Sunday, June 21, 2015

No "Bad Blood" For Taylor To Apple But No streaming On Apple Music

To Apple, Love Taylor

I write this to explain why I'll be holding back my album, 1989, from the new streaming service, Apple Music. I feel this deserves an explanation because Apple has been and will continue to be one of my best partners in selling music and creating ways for me to connect with my fans. I respect the company and the truly ingenious minds that have created a legacy based on innovation and pushing the right boundaries.

I'm sure you are aware that Apple Music will be offering a free 3 month trial to anyone who signs up for the service. I'm not sure you know that Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months. I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company.

This is not about me. Thankfully I am on my fifth album and can support myself, my band, crew, and entire management team by playing live shows. This is about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success. This is about the young songwriter who just got his or her first cut and thought that the royalties from that would get them out of debt. This is about the producer who works tirelessly to innovate and create, just like the innovators and creators at Apple are pioneering in their field…but will not get paid for a quarter of a year's worth of plays on his or her songs.

These are not the complaints of a spoiled, petulant child. These are the echoed sentiments of every artist, writer and producer in my social circles who are afraid to speak up publicly because we admire and respect Apple so much. We simply do not respect this particular call.

I realize that Apple is working towards a goal of paid streaming. I think that is beautiful progress. We know how astronomically successful Apple has been and we know that this incredible company has the money to pay artists, writers and producers for the 3 month trial period… even if it is free for the fans trying it out.

Three months is a long time to go unpaid, and it is unfair to ask anyone to work for nothing. I say this with love, reverence, and admiration for everything else Apple has done. I hope that soon I can join them in the progression towards a streaming model that seems fair to those who create this music. I think this could be the platform that gets it right.

But I say to Apple with all due respect, it's not too late to change this policy and change the minds of those in the music industry who will be deeply and gravely affected by this. We don't ask you for free iPhones. Please don't ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Miguel - Coffee

Miss Jackson....

At The weee bit hour yesterday morning, My Phone was buzzing and ringing off the hook. Was something wrong??? No.. Miss Jackson Announced her tour dates. Without a warning. Now anyone who knows me, knows how much I love Janet always have since a toddler. So you know I was up with a 5am wake up call for work.. It didn't matter..

Janet's First leg of the tour starts in Vancouver, BC Aug.31st and goes -Nov. 12th in Hawaii with no stops in DC, NYC, Philly but my sources tell me not to worry she will be back out for this tour is both a Promo Tour as well as a world tour. But you already know I'm not waiting so I will be In Miami Sept. 20th Along side Mr. Moe Bell.. It's sure to be a blast...

Check out Janet info on her Official website Where you can Pre- order the album and get a T-shirt before anyone gets it..


AUGUST 31, 2015 Vancouver, BC, CAN
Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 Calgary, AB, CAN
Scotiabank Saddledome

SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 Edmonton, AB, CAN
Rexall Place

SEPTEMBER 5, 2015 Grande Prairie, AB, CAN
Revolution Place

SEPTEMBER 7, 2015 Saskatoon, SK, CAN
SaskTel Centre

SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 Winnipeg, MB, CAN
MTS Centre

SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 Grand Rapids, MI
Van Andel Arena

SEPTEMBER 12, 2015 Cincinnati, OH
PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend Music Center

SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 Toronto, ON, CAN
Air Canada Centre

SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 Raleigh, NC
Walnut Creek Amphitheatre

SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 Charlotte, NC
PNC Music Pavilion

SEPTEMBER 20, 2015 Miami, FL
American Airlines Arena

SEPTEMBER 23, 2015 Orlando, FL
Amway Center

SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 Tampa, FL
Amalie Arena

SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 Atlanta, GA
Chastain Park Amphitheatre

SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Nashville, TN
Ascend Amphitheater

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 Memphis, TN
FedEx Forum

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 New Orleans, LA
Smoothie King Center

OCTOBER 9, 2015 Las Vegas, NV
Axis @ Planet Hollywood

OCTOBER 10, 2015 Las Vegas, NV
Axis @ Planet Hollywood

OCTOBER 13, 2015 San Francisco, CA
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

OCTOBER 14, 2015 San Francisco, CA
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

OCTOBER 16, 2015 Inglewood, CA
The Forum

OCTOBER 17, 2015 San Diego, CA
Viejas Arena

OCTOBER 19, 2015 Phoenix, AZ
Comerica Theatre

OCTOBER 21, 2015 Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Bowl

OCTOBER 22, 2015 Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Bowl

OCTOBER 24, 2015 Salt Lake City, UT
Energy Solutions Arena

OCTOBER 25, 2015 Denver, CO
Pepsi Center

OCTOBER 27, 2015 Kansas City, MO
Sprint Center

OCTOBER 29, 2015 St. Louis, MO
Chaifetz Arena

OCTOBER 30, 2015 Omaha, NE
CenturyLink Center Omaha

NOVEMBER 1, 2015 Minneapolis, MN
Target Center

NOVEMBER 3, 2015 Chicago, IL
Chicago Theatre

NOVEMBER 4, 2015 Chicago, IL
Chicago Theatre

NOVEMBER 12, 2015 Honolulu, HI
Neal S. Blaisdell Center Arena