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Taylor Swift Honored As Artist Of The Decade At The 2019 American Music Awards

Taylor Swift received the Artist of the Decade award at the 2019 edition of the 47th Annual American Music Awards held on Sunday November 24, 2019 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, southern California.

Above: Taylor Swift Performing For Saturday Night Live On October 5, 2019 Before She Received Her American Music Awards Artist Of The Decade Award On Sunday November 24, 2019.

Why Was Taylor Swift Honored As Artist Of The Decade At The 2019 American Music Awards?

During the last decade, legendary singer Taylor Swift (born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States) became a global superstar and singing sensation, with sold-out arenas and stadium tours, chart-topping music albums, and many Grammy Awards.

In addition to winning more American Music Awards than any other artist or singer this decade, Taylor Swift was also nominated for five American Music Awards for just this year (2019). Famous American singer Taylor Swift also has 23 American Music Awards to her name, the most American Music Awards wins of any female artist in world history.

This decade saw famous American singer Taylor Swift release five music albums which were commercial successes, including “Speak Now” in 2010, “Red” in 2012, “1989” in 2014, “Reputation” in 2017, and “Lover” in August of 2019, which has been a huge music success.

Some of Taylor Swift’s most famous songs include Bad Blood, Shake It Off, Blank Space, Love Story, Look What You Made Me Do, Style, and Out of the Woods.

Above: Taylor Swift Performing For Saturday Night Live On October 5, 2019 Before She Received Her American Music Awards Artist Of The Decade Award On Sunday November 24, 2019.

Taylor Swift’s impact on the music industry this decade has been undeniable and her musical performances on the American Music Awards have been truly spectacular and one of a kind unlike anything the world has ever seen before in music history.

What Are The American Music Awards?

The American Music Awards is an annual American music awards show, generally held in November of each year, created by Dick Clark in 1973 for the ABC television network when the network’s contract to air the Grammy Awards expired. The American Music Awards is the first of the Big Three music award shows held annually (the others being the Grammy Awards and the Billboard Music Awards).

Until the 2005 edition of the American Music Awards, both the winners and the nominations were selected by members of the music industry, based on commercial performance, such as sales and airplay. Since the 2006 edition of the American Music Awards, winners have been determined by a poll of the public and fans, who can vote through the American Music Awards website (nominations have remained based on sales, airplay, and this past decade have also included activity on social networks and video viewing).

24 Hours With Famous Actress Singer Fashion Model Hailee Steinfeld

Above: 24 Hours With Beautiful Actress Singer Fashion Model Hailee Steinfeld.

Who Is Hailee Steinfeld?

Beautiful actress, singer, and fashion model Hailee Steinfeld was born and raised in Los Angeles, southern California, where she began her acting career at age eight. Hailee Steinfeld earned a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination for her acting role as tough teen Mattie Ross in 2010’s True Grit when she was just 14 years old. A string of movie roles, including the 2013 hits Begin Again and Enders Game, precluded her from joining the Pitch Perfect musical franchise in 2015. After singing a cappella in Pitch Perfect 2, singer Hailee Steinfeld landed a record deal, released an EP titled Haiz (an extended play record, often referred to as an EP, is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single, but is usually unqualified as an album or LP), and saw two of her music singles (2015’s “Love Myself” and 2016’s “Starving”) go platinum. Actress Hailee Steinfeld, who earned a Golden Globe nomination for her role as teen Nadine Byrd in 2016’s The Edge of Seventeen, went on to star in the 2018 Transformers movie Bumblebee.

Above: 24 Hours With Beautiful Actress Singer Fashion Model Hailee Steinfeld.

Famous actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld was born in Los Angeles, southern California, to parents Cheri (an interior designer) and fitness trainer Pete Steinfeld on December 11, 1996. Actress Hailee Steinfeld began acting when she was eight years old, and has said that she caught the acting bug from watching her cousin (Emmy winner True O’Brien) star in television commercials. However, Hailee Steinfeld’s mom insisted that her daughter take acting lessons for a year before she was allowed to begin auditioning for acting jobs. After studying at Cynthia Bain’s Young Actor Studio, actress Hailee Steinfeld landed her first acting agent when she was only nine years old, and began appearing in television commercials, including a Kmart clothing advertisement.

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The Highest Paid Women In The Entertainment Industry | The 2019 Entertainment Money Girls (Famous Actresses, Supermodels, & Singers)

Beautiful Singer Taylor Swift & Supermodel Karlie Kloss Modeling For Vogue Magazine Fashion Editorials. Beautiful Singer Taylor Swift Is The Highest Paid Singer In The World. Supermodel Karlie Kloss Is Modeling As One Of The Highest Paid Models In The World.
Beautiful Singer Taylor Swift & Supermodel Karlie Kloss Modeling For Vogue Magazine Fashion Editorials. Beautiful Singer Taylor Swift Is The Highest Paid Singer In The World. Supermodel Karlie Kloss Is Modeling As One Of The Highest Paid Models In The World.

