The 2016 Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift wins Top Touring Artist

Long live the 1989 World Tour, Taylor Nation 🙂

(Source: Taylor Swift via Twitter)
(Source: Taylor Swift via Twitter)

Taylor Swift might not have had a sweep at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards last night, May 22. She was not even present. However, she certainly had one accolade from one triumph from last year we’ll never forget.

The 1989 World Tour got the Enchantress the Top Touring Artist award win. It’s no small feat, and to be honest if anything of Taylor’s deserves time in the spotlight, it was only fair that the tour would be the one thing you’d want to specifically remember from last year. The Blonde With The Sparkly 1989 Microphone is, after all, on a break (yes, seriously).

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who thinks that everyone should have their time in the spotlight, we’d like to congratulate the winners. Adele took a slew of awards including Top Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album for her 25. So did The Weeknd including Top 100 Artist and Top Song Sales Artist. Celine Dion got an Icon Award and brought the thunder with Queen’s “The Show Must Go On”. Kesha had her moment in the sun singing Bob Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me Babe”.

Each one of these award shows is always a mixed bag as opinions are really polarized. So instead of telling you what I didn’t like or what I think could’ve been done better, I’d rather just say I missed the Sparkly Dressed most of all, in her usual spot: dancing in the front row.

Coming up next in the Calendar:

(Sources: 2016 Billboard Music Awards)

We Are All In: The New Romantics music video is out for everyone!

(Source: 13 Management)
(Source: 13 Management)

We’re really happy because of what the 1989 World Tour was, Taylor Nation.

The New Romantics music video is out right now on YouTube and Vevo. Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who’s proud to sing the national anthem of heartbreak, we don’t want to forget anything either. “The fans are the best part of this tour,” says the Blonde With The Sparkly 1989 Microphone during the video’s introduction. “They’re the reason the shows are incredible. And I know there’s fans out there that are just all in. I don’t wanna forget anything that happened on this tour. It was one of those remarkable moments in time when everything felt exciting. Looking out into an endless ocean of a crowd, that was everything. We’re all really sad that it’s ending, but we’re really happy because of what it was.”

Let’s go the actual video, shall we?

Watch on YouTube

And yes, this is a concert video but I kinda feel happy looking into a crowd of happy and crazy fans at the 1989 World Tour.

Coming up next in the Calendar:

  • May 10: The first-ever Taylor Swift Award will be given at the 64th annual BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.
  • May 22: The Billboard Music Awards are broadcast LIVE at 8pm ET on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Taylor Swift is nominated for eight awards.

(Sources: YouTubeVevo)

The New Romantics Music Video is out on Apple Music

(Source: Apple Music)
(Source: Apple Music)

The best people in life are free, Taylor Nation. Kinda. Sorta.

The New Romantics music video is out right now on Apple Music. Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who understands that the music business is first and foremost a business, we’re just hoping to announce when the video is actually out for free, meaning YouTube. In no doubt a savvy business move, Taylor has given Apple Music the premiere for a hopefully really short (is it over yet) exclusivity period. From what we can guess, seems it involves a lot of concert footage.

I get it. I don’t like the whole exclusivity thing, but that’s how business work with releases.

“The fans are the best part of this tour,” says the Blonde With The Sparkly 1989 Microphone during the video’s introduction. “They’re the reason the shows are incredible. And I know there’s fans out there that are just all in. I don’t wanna forget anything that happened on this tour. It was one of those remarkable moments in time when everything felt exciting. Looking out into an endless ocean of a crowd, that was everything. We’re all really sad that it’s ending, but we’re really happy because of what it was.”

Coming up next in the Calendar:

  • April 6: Tickets are on sale for a special concert where Taylor Swift is the headlining act at the Formula 1 US Grand Prix on October 22, 2016Click here for more information.
  • May 10: The first-ever Taylor Swift Award will be given at the 64th annual BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.

(Sources: Apple Music)

News Update: Taylor to accept Best Tour award at iHeartRadio Music Awards. Taylor vs. Treadmill.

(Source: iHeartRadio)
(Source: iHeartRadio)

Long live the 1989 World Tour, Taylor Nation.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who’s not going to believe a word that anybody else says today, we swear this is not an April’s Fool’s Day prank. I swear pranking gets too dark with some people. Take it down a notch, it’s not a license to hurt. The Blonde With The Sparkly 1989 Microphone already has her first award to collect this Sunday, April 3 at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards. She will be collecting Best Tour for the 1989 World Tour that forever lives in the hearts and minds of her fans. Also, she’s confirmed to attend.

I know it says she has seven more nominations to look forward to, but it’s really six: Female Artist of the Year, Album of the Year for 1989, Best Collaboration for “Bad Blood”, Best Meme-able Moment for “Blank Space”, Best Fan Army for #Swifties and Best Cover Song for Alessia Cara Covering Taylor Swift. Yes, she was also nominated for Song of the Year but that award has already been won by Adele for her hit song “Hello”.

On other news, treadmills are the spawns of hell. Here’s Taylor’s ad for Apple Music.

Ouch T, that looks like it hurt. #TAYLORvsTREADMILL

Busy weekend coming up! Besides the iHeartRadio Music Awards, you got Canada’s Juno Awards, the ACM Awards, WWE’s Wrestlemania and the Walking Dead season finale. Monday is going to be a killer.

Coming up next in the Calendar:

  • April 3:  Taylor Swift is nominated for the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards for Song of the Year for “Blank Space”, Female Artist of the Year, Album of the Year for 1989, Best Tour of the Year for The 1989 World Tour, Best Collaboration for “Bad Blood”, Best Meme-able Moment for “Blank Space”, Best Fan Army for #Swifties and Best Cover Song for Alessia Cara Covering Taylor Swift.
  • April 6: Tickets are on sale for a special concert where Taylor Swift is the headlining act at the Formula 1 US Grand Prix on October 22, 2016Click here for more information.

(Sources: iHeartMusic)

The 1989 World Tour Live is now available on Apple Music

Like you didn’t know, Taylor Nation.

(Source: Apple Music)
(Source: Apple Music)

The 1989 World Tour Live is out and is amazing but considering the source material (hint: it’s a Taylor Swift tour named after her acclaimed 1989 album), how could it not? If Apple Music wanted more people to sign up for the three-month trial, they just got the entire fandom on board. Incidentally, you can watch offline content on your iPad and iPhone. Just mind you, the concert was recorded on HD and it’s going to be hefty (4.28 GB). And of course, it will only be watchable for the duration of the trial or if you choose to continue the membership. Here at the Swift Agency, we’ll be glad if/when it becomes available on other formats.

Make sure you catch The 1989 World Tour Live on Apple Music!

Bonus! Meredith, the very temperamental cat of the Sparkly Dressed, becomes adorable for the Christmas season. Take it away, Mer.

Coming up in the Calendar:

  • January 6: People’s Choice Awards. Taylor is nominated for Favorite Female ArtistFavorite Pop Artist, Favorite Song for “Bad Blood” and Favorite Social Media Celebrity. Remember to Vote!
  • February 15: It’s the 58th Annual Grammy Awards! Taylor is nominated for Album of the Year for 1989, Record of the Year for “Blank Space”, Song of the Year for “Blank Space”, Best Pop Solo Performance for “Blank Space”, Best Pop Duo Group/Performance for “Bad Blood”, Best Pop Vocal Album for 1989 and Best Music Video for “Bad Blood”.

(Source: Apple Music)