Tay used her acceptance speech as a platform to thank fans and further her anti-Spotify cause.
Is there any musical achievement Taylor Swift hasn’t snagged over the past two years? No. No is the answer you were looking for there. It’s getting to the point where the music industry is starting to invent new distinctions to give to Swifty – like the inaugural Dick Clark award, which Taylor accepted at last night’s American Music Awards ceremony.
Taylor Swift at the AMA - can we talk about that dress for a second?
Swift was presented with the award by Diana Ross, before the two exchanged tales of their experiences as women in the industry.
“When I was really young, when I first started in the industry, it was Dick Clark who made is possible for us to be on radio and TV,” referencing American Bandstand and her days with the Supremes. Swift gushed about Ross, calling her a woman who “stood up for herself in a time when it was not popular for a woman to stand up for herself.”
After opening the show with her Billboard 100 topperBlank Space, Taylor took her speech as yet another opportunity to pay homage to her fans, referencing her album listening parties interacting with them via social media, and how flattered she was that they wanted a glimpse into her life.
"What you did by going out and investing in music and albums is you are saying that you believe in the same thing that I believe in: that music is valuable and music should be consumed in albums and albums should be consumed as art and appreciated," she said.
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