Above: Beautiful Singer Taylor Swift & Supermodel Karlie Kloss Modeling For Vogue Magazine Fashion Editorials. Beautiful Singer Taylor Swift Is The Highest Paid Singer In The World. Supermodel Karlie Kloss Is Modeling As One Of The Highest Paid Models In The World.

ZARZAR MODELS recently released the latest list of the highest paid women in the entertainment industry (including famous actresses, supermodels, & singers). The latest list of the highest paid women in the entertainment industry (the top earning female celebrities in the world) covers all female celebrity earnings for the past 12 months (from June 2018 to June 2019) and are approximate based on the leading industry sources including Forbes magazine (one of the most prestigious financial magazines in the world and a leader in financial data analysis). All amounts are in United States Dollars.

The Highest Paid Women In The Entertainment Industry (Famous Actresses, Supermodels, & Singers) – The World’s Highest Paid Female Celebrities For 2019

The top 16 female celebrities on this year’s highest paid women in the entertainment industry list earned a combined $1.17 billion dollars (before deducting fees for taxes, managers, lawyers, and agents) over the past 12 months proving that a stellar business acumen can make you very wealthy. Female celebrity earnings are estimates only and are sourced from data provided by Nielsen Music, Pollstar, IMDB, NPD BookScan, and ComScore, in addition to interviews with numerous industry experts including agency managers and agents, company executives, and many of the female stars themselves. The result is the definitive index of who’s making the most money in the global business of fame.

Above: The Highest Paid Woman In The Entertainment Industry | The 2019 Money Girl Taylor Swift.

1. Taylor Swift (United States) with earnings for the year of $185 million dollars.

For the second time ever, famous country & pop singer Taylor Swift has sung and danced her way to the top of the annual global Forbes Celebrity 100 list of the world’s highest earning female entertainers, making $185 million in the last 12 months. For those that simply love math, that comes out to more than $506,849.31 per day, even when Taylor Swift takes the day off.

Though the top of this year’s Celebrity 100 list is packed with female superstars, only 16 women made the list in total. The imbalance indicates the gender pay gap existing throughout the entertainment industry – whether it be on the field (no female athletes made the cut this year) or on the big screen. It is also important to note that this year more than half of the highest paid female celebrities are musicians (it proved more difficult for actresses and supermodels to earn enough money to make the list of the highest paid women in the entertainment industry).

In recent weeks, much has been said of the fact that Taylor Swift doesn’t own her old master recordings. However, as part of her new music contract with Republic Records, Taylor Swift will have a chance to gain control of her future music efforts. Moves like these should help more women gain additional spots on the list of the 100 highest paid celebrities (men and women) in the entertainment industry in the coming years.

Another good sign: the 16 women on the list of the 100 highest paid celebrities (men and women) in the entertainment industry earned $1.17 billion dollars. Though that is much less than the $5.09 billion dollars earned by the 84 men on the list of the 100 highest paid celebrities (men and women) in the entertainment industry, it is quite a bit more per person – an average of $73 million dollars in earnings for the year for each woman compared to $60.5 million dollars in earnings for the year for each man.

2. Kylie Jenner (United States) with earnings for the year of $170 million dollars.

Kylie Jenner and her half-sister Kim Kardashian West (No. 6, $72 million) both own their cosmetics companies outright, earning them nine figures and eight figure checks, respectively, and making them true money girls (meaning that they both make an extraordinary amount of money, even when they sleep).

About Kylie Jenner – Did You Know?

Kylie Jenner has an approximate net worth (fortune) of 1 billion dollars, and she is only 21 years old (will turn 22 years old on August 10, 2019).

At 21 years of age, celebrity turned makeup artist mogul Kylie Jenner is the youngest self made billionaire in human history.

Kylie Jenner, who started out selling $29 lip kits in 2015, sold an estimated $360 million dollars worth of Kylie Cosmetics in 2018. In November 2018, Kylie Jenner launched a distribution deal with beauty retailer Ulta and sold an estimated $55 million dollars worth of product in just 6 weeks. In May 2019 Kylie Jenner announced the launch of her vegan Kylie Skin line. Kylie Jenner also recently filed a trademark for a possible baby line.

Thanks to its super low overhead (meaning very few employees) and massive product sales, Kylie Jenner’s company is worth at least $900 million dollars. What is even more impressive is that Kylie Jenner has 100% ownership of her extremely fast growing company.

Fun Facts About Kylie Jenner:

At age 17, two years before starting her business, Kylie Jenner trademarked the phrase: “Kylie Lip Kits … For the perfect pout.” Kylie Jenner used $250,000 of her earnings from fashion modeling jobs to pay an outside company to produce her first 15,000 lip kits.

Kylie Jenner has over 193 million social media followers (143 million Instagram followers, 28 million Twitter followers, and 22 million Facebook followers).

