On Loverfest being a short tour: “This is a year where I have to be there for my family -- there’s a lot of question marks throughout the next year, so I wanted to make sure that I could go home.”
On making the music industry better: “New artists and producers and writers need work, and they need to be likable and get booked in sessions, and they can’t make noise -- but if I can, then I’m going to.”
Says tumblr is her "comfort zone," where she can make jokes. She doesn't have twitter on her phone and only follows political news.
Over 20 new artist have called her for advice saying, “hey, I’m getting my first wave of bad press, I’m freaking out, can I talk to you?” Faith Hill was a mentor to her in her country days but she didn't have one in the pop industry.
On her single choices: "I feel so much pressure with a first single that I don’t want the first single to be something that makes you feel like you’ve figured out what I’ve made on the rest of the project. I still truly believe in albums... We’re running really fast toward a singles industry, but you got to believe in something. I still believe that albums are important."
On buying her masters: "I spent 10 years of my life trying rigorously to purchase my masters outright and was then denied that opportunity, and I just don’t want that to happen to another artist if I can help it. I want to at least raise my hand and say, “This is something that an artist should be able to earn back over the course of their deal -- not as a renegotiation ploy -- and something that artists should maybe have the first right of refusal to buy.” God, I would have paid so much for them! Anything to own my work that was an actual sale option, but it wasn’t given to me."
"Every week, we get a dozen synch requests to use “Shake It Off” in some advertisement or “Blank Space” in some movie trailer, and we say no to every single one of them. And the reason I’m rerecording my music next year is because I do want my music to live on. I do want it to be in movies, I do want it to be in commercials. But I only want that if I own it."
Source:TS's IG, Billboard