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Billie Eilish Takes Some Shots At Taylor Swift And Other Big Artists For Releasing Multiple Versions Of The Same Album

Hit singer/songwriter Billie Eilish, who already has nine Grammys to her name, spoke to Billboard recently about the current state of the music industry.

The 22-year-old artist had a lot to say, especially when it comes to big artists (like Taylor Swift) milking every last dime from their albums by releasing the same exact product, just in different packaging.

We live in this day and age where, for some reason, it’s very important to some artists to make all sorts of different vinyl and packaging … which ups the sales and ups the numbers and gets them more money and gets them more. I can’t even express to you how wasteful it is.

She says that she goes out of her way to be more sustainable, so it’s frustrating to her when she sees these artists who just don’t give a sh*t about anything but the $$$

I find it really frustrating as somebody who really goes out of my way to be sustainable and do the best that I can and try to involve everybody in my team in being sustainable — and then it’s some of the biggest artists in the world making f–king 40 different vinyl packages that have a different unique thing just to get you to keep buying more. It’s so wasteful, and it’s irritating to me that we’re still at a point where you care that much about your numbers and you care that much about making money — and it’s all your favorite artists doing that s–t.

Damn. She’s not holding her back. It’s worth noting that her ‘Happier Than Ever‘ vinyl, which was released in 2021, came in eight variants, but every version was made with recycled materials, and the black versions were 100% recycled. She also helped fund REVERB’s Music Decarbonization Project, which aims to eliminate carbon emissions created by the music industry.

Oh, and she’s vegan, so you know… she’s living what she preaches. Can’t knock her on that. It’s nice to see a big artist like her care about the world.