Her family’s reality TV show, Keeping up with the Kardashians, premiered when Kylie Jenner was just 10 years old. Kylie Jenner’s sister is famous fashion model Kendall Jenner (the highest paid fashion model in the world), and her half-sister is Kim Kardashian West.

“It’s the power of social media. I had such a strong reach before I was able to start anything.” – Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner is also sister to famous supermodel Kendall Jenner (who also happens to be the highest paid fashion model in the world with model earnings for the year of $22.5 million dollars).

Beautiful American Fashion Model Kendall Jenner Modeling For The Cover Of Vogue Magazine Modeling As The Highest Paid Model In The World. The World’s Highest Paid Model. The Top Earning Model In The World.
Beautiful American Fashion Model Kendall Jenner Modeling For The Cover Of Vogue Magazine Modeling As The Highest Paid Model In The World. The World’s Highest Paid Model. The Top Earning Model In The World. Photographed By Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.

Above: Beautiful American Fashion Model Kendall Jenner Modeling For The Cover Of Vogue Magazine Modeling As The Highest Paid Model In The World. The World’s Highest Paid Model. The Top Earning Model In The World. Supermodel Kendall Jenner (With Model Earnings For The Year Of $22.5 Million Dollars) Is Sister To Celebrity Kylie Jenner. Photographed By Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.

Entertainment’s Equality Problem

Taylor Swift and Kylie Jenner may be the world’s highest paid female celebrities, but only 16 women out of 100 people made the list of the the highest paid celebrities in the entertainment industry.

3. J.K. Rowling (England, United Kingdom) with earnings for the year of $92 million dollars.

J.K. Rowling who kept the rights to her Harry Potter books, earns money for every movie, Broadway show, and theme park connected to her popular Harry Potter series.

The ‘Harry Potter’ author is also the highest paid author of 2019, though book sales no longer account for the bulk of her earnings. J.K. Rowling collected tens of millions of dollars these past 12 months from theme parks, theatrical productions, and other film royalties.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child made approximately $2.3 million dollars in ticket sales in a single week, the highest of any non-musical in Broadway’s history, and the tenth ‘Wizarding World’ movie, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, made over $653 million dollars in ticket sales at the worldwide box office.

J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” novels have sold at least 500 million copies worldwide and have made approximately $7.7 billion dollars in book sales. The “Harry Potter” movies have also made approximately $7.7 billion dollars in movie ticket sales. Famous author J.K. Rowling has been secretive about her fortune and has denied being a billionaire (she was dropped off the Forbes billionaires list in the year 2012), but there are some reasons to believe that the famous British author might be a billionaire once again.

4. Beyoncé: $81 million

5. Ellen DeGeneres: $80.5 million

Many female celebrities and entertainers have discovered the secret to making serious money (code for tens of millions of dollars), and that secret is to own a piece of the business where they work (this basically means owning their own entertainment brands). Ellen DeGeneres, for example, owns more than half of her famous talk show. That means Ellen DeGeneres gets a percentage of the profit her show makes from advertising, product placement, and syndication.

6. Kim Kardashian West: $72 million

Social media queen Kim Kardashian West has turned reality TV into a real fortune by selling a mobile game, emojis, and now cosmetics. The bulk of her fortune comes from her 2 year old cosmetics company KKW Beauty, which generated more than $100 million dollars in sales in 2018.

The celebrity daughter of O.J. Simpson’s attorney, Kim Kardashian West is following in her father’s footsteps, apprenticing to be a lawyer. Passionate about criminal justice reform, Kim Kardashian West is forgoing law school but plans to take the California bar exam in 2022.

About Kim Kardashian West – Did You Know?

Kim Kardashian West is an advocate for criminal justice reform, gun safety, and cancer causes.

Kim Kardashian West has some of the most followed social media pages in the world with over 145 million followers on Instagram, 61 million followers on Twitter, and 29 million followers on Facebook.

“I do feel like success is the best revenge.” – Kim Kardashian West.

Kim Kardashian West has an estimated fortune of $370 million dollars.

7. Rihanna: $62 million

Famous singer Rihanna co-owns the wildly popular Fenty Beauty with French luxury goods group LVMH (Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton), which clearly helped her to add additional cash to her bank account this year.

8. Katy Perry: $57.5 million

Famous American singer Katy Perry played 37 concerts of her Witness: The Tour during the last 12 months, making over $1 million per concert (before expenses, etc.). In March 2019, Katy Perry returned to judge the 17th season of American Idol, the show’s second run on ABC. Katy Perry’s newest song, Never Really Over, debuted at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born on October 25, 1984), known professionally as Katy Perry, is a famous American singer, songwriter, and television judge. After singing in church during her childhood, Katy Perry pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Perry signed with Red Hill Records and released her debut studio album Katy Hudson under her birth name in 2001, which was commercially unsuccessful.

