Explore the production and songwriting process behind Taylor Swift’s chart-topping fifth album, 1989, with Swift herself. In this intimate listening session presented by the Nashville Chapter and the Producers & Engineers Wing, Swift shares never-before-heard demos and personal cell phone videos from her experience crafting 1989 with co-executive producer Max Martin. In Part 1 of this three-part series, Swift recounts the musical journey that led to 1989 and dissects the creation of “Blank Space,” recorded with Max Martin and Shellback. Stay tuned for Part 2 and 3 which explore Swift’s collaborations with Jack Antonoff on “Out of the Woods,” Ryan Tedder on “I Know Places,” Imogen Heap on “Clean,” and Max Martin and Shellback on “Shake It Off.”
Source: Listening Session With Taylor Swift: 1989 | Part 1 | GRAMMYPro.com
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Taylor Swift and her squad are subjects of endless media speculation. (Don’t deny it: We know you’re curious about the inner-workings of the girl gang, too.) But whatever your opinion, one thing’s for sure: All of the girls are money-making powerhouses. Forbes broke down all of their estimated
Source: Taylor Swift Squad Earnings
Rockstar, actor, and all-around fashion plate celebrity Lenny Kravitz is ticking off another box on his resume: Furniture designer. His new collaboration with modern home goods store CB2, launching October 1st and available for pre-order next week, takes references from the “sleek glam of the 1970s New York club culture and the natural ease of the California music scene of the 1970s,” according to a statement. And from what we can tell from these newly-released photos, there’s plenty of bold patterns and gold flashiness to go around. Related on Yahoo Makers: Michael Jackson Invented His Anti-Gravity Illusion Shoes?! 15 Celebrities Who Double As Inventors Kravitz is better known as a musician and lately, as an actor (you may have seen in him a little movie series called The Hunger Games ) but this actually isn’t his first foray into the design world. His company Kravitz Design was set up in 2003 and has completed the interiors for the SLS Hotel South Beach, Miami. Check out the attention-grabbing pieces in the collection to envision these bits of Kravitz’s distinctive style in your own home. If you ‘em, join CB2’s email list to get first dibs before the collection launches. Also on Yahoo Makers: Cynthia Rowley for Staples Is the Collection Your Desk Needs Kobe Bryant and Nike Unveil Easter Collection That’ll Have You Hoppin’ Higher Model Karlie Kloss Gives Incredible Makeovers To Two Make-A-Wish Teens Let Yahoo Makers inspire you every day! Join us on Facebook , Twitter , Instagram , Tumblr and Pinterest .
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