Taylor blogs...Apple listens...
Less than a day after the "Bad Blood" singer took to Tumblr to complain about the lack of artist royalties during the three-month free trial period of the new Apple Music streaming service, the company's content czar announced a change in policy.
Eddy Cue tweeted, "Apple will always make sure that artist[s] are paid." He followed that message with, "#AppleMusic will play artist[s] for streaming, even during customer's free trial period." And finally, "We hear you @taylorswift13 and indie artists. Love, Apple."
Taylor had threatened to keep her latest album, 1989, off the service, writing on Tumblr, "I find it to be shocking, disappointing and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company."
Congratulations To Steven Tyler's daughter Chelsea!
The Aerosmith singer's youngest daughter Chelsea, 26, married actor Jon Foster in a ceremony in Carmel, California. The couple also perform music as the electronic soul duo Kaneholler.
Chelsea is the daughter of Tyler and his second wife, Teresa Barrick.
Aerosmith plays the second date of its Blue Army Tour Wednesday at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana.
John Rich is branching out..
John says, "It's really America's brand. I say it's for people that work hard and play harder and in that little phrase, you encapsulate Redneck Riviera. Redneck Riviera is not flash and trash, everything we're doing is high end, high quality stuff. That's important to me."
He describes the restaurant as being a family friendly, more rural version of Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville. In addition to Nashville, he plans to open places in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Pensacola, Florida.
Also on tap for the brand is a line of liquor.
Kelsea Ballerini hits #1 and makes history!
Other debut singles by solo ladies to crack the Top 5 include Jana Kramer’s “Why Ya Wanna” (number-three in 2012) and Taylor Swift’s “Tim McGraw” (number-five in 2007).