Katy Perry moved to Los Angeles the following year to venture into secular music after Red Hill Records ceased operations and she subsequently began working with producers Glen Ballard, Dr. Luke, and Max Martin. After adopting the stage name Katy Perry and being dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records, Katy Perry signed a recording contract with Capitol Records in April 2007.

Katy Perry rose to fame in 2008 with the release of her second album, a pop rock record titled One of the Boys, and its 2 famous singles I Kissed a Girl and Hot n Cold.

9. Pink: $57 million

The 39 year old pop rocker played 81 shows of her Beautiful Trauma World Tour during the last 12 months, making roughly $3 million dollars per concert (before expenses, etc.). Pink’s tour was in support of her 2017 studio album, Beautiful Trauma. In April 2018, Pink released her eighth studio album, Hurts 2B Human, featuring artists like Khalid and Chris Stapleton.

10. Scarlett Johansson: $56 million

Scarlett Johansson’s role as Black Widow makes her the top earning woman in the Marvel Universe. In addition to a salary of about $15 million for Avengers: Endgame, actress Scarlett Johansson received a percentage of the film’s estimated $700 million profit (as of early July 2019). Still, Scarlett Johansson is the film’s (Avengers: Endgame) only woman to make the list of the highest paid women (female celebrities) in the entertainment industry, compared to five male actors from the same film that made the list of the highest paid celebrities (men and women) in the entertainment industry.

These big budget films (Avengers: Endgame’s movie production budget was approximately $356 million) pay actors more upfront and traditionally do better at the box office (meaning a larger overall profit which benefits those actors and actresses who earn a percentage of those movie profits). Unfortunately, these big budget movies are more often led by male actors instead of actresses.

Scarlett Ingrid Johansson (born on November 22, 1984 in Manhattan, New York) is an extremely famous American actress and singer. Actress Scarlett Johansson is currently the world’s highest paid actress, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, has made multiple appearances in the Forbes Celebrity 100 and the highest paid actresses in the world lists (the world’s highest paid actresses and the top earning actresses in Hollywood), and is the recipient of several awards, including a Tony Award and a British Academy Film Award.

11. Judy Sheindlin: $49 million

Since 2012, Judge Judy has earned approximately $47 million per year (before taxes) from hosting her famous TV show. Judge Judy is now in its 23rd season and remains the top rated daytime TV show (an average of more than 10 million viewers a day watch judge Judy Sheindlin adjudicate small claim disputes).

Judy Sheindlin sold the rights to her extensive library of TV episodes for an estimated $100 million dollars in 2017. Judy Sheindlin also created another successful series, Hot Bench, in 2014.

About Judy Sheindlin – Did You Know?

Judge Judy first appeared on camera at age 52.

Judy Sheindlin spent 25 years in New York’s Family Court, during which she heard more than 20,000 cases.

Judy Sheindlin’s fortune is estimated at $440 million dollars.

12. Ariana Grande: $48 million

The past year has been a big one for famous 26 year old American singer Ariana Grande, with number 1 albums within six months of each other: Sweetener and Thank U, Next. In April 2019, Ariana Grande became the youngest Coachella (located in California) headliner in the festival’s 20 year history.

During the last 12 months, Ariana Grande played 34 shows of the Sweetener World Tour, making just over $1 million dollars per concert (before expenses). In June 2019, Ariana Grande took home the Fragrance of the Year – Popular award for her latest perfume, Cloud Eau De Parfum.

13. Jennifer Lopez: $43 million

In 2018, Jennifer Lopez played her final shows at the Zappos Theater (located at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas on the famous Las Vegas Strip), earning over $100 million dollars (before expenses) in two years, making it the top Las Vegas residency by a Latin artist.

In February 2019, Jennifer Lopez returned as a judge and executive producer for the third season of television program World of Dance. Famous actress Jennifer Lopez also graced the big screen as the lead actress in the 2018 film Second Act alongside Milo Ventimiglia and Vanessa Hudgens. Last year, actress Jennifer Lopez also launched a limited edition 70 piece makeup line with Inglot Cosmetics.

13. Sofía Vergara: $43 million

Famous Colombian actress Sofía Vergara was the only television actress to make the list of the highest paid women in the entertainment industry (the world’s highest paid female celebrities). While her Modern Family salary is substantial (approximately $550,000.00 per episode), off-screen jobs make up the bulk of her yearly paycheck. In fact, actress Sofía Vergara lends her name and brand to almost anything she likes: from a line of furniture at Rooms to Go to a line of jeans at Walmart.

Deals like Sofía Vergara’s business deals that allow a celebrity to own a piece of a business – and thus receive a percentage of the profit, rather than a one time endorsement fee – are a way women on the list of the highest paid celebrities in the entertainment industry are changing the game.

15. Lady Gaga: $39.5 million

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born on March 28, 1986 in New York City, New York), known professionally as Lady Gaga, is a famous American singer, songwriter, and actress.

