Even without new music, Taylor Swift is the highest-paid musician of 2016

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That’s one way to shake off the haters. Taylor Swift topped Forbes’ list of the 30 highest-paid musicians in the world

The 2016 list includes Rihanna, Paul McCartney, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and even Swift’s ex Calvin Harris — but Swift swept them all away. At $170 million in annual earnings, she beat out the second-highest paid musical outfit, One Direction ($110 million), which no longer even exists. 

“She not only delivers with solid music and great live concert performance experiences, but she is also young, poised, beautiful and—so far—relatively non-controversial,” said Fox Rothschild attorney Lori Landew. “Brands … see her as a safe and reliable spokesperson who is very aware of her brand equity and is strategic about protecting its value.” Read more…

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Twitter is freaking out over the struggle to get Adele tickets

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LONDON — Adele fans in the UK were delighted by news that the British singer will perform two surprise summer shows at Wembley Stadium.

They were less delighted by the ensuing anxiety in attempting to acquire tickets to said performances. 

Adding to the tension, this could be the last opportunity to see Adele perform for several years. As her worldwide Adele Live 2016 tour winds down, the singer has expressed an interest in growing her family.

So the stakes are high and the struggle is real.

And as one does in the internet age, fans rushed to Twitter to freak out: Read more…

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