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Happy 25th Birthday, Taylor Swift! The Z100 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball

December 13, 2014
(Source: Scott Borchetta)

(Source: Scott Borchetta)

Happy 25th Birthday, Tay :)

She’s been your secret crush, your best friend, your older sister, your trusty confidant, your partner in crime, your angelic guardian and your musical support. Since then she’s become a force to contend with, a lyrical mistress and most recently a business mover and shaker taking decisions that affect and shape the music business. Taylor is not a celebrity to us, the proud and loud citizens of the Taylor Nation. She’s the one artist that we can unequivocally say love us back just as much as we love her. Happy Birthday, Taylor Allison Swift. We know if you could have us all on a giant party you would.

The Blonde With The Sparkly 1989 Microphone celebrated her 25th birthday yesterday just as she was performing during the z100 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2014. In case you missed it, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Here you go:

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My mail subscribers may not notice that I often update the clips for quality or because they’ve been taken down. In this case, this is the must see full acceptance speech for Billboard Woman of the Year including Gena’s introduction. I’ve updated the previous post, but this clip deserves a repost :)

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The Taylor Swift Experience opens today at the GRAMMY museum and runs until May 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. You can watch ET Online’s first look here.

Taylor Swift will be the headliner at New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on December 31.

(Source: Taylor Swift via Instagram)

(Source: Taylor Swift via Instagram)

Coming up on the Calendar!

(Sources: z100’s Jingle Ball 2014, The GRAMMY Museum)

2014 Billboard Women in Music: Taylor accepts Woman of the Year award

December 12, 2014

We’re gonna party like it’s 1989 too, Taylor Nation.

In case you don’t know, you can watch z100’s Jingle Ball 2014 right now through Yahoo! Live / iHeartRadio. Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who’s glad Taylor got this award from none other than a fan just like you and me, we want to congratulate Taylor in her second win of the Billboard Woman of the Year award. The award was presented by an actual citizen of the Taylor Nation, @GenaGabrielle! Woot.

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“I’ve taken this year to stand up for my value as a songwriter, as a businesswoman and a content creator,” Taylor said in her acceptance speech. “I’m very well aware the music industry is changing, and it will continue to change. I’m open to that change and progress. I’m not open to the financial model that is currently in place. I really believe that we in the music industry can work together to bond technology with integrity. And I think we can teach a younger generation about an investment in music, not just the ephemeral consumption of it. I think that there has to be a way for streaming or any future way we access music to fairly compensate the writers.”

She also didn’t forget about the young upcoming artists after her.

“I want to thank Billboard for deciding to make me Woman of the Year for the second time…I really just feel like we need to continue to try and offer something to a younger generation of musicians. Because somewhere right now your future Woman of the Year is probably sitting in a piano lesson or in a girls choir. Today, right now, we need to take care of her. Thank you.”

The full speech is on Billboard. The Sparkly Dressed also got a birthday serenade by the one and only Icon of the Year, Aretha Franklin.

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Also honored at the event were Jesse J, Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande, Idina Menzel, Haley Williams and Charli XCX. The very impressive Ingrid Michaelson covered Taylor Swift’s song Clean during the ceremony.

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I also wanted to highlight Gena’s introduction of Taylor which was brilliant!

“I’ve been fortunate to share in her transformation,” Gena said before introducing her. “Her ability to write and perform is incredible, but it’s her impact beyond music where she really shines…I found Taylor because of her music, but I stayed because of her character.” You can read the full story on Billboard.

Taylor will be at z100’s Jingle Ball 2014 in New York City, New York on December 12. She headlines New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on December 31.

(Source: Billboard)

(Source: Billboard)

Coming up on the Calendar!

(Sources: Billboard)

Tour Talk & News Update: Changes for St. Louis. New concert for Houston. Barbara Walter previews & Incredible Things!

December 12, 2014
(Source: TaylorSwift.com)

(Source: TaylorSwift.com)

You love the game, Taylor Nation.

St. Louis, Missouri! Your concert date has been changed. It’s no longer October 13 or October 14. The new concert date is now September 28, still at the Scottrade Center. I’ve updated the 2015 Calendar to illustrate that. Official date change is on TaylorSwift.com if you need to confirm further. A new concert has been added for Houston!

You can see the fully updated concert list here, but official changes are on TaylorSwift.com.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who’s trying to get rid of the last work rush before the holidays, we know that talk is cheap and videos are golden. Don’t worry, we can show you some Incredible Things! Here’s the Behind The Scenes of Taylor Swift’s video shoot for her new fragrance. I think that Taylor might be the only human being that could be more adorable than a kitten in the same scene. You be the judge.

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Here’s a clip with a sneak peek of Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014 from GMA:

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Here’s another preview via ABC News:

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Thanks to taylornation (non-official) for posting!

Taylor will be at z100’s Jingle Ball 2014 in New York City, New York on December 12. She headlines New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on December 31.

Coming up on the Calendar!

(Sources: TaylorSwift.com, GMA, ABC News)

Taylor Swift at the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

December 9, 2014
(Source: Victoria's Secret)

(Source: Victoria’s Secret)

I’ve been there too a few times, Taylor Nation.

I’m always smiling when Taylor spends time with her friends. Whom, by the way, she’s not dating. The Blonde With The Sparkly 1989 Microphone attended the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. That’s her and bff Karlie Kloss. And you know I’m going to say something about the show.

The Enchantress performed and had fun and was beautiful inside and out in her own… style.

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My issue with the fashion catwalk is that it appears to celebrate one body type as the ideal beauty. I’m not going to be judgemental about the skin or the lingerie or the attitude. If you are female and in good health, more power to you. But self-esteem about body image is a big thing so I have to state that there is no one beauty standard. Don’t try to fit yourself into one ideal of beautiful. If someone is too close minded to see you for what you are that is their problem. Ok? Ok!

Update: Had to switch to a different promo.

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And a little bonus clip as Lily Aldridge interviews T-Swizzle.

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Thanks to ohsoswiftly for posting!

Taylor will be at z100’s Jingle Ball 2014 in New York City, New York on December 12. She headlines New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on December 31.

(Source: Victoria's Secret)

(Source: Victoria’s Secret)

Coming up on the Calendar!

(Sources: 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show)

Tour Talk: New concert date for Dublin, Ireland!

December 9, 2014
(Source: TaylorSwift.com)

(Source: TaylorSwift.com)

You always knew how to push my buttons, Taylor Nation.

It’s been a while since I’ve sat down and wrote a good long editorial. Believe me, one’s coming up soon. Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who tends to go off on a tangent rather than tackling the main subject, we’re glad that one more date, city and country is added to the 1989 World Tour. Welcome Dublin, Ireland! The concert is on June 29, 2015 at 3Arena. The tickets go on general sale on December 15. You can read the official press release at 3Arena.

Taylor will be at z100’s Jingle Ball 2014 in New York City, New York on December 12. She headlines New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on December 31.

Coming up on the Calendar!

(Sources: TaylorSwift.com3Arena)

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