Lady Gaga scored her first leading role as an actress in A Star Is Born, which made over $434.8 million dollars on a $36 million dollar production budget. Lady Gaga took home part of that profit – an estimated $5 to $10 million dollars – as a reward for following her passions. On stage, Lady Gaga performed lucrative Las Vegas residencies (Enigma and Jazz & Piano), taking home an estimated $725,000 dollars per night. Lady Gaga announced on June 21, 2019 that she would be extending both of her Las Vegas residencies into the spring of 2020.

16. Celine Dion: $37.5 million

Canadian singer Celine Dion has earned the bulk of her fortune from her Las Vegas residencies. Since the 2003 opening of her A New Day show, Celine Dion has made some $400 million dollars performing approximately 70 times per year in Sin City (Las Vegas, United States).

Celine Dion has sold more than 220 million albums worldwide, and most of her money, both from tours and record sales, has been made within the United States. In addition, famous Canadian singer Celine Dion is a spokesperson for L’Oreal Paris, one of our favorite hair and makeup beauty brands, and a ZARZAR MODELS client (meaning that they have booked our beautiful fashion models in the past).

About Celine Dion – Did You Know?

Celine Dion was the youngest of 14 children and legend says that once she even slept in a drawer (we would like to believe that she was probably just playing with her siblings).

The close-knit family formed a group that performed at concerts. Her mother sent a cassette of Celine Dion’s song to René Angélil, the manager of a popular singer from Quebec, Canada. After listening to Celine Dion’s music, René Angélil became her manager, and eventually her loving husband.

Celine Dion’s fortune is estimated at $450 million dollars.

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ZARZAR MODELS is one of the top modeling agencies for women in the United States representing models in print fashion editorials, high fashion runway, film, television commercials, and promotions. The agency represents top models in all of the major fashion cities and counties including Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Orange County Southern California, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Miami, New York, London, Paris, Milan, Sao Paulo, and Tokyo and recruits and represents models throughout the world through its global fashion and modeling network.

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Why Taylor Swift Is ‘Grossed Out’ By Music Manager Scooter Braun Acquiring The Rights To Her Old Music (Taylor Swift’s First 6 Music Albums) After Buying Big Machine Label Group For $300 Million Dollars | Taylor Swift Wants To Own Her Music Masters, But What Does That Mean? How Taylor Swift Wants To Change The Music Industry

After news broke on Sunday June 30, 2019 that music manager Scooter Braun had bought record label Big Machine Records for $300 million United States dollars, 29 year old famous singer Taylor Swift (who as of June 2019 has a fortune of approximately $360 million United States dollars according to Forbes magazine) said she was “sad and grossed out,” taking aim at both Scooter Braun, whom she accused of “incessant, manipulative bullying,” and her former label in a lengthy article.

Taylor Swift has bad blood with Scooter Braun, the famed music executive who just acquired the rights to most of her music, and understanding why requires a little context on both the pop star’s record deals and her personal feuds going back more than a decade in the music industry. To understand Taylor Swift’s anger, it’s important to understand the terms of her Big Machine Records contract, which the artist signed at age 15 when she was just a teenager. Taylor Swift left Big Machine Records last year after her 10 year music contract expired, leaving behind masters of all six of her music albums, from her 2006 self titled music album debut to 2017’s blockbuster Reputation music album.  

“For years I asked, pleaded for a chance to own my work. Instead I was given an opportunity to sign back up to Big Machine Records and ‘earn’ one album back at a time, one for every new one I turned in. I walked away because I knew once I signed that contract, Scott Borchetta would sell the label, thereby selling me and my future. I had to make the excruciating choice to leave behind my past. Music I wrote on my bedroom floor and videos I dreamed up and paid for from the money I earned playing in bars, then clubs, then arenas, then stadiums. 

Some fun facts about today’s news: I learned about Scooter Braun’s purchase of my masters as it was announced to the world. All I could think about was the incessant, manipulative bullying I’ve received at his hands for years. 

Like when Kim Kardashian orchestrated an illegally recorded snippet of a phone call to be leaked and then Scooter got his two clients together to bully me online about it. (See photo) Or when his client, Kanye West, organized a revenge porn music video which strips my body naked. Now Scooter has stripped me of my life’s work, that I wasn’t given an opportunity to buy. Essentially, my musical legacy is about to lie in the hands of someone who tried to dismantle it.

This is my worst case scenario. This is what happens when you sign a deal at fifteen to someone for whom the term ‘loyalty’ is clearly just a contractual concept. And when that man says ‘Music has value’, he means its value is beholden to men who had no part in creating it. 

When I left my masters in Scott’s hands, I made peace with the fact that eventually he would sell them. Never in my worst nightmares did I imagine the buyer would be Scooter. Any time Scott Borchetta has heard the words ‘Scooter Braun’ escape my lips, it was when I was either crying or trying not to. He knew what he was doing; they both did. Controlling a woman who didn’t want to be associated with them. In perpetuity. That means forever. 

