As the debut of Taylor Swift's highly anticipated, star-studded music video approaches, Lockhart Brownlie shares what life is like being the handsome backup dancer whose swift transition from one star to another resulted in all the bad blood between Taylor and Katy Perry.
In what has become an annual tradition for us at Communitopia, we've put together a music video parody; "Break It Off" is a lighthearted Taylor Swift spoof, to the tune of "Shake It Off."
What's Trending was at the MIP Digital Fronts, a digital media conference in Cannes, France, and sat down with YouTube star and professional song parody maker Bart Baker. We talked about content creation, how to be a star, and how to make fun of those stars.
I always suspected I had it, but I got definitive proof right before lunch on a sunny Friday in Miami in Mrs. Weprin's third grade classroom when I was all of 8 years old. In that moment, I realized how powerful I was, and I have never forgotten how that felt. Ever
So slip into those tight leather jeans. That dog collar would look fetching. Add a piercing in a place your mother wouldn't imagine. Or take your l...
In other words, if you're a musician, you have to play live to make money. The old business model of pressing a record or CD and cutting the pie a dozen ways doesn't work.
Remember that time Senator Ted Cruz stood before 11,000 students and said, "Today I am announcing that I'm running for President of the United States" and then everyone wrote about his entrance into the 2016 race? Well, apparently, that wasn't his announcement speech. According to Cruz's communications team: "There was no announcement speech."
These conversations also are great opportunities to introduce your daughter to other cool role models -- who might share attributes of the women she already admires.
Maybe this time it'll be a reverse post-breakup event for these two. Taylor will shake it off. She's getting older, maybe she'll get over this one much easier. Everyone needs just a little fun now and then. And Calvin will sing "You Used to Hold Me" alone in his bedroom.
Will I subscribe? I can't decide. But seriously, if the world's best musicians really think that they are "taking a stand" by charging us more money to stream their music in the name of "high-fidelity" sound... then they are seriously out of touch in more ways that I ever thought was imaginable.
Taylor Swift is a successful singer and songwriter that continues to release hit after hit. She is absolutely crushing it, coming in at #18 on the 2014 Forbes Celebrity 100 List earning $64 million. Her total net worth is estimated at more than $200 million.
As it turns out, there is so much more to Taylor Swift than the overplayed chart-toppers that she is known for. Instead of shaming her for musically trashing her exes, we should instead look at the unacknowledged heroes of her albums. Swift's songs cover misfortunes that every young woman can relate to.
In light of the debates surrounding New York's demise and the utter decline of all things culture being lamented to death, I've decided to brighten your day with a piece of musical artistry from powerhouse DJ/production duo LOVE TAPS.
Many people unfairly associate Springsteen only with the working man or a man's only musician -- that couldn't be further from the truth.
Just in time for the bleak middle of winter blues, the union of style and fitness has resulted in a new hybrid trend that can be seen anywhere from the gym to the runway.
The brands we work with every day, the ones that spend millions and millions of dollars on TV spots, sweepstakes, radio spots, full-page magazine ads and email marketing, are absolutely lost. If these brands ditched that impersonal, mass advertising in favor of Taylor Swift's methods, not only would they make loyal customers for life, but the world might actually be a better place.