borchetta fired back in a post of his own at the BMLG website. Lessons are here, and aspiring musicians should take note. Continue reading “Taylor Swift freaks over label deal, warns aspiring musicians”

Nashville blowout: Eric Church sets record despite last year’s brouhaha

Eric Church 'Double Down Tour' promo photo from https://www.facebook.com/ericchurch/
Eric Church ‘Double Down Tour’ promo photo from facebook.com/ericchurch

Nashville star Eric Church must be on top of the world right now. Church, the come-from-behind guy who was once dropped by Rascal Flatts during a tour, set records for audience totals on May 25 at Nissan Stadium in the city famous for country and now country pop.

Defying critics’ predictions, Church managed to deflect a lot of criticism leveled at him after a Rolling Stone piece featured some of the singer’s political pronouncements less than one year ago. Continue reading “Nashville blowout: Eric Church sets record despite last year’s brouhaha”

Friday the 13th: Bad luck, good luck, and why we take note

Today is Friday the 13th, and in the South, that always spelled bad luck. People didn’t stay inside or act like bad luck was coming. We’d take note it was a day traditionally perceived as unlucky and then go about our business. Why do we even take note of it, though? And why does one megastar consider it her lucky number?  Continue reading “Friday the 13th: Bad luck, good luck, and why we take note”