Why Lyrics: Why? If Intellectual Property Is Neither Intellectual, Nor Property, What Is It? seeing how i dont care for her music in the first place, i must say UMG, way to go about making damn sure i continue to not hear her music going forward. In the final episode of The Making of a Song series, the entertainers collaborate in the studio on “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things,” which appears to be a song at least partly inspired by her ongoing feud with Kanye West. Both will very much be being driven by her label, and her pronouncements about "value of music" sound very stage managed. @ LAB, you appear to be under the delusion that the royalties paid go straight to Taylor Swift. How UMG comes into play is not clear given the paucity of facts presented here. We offer a variety of ways for our readers to support us, from direct donations to special subscriptions and cool merchandise — and every little bit helps. This comment has been flagged by the community. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Nine times out of 10, you're going to want to be open with your partner and let them know what you're thinking, feeling, hoping for, and so on. Tron 2 soundtrack was fitting though. Register or sign in to use it. She was the one who cheered me up when my grandma died. But in order to continue doing so, we need your support. Do it again!” Swift excitedly tells Antonoff as she dances around. We donât wake up to alarm clocks blaring German speech. That's a nice song. Filed Under: copyright, culture, mashups, shake it off, taylor swift, youtubeCompanies: google, universal music, youtube, [ reply to this | link to this | view in chronology ], Have a Techdirt Account? Register here, Subscribe to the Techdirt Daily newsletter. 'Cause I know that it's delicate (delicate) Is it cool that I said all that? Like with illegal software copies: these college kids will never shell out 11,000 dollars for a full AutoCAD version - they just would not use it at all. If you want to get rid of them, you pay for a 'premium' account, for something like $10 a month or so.". Know this: I used to love Taylor Swift. Swift is making money every time that song streams on YouTube, right? I'd say 1.287 million first week sales. Taylor Swift/Instagram, | I applaud the move. But if you look at the lyrics , it's pretty apparent that this is a lament for Taylor's squad. It's the congregation of average_joe's laptops again. Credit: “Do it again! Don't believe I've ever heard one of her songs. If you do not need audio from the original clip, the first thing you can do is turn that off. Editorsâ Notes You donât need to hear Taylor Swift declare her old self deadâas she does on the incendiary âLook What You Made Me Doââto know that reputation is both a warning shot to her detractors and a full-scale artistic transformation. Is the name Universal seem more and more like an oxymoron to anyone else , or is it just me (cough cough comcast cough cough). 1501). I used to click on them, but I've learned that if the non-hidden responses suggest that the hidden one is full of shit, it usually is. When we're unfamiliar with a style of music, we don't have a basis to predict its patterns. ad their employer saves a lot on retraining that employee. "This video contains content from UMG"? Is it chill that you're in my head? (it's the people at the bottom that get the Book of Law thrown at them), I think I might even PAY to see that happen :D. And why not? 0:00. Play. best top new controversial old q&a. This site, like most other sites on the web, District Superintendent Claims 14-Year-Old Student Bullied Her By Using Her Photo In A Criminal Justice Class Project, Reform The DMCA? UMG thought the video was way cooler than their own. Then everybody wins. But how can the songs that surround us influence our behavior and daily actions? Isn't it? That's the beauty of music. But the equation is clearly wrong. Facts are always reported/censored here at Techdirt. A fraction of a cent a play to the artist, over millions of plays, is a good income for the work of making a recording. âThis is Why We Canât Have Nice Thingsâ also appears to tackle Swiftâs relationship with Kanye. Thank you for reading this Techdirt post. Is it too soon to do this yet? Like friendship, or trusting people, or being open or whatever. Last week, the star brought her reputation pop-up experience (hosted by AT&T’s Taylor Swift NOW) to Santa Monica, California, where fans could snag merch and pose for photos in several installations including on Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” throne and bird cage from the song’s music video. AT&T video customers can watch the new series The Making of a Song on Taylor Swift NOW on DIRECTV NOW, DIRECTV (Ch. Music is ever present, from our spiritual rituals to most leisure time activities -- song is always there. Fullscreen. But sound waves can be used to do amazing things, some that have practical applications in science, art, and medicine (and some that donât). Now, everyone is wondering what the meaning of "This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things" is. Two of the three 'other' examples have already been taken down. Could you please check again and replace the broken video?I love your article and hope to receive the feedback soon! Newbie editors often have thâ¦ Credit: But you can make me a drink Is it cool that I said all that? Here are 13 other things we learned about Twenty One Pilots while reporting the story. We can't make Any promises now, can we, babe? “Hit the last note … and just have it fall apart,” Antonoff tells the Grammy winner, 28, while she’s playing the keyboard. Even better, Swift herself tweeted a link to the HuffPo article on the mashup, seemingly approvingly: Maybe UMG can sue her for copyright infringement since she admitted as much. ... (see This Is Why We Canât Have Nice Things). Right, just like that happened with EMI and Lily Allen. However, recent studies have revealed that other factors â such as emotions, stress, food, and hormones â can have a huge impact on the way we remember information. The visuals don't even have to "make sense" in a traditional sense. / Why? In Camtasia, you can turn that off by right clicking and selecting âseparate audio and videoâ then just delete or hide the audio track. But just as we've seen with the Wall Street banking scandal, the rules never seem to apply to those at the top of the food chain, no matter how egregious their crimes. Taylor Swift is biting back. Time: 2-4 months. Get push notifications with news, features and more. There's a newfound complexity to all these songs: They're dark â¦ They don't. The vast majority of recording industry "stars" -- especially the younger ones -- are just the visible front of a team of marketing experts who make all the decisions about literally everything. I'm sure she believes the advice they're giving her, but it'll be advice that benefits. 