Followers hit again at Elon Musk for asking Taylor Swift to publish music direct to X

Fans hit back at Elon Musk for asking Taylor Swift to post music direct to X

Taylor Swift followers have hit again at Elon Musk‘s suggestion that the pop star ought to share her music immediately onto X/Twitter.

Earlier this week, Musk – who purchased the social media platform for $44billion final 12 months – replied to a publish from Swift through which she revealed the ‘From The Vault’ observe titles for ‘1989 (Taylor’s Model)’.

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“I recommend posting some music or concert videos directly on the X platform,” he wrote. Musk didn’t observe up his publish with any rationalization of why he thinks Swift ought to act on his advice.

Nevertheless, he did later reply to a publish that included a screenshot of a Rolling Stone article about his proposal to Swift. The publication mentioned that Musk had “begged” Swift to launch her music on X, which it described as a “failing social media platform”.

The accompanying publish responded by outlining some current figures in relation to X’s month-to-month energetic customers, every day posts, and the declare that it’s “the 5th most visited website in the world”.

Musk replied: “That is hilarious coming from {a magazine} that doesn’t even exist anymore. When is the final time anybody noticed a replica?

Elon Musk and Taylor Swift. CREDIT: Chesnot/MICHAEL TRAN/AFP through Getty Photos

“Their main purpose, and that of many other de facto defunct publications, is to manipulate public opinion by serving as a ‘mainstream media’ source for Wikipedia, to provide probable cause for bogus government investigations and to cancel people who ignore the woke mind virus.”

Many Swifties have since hit out on the X proprietor over his concept, with one writing: “With all due respect Mr. Elon sir I think Miss Swift knows what she’s doing.”

A second person said: “I think she probably has this whole thing figured out by now!” Fan account Taylor Swift Updates, in the meantime, commented: “Start paying fan pages more fairly for the engagement they bring to your app first.”

One other individual added: “Great point. If she posted some videos of her singing she could become a millionaire in no time from the ad revenue.” Another person wrote: “Isn’t distribution something [Swift] is the master of?”

Elsewhere, a fan said Musk was “trying to benefit from Taylor” and that she “doesn’t need Twitter to make money”. An X person commented: “Try paying royalties to songwriters and you MIGHT have a case. Your political views will most likely keep her off either way.”

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift – CREDIT: Getty

Over on Reddit, a Swiftie joked: “Taylor and X are never ever getting together, like ever.” A second person mentioned: “He is a [billionaire] whatever himself. And him posting something cheap like this on her post is so…ew… she is a reputed singer. Man, have some respect.”

The ‘Midnights’ singer, who is understood to be business-savvy, has damaged quite a few information just lately and made historical past final December by promoting six million album-equivalent models in eight weeks.

Her ongoing ‘Eras Tour’, in the meantime is on target to turn out to be one of many highest-grossing stay excursions of all time.

As Rolling Stone experiences, the Nationwide Music Publishers Affiliation and its members sued X over the summer season for infringing copyright on greater than 1,700 songs. It’s mentioned that the authorized dispute predates Musk’s acquisition.

David Israelite, NMPA president, defined on the time: “Twitter stands alone as the largest social media platform that has completely refused to license the millions of songs on its service.”

This illustration photo shows the new Twitter logo rebranded as X (L) and the old Twitter bird logo reflected in smartphone screens, in Paris on July 27, 2023. Credit: JOEL SAGET/AFP via Getty

This illustration picture exhibits the brand new Twitter emblem rebranded as X (L) and the outdated Twitter chook emblem mirrored in smartphone screens, in Paris on July 27, 2023. Credit score: JOEL SAGET/AFP through Getty

X is the final main social media platform with out a music licensing settlement, and the positioning has filed a movement for the go well with to be dismissed.

In different information, Swift this week drove record-breaking numbers to the web site after urging her followers to vote within the upcoming US elections.

Final week she took residence a history-making 9 awards on the 2023 MTV VMAs, tying for essentially the most wins in a single night time.

In the meantime, Musk has mentioned that X will doubtless begin charging its customers.

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