Thankfully, I am now signed to a label that believes I should own anything I create. Thankfully, I left my past in Scott’s hands and not my future. And hopefully, young artists or kids with musical dreams will read this and learn about how to better protect themselves in a negotiation. You deserve to own the art you make.

I will always be proud of my past work. But for a healthier option, Lover will be out August 23. 

Sad and grossed out,

💔

Taylor”

Taylor Swift – June 30, 2019.

What Taylor Swift essentially said in her blog post to her hundreds of millions of fans located around the world is that Big Machine Label Group – and now Scooter Braun, as its new indirect owner – will profit from the use and sales of Taylor Swift’s old music, in perpetuity. Taylor Swift at one point tried to own her first 6 music albums herself and alleges that Big Machine Records offered her one path to securing the rights to her original music: namely, do another 10 year deal with Big Machine Records, which would have seen Taylor Swift earn back the rights to one music album for each new music album she released (Taylor Swift would also own the rights to all her new music going forward).

Taylor Swift declined the offer from Big Machine Records, believing that Big Machine Label Group founder Scott Borchetta would use Taylor Swift’s continued alliance with Big Machine Label Group (the parent company and owner of Big Machine Records) as a major selling point. Instead, Taylor Swift signed a new deal with Republic Records (owned by Universal Music Group) that would allow her greater ownership of any new music she would make in the future.

But Taylor Swift frustrations with Scooter Braun aren’t just professional. Her distaste for Scooter Braun (whose clients include music artists and famous singers Kanye West and Justin Bieber) is tied into a prolonged bitter and continuous hostility between Kanye West and Taylor Swift that dates back nearly a decade. In 2009, Kanye West took the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards while Taylor Swift was receiving an award for Best Female Video, interrupting her acceptance speech to say Beyoncé should have won. Kanye West would go on to barely apologize after it was all over the news, and over the next few years make statements that sounded as if he were canceling his apology, until the 2016 release of his song “Famous” started the feud again with the lyrics: “I feel like me and Taylor might still have s**. Why? I made that b**** famous.” Taylor Swift later said that she was surprised by the “Famous” song from Kanye West, though Kanye West was insistent that Taylor Swift gave him her blessing for the song.

Taylor Swift Wants To Own Her Music Masters, But What Does That Mean?

On Sunday June 30, 2019 legendary country pop singer Taylor Swift set the internet on fire by talking about her latest feud with artist manager Scooter Braun and her former label head at Big Machine Records, Scott Borchetta. Taylor Swift’s article on Tumblr prompted responses from several of her famous friends and foes, from Justin Bieber to supermodel Cara Delevingne to singer actress Demi Lovato. After reading all the ways Taylor Swift feels Scooter Braun has bullied and treated her poorly, it’s time to break down on the other issue at hand: Taylor Swift controlling the rights to her masters. But, what exactly does that mean?

There are multiple ways to earn money from a song or album in the music industry and royalties derived from master recordings are a big one. A master recording refers to the actual original recording, be it a song or album. So, if you’re streaming Taylor Swift’s Fearless from Apple Music or buying it on vinyl at your local record store or hearing it in a movie or television show, you can do that because Big Machine Records granted a license using their “master” rights.

When music labels control the master rights to a music album, they agree to give a certain percentage of the royalties from sales to the music artist. We don’t know what that royalty percentage or Taylor Swift’s advances were with Big Machine Records, as her music contract with Scott Borchetta is private. The record label keeps the fee for that master recording use every time a Taylor Swift song is performed on television, played in a movie, streamed on Spotify, etc. Taylor Swift would only begin being paid her share on the master side after she earned back her advance money.

Taylor Swift lawyer released a statement denying Scott Borchetta’s claims that Taylor Swift was offered the chance to buy her masters from Big Machine Records. “Scott Borchetta never gave Taylor Swift an opportunity to purchase her masters, or the label, outright with a check in the way he is now apparently doing for others,” Passman said in a report published by Billboard.
Swift left Big Machine Records without having the master rights to her work — those rights would allow her to continue to make money from the catalog of her first six albums, but Swift will continue to only earn a percentage of the money they make. Labels are historically known to not have transparent accounting practices, and part of Swift’s problem with Braun may be a lack of trust. If any “creative accounting” should happen, she may never see another dime from her master recordings or simply a drastically reduced payout from Big Machine.

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How Taylor Swift Makes Millions Of Dollars Singing & Fashion Modeling | How Taylor Swift Spends Her $360 Million Dollar Singing Fortune

Beautiful Famous Singer Taylor Swift Modeling & Singing For The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Modeling As One Of The Highest Paid Singers In The World.
Beautiful Famous Singer Taylor Swift Modeling & Singing For The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Modeling As One Of The Highest Paid Singers In The World.

Above: Beautiful Famous Singer Taylor Swift Modeling & Singing For The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Modeling As One Of The Highest Paid Singers In The World.