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"I don't use the service myself(I have no interest in the crap put out by the major labels, and I can more easily get my music elsewhere), but as I understand it the 'free' version of the services does have ads. What exactly is UMG's standing here? We do not have a giant corporation behind us, and we rely heavily on our community to support us, in an age when advertisers are increasingly uninterested in sponsoring small, independent sites — especially a site like ours that is unwilling to pull punches in its reporting and analysis. Swift has her own recording label, which likely means that any copyright to the songs on her new album would be in either its or her name. If it's considered copyright infringement to film your baby dancing while a radio plays in the distant background, then using a digital copy of a recording certainly qualifies. The 27-year-old singer addresses her longtime feud with Kanye West on her new album, Reputation, on the aptly titled song âThis Is Why We Canât Have Nice Things.â Very, very rarely is it ever worth while though. 0:00. (Zatorre cites jazz as one music style that many unacquainted have trouble latching onto). Want one? The music becomes theirs. / But when I start to try to tell you / That's when you have to tell me / "Hey For most people, this first stage is one of excitement. What did she have to gain from that move? Settings. Techdirt is one of the few remaining truly independent media outlets. This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things by Taylor Swift song meaning, lyric interpretation, video and chart position PEOPLE has an exclusive first look at the episode (airing in full Tuesday), which features Swift and Antonoff, 33, creating the sound of a children’s choir. In this section, weâll assume you have the music file you want to use, but later in this article weâll share tips on where you can find music for your videos. Although this balance was done on a hip hop song it can be applied to any genre.. Also if you liked this video, be sure to head over to my YouTube Channel and subscribe.All the cool kids are doing it, I promise! I always click to read the flagged comments. Here are some of the craziest things you didnât know you could do with sound. Theirs to sing along with, to dance to, to memorize misheard lyrics, to misinterpret meanings and apply them to their own lives and situations. Taylor Swift & Jack Antonoff Get Silly in Studio Writing 'This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things' this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. Isn't it? This is why we can't have nice things Submit Corrections. I respect her talent, drive and business acumen. 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Sound is a pretty simple concept. Text us for exclusive photos and videos, royal news, and way more. save hide report. While they may have, including practice time, spent a month or two on a record, that should not entitle them to an income for life. Not happy being one-upped, so they just had to take it down. On your timeline, there will usually be two to three audio components. Youâve (hopefully) learned that it doesnât take half-a-million dollars worth of gear to make electronic music, and youâre eager to get started and put a track together.. Amidst this excitement, thereâs a desperate urge for answers to what should be basic â¦ I'm not sure why, but I, and I'm sure lots of others, will look to see what it is that has gotten reported. Doesn't YouTube pay licensing fees to the record labels so users CAN use music in their videos? We can usually pick if a piece of music is particularly happy or sad, but this isnât just a subjective idea that comes from how it makes us feel. best. Sort by. Sign in now. “It was so nice being friends again / There I was giving you a second chance / But you stabbed my back while shaking my hand,” she sings on the track. share. average_joe just hates it when due process is enforced. Music videos are great places to showcase visual innovation and trickery. There comes a time in every upwardly mobile Black personâs life when they encounter someone who tells them how âwell-spokenâ and â¦ But there was a ton we simply didnât have room to fit into the piece. In the final episode of Making of the Song, Swift gives fans a BTS look at her writing process with Jack Antonoff. Taylor Swift's move to take all her music off of spotify (which pays artist's almost nothing) forced people to go buy her album, 1989, which likely contribute to why it has vastly out-sold her peers. Music can help bring back some of those special moments of their lives that they have forgotten. Writer(s): Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff. The fans can use the music, and Taylor's $50 billion empire makes $85 more dollars on fan use of the song. âPop music can feel like itâs The Hunger Games, ... we can prove it with video footage from every angle,â she says. But I think the business and tech side of things are areas where she's probably quite average, not particularly talented or idiotic. Theirs to dub over, play/sing in other keys and time signatures, mashup, mutilate, and cover. I haven't lost anything with this. We donât drive to work listening to native spoken Eskimo, and then switch it to the Bushmen Click station during the commercials. This thread is archived. You see, reality has no business trying to compete with propaganda! But I'm sure there are hundreds of others by now. With so many things competing for everyoneâs attention these days, we