by Juanita Nonwo – EM TV Online
Recently, Apple was forced to pay artists for streaming music online, all with just one tweet from a world renowned musician; and this time around, the same American singer/song writer and actress, Taylor Swift, went to the rescue of a theatre group with a tweet.
The Sydney theatre group, Belvoir Theatre, were working on one of their latest production, Seventeen, where a group of 70 year olds were to play teenagers to Taylor’s ‘Shake it off’ song when they were ruled off because they didn’t have the right to the song.
“…I thought if anyone would agree to this it would be Taylor Swift” said the Director, Anne-Louise Sarks.
And so they went straight to Miss Taylor on twitter with the hashtag Grey Grey for Tay Tay which went trending in Australia until finally on Tuesday there was a breakthrough.
The singer replied: “Permission granted, @BelvoirSt,” Swift wrote. “Good luck with your opening night.”
Asked what the director thought of the tweet, she replied:
“I couldn’t believe it, is the truth. I still sort of can’t believe that all of this is happening. A star of her magnitude, and to have that personal response, it’s thrilling. You know, I mean where we are tucked down here, and she’s one of the biggest stars in the world in her field.”