Above: How Taylor Swift Makes Millions Of Dollars Singing & Fashion Modeling | How Taylor Swift Spends Her Singing Fortune.

With famous American singing sensation Taylor Swift teasing her much anticipated seventh music album, the Delicate singer is poised to break multiple records again. Taylor Swift’s previous music album Reputation sold more than 2 million copies in the United States, and the coinciding concert tour broke records as the highest grossing United States stadium tour of all time. The singer songwriter currently has a net worth of approximately $360 million dollars (as of June 2019 according to Forbes magazine), 10 Grammy Awards, and is arguably one of the most influential figures in pop culture today.

Over the years Taylor Swift’s influence has only grown, and in 2018 she was even named the most influential person on Twitter despite only tweeting approximately 13 times. Whether it’s pulling her music from Spotify, negotiating fair royalties of Apple music, or signing a reportedly $200 million dollar contract with Universal, Taylor Swift has been strategic at building her vast music Empire.

Since 2006, Taylor Swift has released six music albums all of which went platinum. Her 2014 music album 1989 sold over 3.7 million units making it the best selling album of the year. Taylor Swift is one of the few music artists to still use a long lead album release cycle (one that typically takes three months). Since Beyonce’s surprise album drop in 2013, many artists have been releasing their music albums on a quicker cycle to varying degrees of music success (that unprecedented move worked for Beyonce because she is Beyonce). Likewise, Taylor Swift’s long lead cycle only works for her because she is Taylor Swift (it’s an outdated system, one designed to promote albums over time through radio, print, and other media). The fact that it works for Taylor Swift is a testament to her star and music power, as well as how devoted her fans are to her music.

By extending her album release, Taylor Swift is able to spend months dominating the charts as new songs are released a few weeks apart, giving each single its own time to shine on the music charts. However, Taylor Swift’s most lucrative gigs generally come after the release of her music albums (this is because her concert tours bring the bulk of her massive income).

*Taylor Swift’s 2018 Reputation Stadium Tour is officially the highest grossing tour in United States history, grossing approximately $266.1 million dollars.

*In 2018 famous American singer Taylor Swift left Big Machine Records, her musical home since starting out her singing career as a teenager, for Universal’s Republic Records. As part of the deal, Universal is required to share proceeds from the eventual sale of its $1 billion ownership stake in Spotify with its musicians.

*Taylor Swift’s first music single since the move to Universal’s Republic Records, called “ME!” debuted at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached a record breaking 100 million Vevo views in approximately 79 hours.

Beautiful Famous Singer Taylor Swift Modeling For TIME Magazine Modeling As One Of The Highest Paid Singers In The World.
Beautiful Famous Singer Taylor Swift Modeling For TIME Magazine Modeling As One Of The Highest Paid Singers In The World.

Above: Beautiful Famous Singer Taylor Swift Modeling For TIME Magazine Modeling As One Of The Highest Paid Singers In The World (The 100 Most Influential People In The World).

“Taylor makes the job of creating music for millions of people look easy. It all comes from her—her belief in magic and love, and her ability to be as honest and raw as possible. She’s the master of putting the perfect amount of thought into not overthinking, and that’s why her music connects so well.” – Shawn Mendes, Grammy nominated musician as quoted on TIME magazine.

“Taylor makes anyone older feel young again and anyone young feel they can do anything. It’s so rare and so special. If there is one thing I want to achieve in my career and life, it’s that.” – Shawn Mendes, Grammy nominated musician as quoted on TIME magazine.



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The Highest Paid Female Singers In The World – The World’s Highest Paid Female Singers And The Highest Paid Women (Female Singers) In The Music Industry – The 2018 Money Girls

Beautiful Famous Singer Taylor Swift Modeling For GQ Magazine Modeling As One Of The Highest Paid Singers In The World.
Beautiful Famous Singer Taylor Swift Modeling For GQ Magazine Modeling As One Of The Highest Paid Singers In The World.

Above: Beautiful Famous Singer Taylor Swift Modeling For GQ Magazine Modeling As One Of The Highest Paid Singers In The World.

ZARZAR MODELS recently released the latest list of the highest paid women (female singers) in the world (the world’s highest paid female singers). The latest list of the highest paid female singers in the music industry (the top earning female singers in the world) covers all musician earnings for the past 12 months (from June 2017 to June 2018) and are approximate based on the leading industry sources including Forbes magazine (one of the most prestigious financial magazines in the world and a leader in financial data analysis). All amounts are in United States Dollars.

The Highest Paid Women (Female Singers) In The World – The World’s Highest Paid Female Singers For 2018

Back in 2015, when American singer Katy Perry earned $135 million dollars in a single year, she knew she had secured her place among the greatest female musicians of all time (at least in terms of the amount of money earned in a single year). Most importantly, Katy Perry knew that she would never have to worry about fading into oblivion. Three years later, Katy Perry has proved herself right: she is once again the highest paid woman in the music industry, earning $83 million pretax dollars. As one of the hardest working women on the list of the highest paid female singers in the world (the world’s highest paid female singers), Katy Perry made over $1 million dollars per night during her Witness: The Tour 80 day concert tour.