really appreciate you giving us your time. Why We Can't Have Nice Things: Universal Music Takes Down Fun Mashup Of Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' And 1989 Aerobics Video Culture from the because-universal-music-sucks dept She's at the back of a queue of those who get them first, and she's probably not the rightsholder, anyway. A hundred thousand downloads never means that, had the "track" not been online, that a hundred thousand "fans" would instead have paid for it. Isn't it? "we've avoided covering it because of the horrendous beatdown and mocking our silly and misleading propaganda would undoubtedly experience.". While there may be some people who do not buy a record (or download) of a certain song or piece of music because they found it "free" online, still many more will listen to it that had never before listened to it and NEVER would have listened to it on a pay-to-play basis. Music, voice and clips audio. Coyote Ugly Turns 20: Where Is the Cast Now? In the chorus, she sings, "This is why we can't have nice things, darling / Because you break them / I had to take them away" â likely a nod to when they were temporarily on good terms. This is why we can't have nice things... VIDEO. It touches everyone differently and personally. No no, you're thinking of the maximalist blogs and whatnot, you know, those places that either don't allow. this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. The way things are going, Taylor Swift may be on her way to becoming the next Chaim Witz (AKA Gene Simmons) regarding his advice about how to treat fans: Call me when the AKB48 version of her song comes out. 1113) and U-verse (Ch. One Last thing, that video is from one of the 17 â¦ Introducing ... PEOPLE's Products Worth the Hype. Some of Taylor Swift‘s biggest hits were co-written with her longtime pal Jack Antonoff — and now the superstar is giving fans a behind the scenes look at their writing process. AT&T. This is why we aim to further understand the effect of music on memory; music is one of the few elements we can actually manipulate in order â¦ The video can be an opportunity to employ abstract visuals, unique effects, or animation that visually compliments the song's audio. This Is Why We Canât Have Nice Things lyrics: [Verse 1] It was so nice throwing big parties Jumping in the pool from the balcony Everyone swimming in a champagne sea And there are no rules when you show up here Bass be Despite their paranoid whining, I rarely see a comment that's hidden that doesn't deserve to be, and even the most reported comment isn't censored. Maybe ten more, maybe a hundred more, maybe a thousand in rare cases. Taylor Swift explained this song to iHeart Radio, "It's about when people take nice things for granted. It's funny how often AC's claim Techdirt is "mocked" and "beat down" by people who supposedly know much better, but I recall seeing very little. While other websites have resorted to paywalls, registration requirements, and increasingly annoying/intrusive advertising, we have always kept Techdirt open and available to anyone. But when it comes to technology, Taylor Swift is an absolute idiot. This video shows how I would generally approach the balance of a song. | On her talent and drive I agree. 95% Upvoted. If they aren't going to pay realistic royalty rates, other artist will follow. Thanks to Mikitty for correcting these lyrics. She was the one I ran to when my first serious boyfriend dumped me days before my 18th birthday. Just bought Get Lucky on iTunes. How a case might ultimately get decided in court makes little difference to the average person, since few can afford the cost of going up against a deep-pocketed litigant in a system that's heavily weighted against the side with less money to burn. We work hard every day to put quality content out there for our community. For more information on Taylor Swift NOW visit att.com/TaylorSwift. Ah, the old "if a cheaper alternative doesn't exist everyone must buy the costlier one" argument. While I am not advocating breaking the copyright this whining about revenue that would never have materialized in the first place gets on may nerves! Thank you. That label's output is distributed by Universal, "Here are people having fun with her music, doing something of their own free will to get it more attention.". 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We canât have an honest reckoning about race until we start to recognize all the ways in which privilege and prejudice creep into our lives, says author and digital strategist Luvvie Ajayi. Going by her recent move to take all her music off Spotify, I agree. If you would like to opt out of browser push notifications, please refer to the following instructions specific to your device and browser: Taylor Swift & Jack Antonoff Get Silly in Studio Writing 'This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things'. “And therein lies the issue / Friends don’t try to trick you / Get you on the phone and mind-twist you / And so I took an axe to a mended fence.”. Never knew what Daft Punk was all about. In fact, itâll probably take you more time to choose your music than it will to actually add it to your video. If they have the technology to recognize that its her song but not the official video, what is so hard about adding all the mash-up plays to her account so she gets paid? Isn't it? Stuff makes noise and you hear it with your ears. 103 comments. Poor Tay. Chances are though that if they did download it as illegal torrent, eventually after graduation they might get their employer to buy it. Better yet, drop me an email when she gets canned by her label and starts working as an AV artist. The argument is simply erroneous. Other mashups I have seen taken down include one of figure skater Nicole Bobeck from a 1995 figure skating event, where someone replaced the music she was skating to with "SOS" by Rihanna, which, frankly, fit the routine better than the stuffy old classical music she orignally skated to when performing that routine back in 1995. Same reason as ever - it's not really about the money, it's about control. / How many times do I have to try to tell you / That I'm sorry for the things I've done? Oh, blessed are thee without tween daughters.