Witness: The Tour was the fourth concert tour by American singer and songwriter Katy Perry, in support of her fifth studio album, Witness. The tour began on September 19, 2017 in Montreal, Canada, and concluded on August 21, 2018, in Auckland, New Zealand. Katy Perry also managed to find time to serve as a judge on ABC’s American Idol reboot, reportedly earning north of $20 million dollars for her troubles.

The World’s Highest Paid Women In The Music Industry For 2018

Beautiful American singer and musician Taylor Swift ranked second on the list of the highest paid female singers in the world (the world’s highest paid female singers) with earnings of $80 million dollars. The pop music and country music superstar briefly disappeared from social media last year before roaring back with the launch of her new album Reputation, which sold approximately two million copies worldwide in its opening week. The only reason Taylor Swift didn’t claim the top spot on this year’s list of the highest paid female singers in the world (the world’s highest paid female singers) is because most of her Reputation Stadium Tour dates fell just outside this year’s scoring period.

The top 10 female singers on this year’s highest paid female singers in the world (the world’s highest paid female singers) list earned a combined $502.5 million dollars (before deducting fees for agents, managers, lawyers, estate executors, and taxes) over the past 12 months proving that flawless musical talent and stellar business acumen are a powerful combination that can make you very wealthy. Musician earnings are estimates only and are sourced from interviews with numerous talent agency managers, agents, executives, Nielsen SoundScan, NPD BookScan, insider interviews, and Forbes estimates.

1. Katy Perry (United States) with music earnings for the year of $83 million dollars.

2. Taylor Swift (United States) with music earnings for the year of $80 million dollars.



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ZARZAR MODELS is one of the top modeling agencies for women in the United States representing models in print fashion editorials, high fashion runway, film, television commercials, and promotions. The agency represents top models in all of the major fashion cities and counties including Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Orange County Southern California, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Miami, New York, London, Paris, Milan, Sao Paulo, and Tokyo and recruits and represents models throughout the world through its global fashion and modeling network.

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Taylor Swift Saturday Night Live

Above: Famous American Singer Taylor Swift Performing Live On “Saturday Night Live” On October 5, 2019 From Her New Album “Lover”. Taylor Swift Is Currently The Highest Paid Female Singer In The World With An Estimated Fortune Of $360 Million United States Dollars (June 2019, Source: Forbes).

Famous American Singer Taylor Swift returned to Saturday Night Live on October 5, 2019 as the musical guest alongside host, Fleabag actress/writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Taylor Swift last appeared on Saturday Night Live back in 2017, before she released her sixth album, “Reputation”. Taylor Swift’s return to Saturday Night Live had us at ZARZAR MODELS reminiscing on her other appearances on this extremely famous network television show, including her Saturday Night Live hosting debut in 2009, when Taylor Swift still had her beautiful curly hair and was making music headlines about calling out her ex-boyfriends by name in her top selling songs.

Saturday Night Live (known simply as SNL) is an American late-night live television show that premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975 under the original title NBC’s Saturday Night. The show’s comedy sketches, which often parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. Each Saturday Night Live episode is hosted by a celebrity guest, who usually delivers the opening monologue and performs in sketches with the cast. Saturday Night Live also features performances by a musical guest (Taylor Swift was the musical guest in these beautiful music videos). A Saturday Night Live episode normally begins with a cold open sketch that ends with someone breaking character and proclaiming, “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!”, properly beginning the show.

Above: Famous American Singer Taylor Swift Performing Live On “Saturday Night Live” On October 5, 2019 From Her New Album “Lover”. Taylor Swift Is The Highest Paid Female Singer In The World With Estimated Earnings For The Year Of $185 Million United States Dollars (July 2019, Source: Forbes).

Broadcast from Studio 8H at NBC’s headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, Saturday Night Live has aired over 875 episodes since its debut on NBC on October 11, 1975, and began its 45th season on September 28, 2019, making it one of the longest running network television programs in the United States.

Throughout four decades on television, Saturday Night Live has received a number of awards, including 71 Primetime Emmy Awards, 4 Writers Guild of America Awards, and 2 Peabody Awards. In the year 2000, it was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. It was ranked tenth in TV Guide’s “50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time” list, and in 2007 it was listed as one of Time magazine’s “100 Best TV Shows Of All Time”. As of 2019, Saturday Night Live has received approximately 252 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, the most received by any television program in the United States.

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ZARZAR MODELS is one of the top modeling agencies for women in the United States representing models in print fashion editorials, high fashion runway, film, television commercials, and promotions. The agency represents top models in all of the major fashion cities and counties including Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Orange County Southern California, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Miami, New York, London, Paris, Milan, Sao Paulo, and Tokyo and recruits and represents models throughout the world through its global fashion and modeling network.

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