THE VAMPS JAMES MCVEY JOINS IN ZAYN MALIK VS CALVIN HARRIS TWITTER FIGHT

Posted on Aug 19 2015 - 3:44pm by boybandz

Standard.co.uk reports, Singer James McVey of The Vamps has waded into the Calvin Harris and Zayn Malik Twitter feud to defend Taylor Swift's decision to remove her music from Spotify.

McVey, 21 - who is signed to Simon Cowell's label Syco - took to Twitter to reveal his struggle as an unsigned artist busking in Wimborne, Dorset as a teenager.

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He tweeted: "I remember busking on the streets of Wimborne age 14 in December hoping somebody in the music industry would see me and give me a chance... When making £20 a weekend was absolutely everything, and when I once made £100 in a month from people buying my ep at shows."
"I remember the feeling when I finally managed to have my music on iTunes.. But when I had to save my busking money up to pay someone for it.

"I remember my guitar being stolen aged 15, and being petrified that I couldn't afford another one. I remember the struggle my parents had to support my passion."

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McVey - who with his band mates Brad Simpson, Connor Ball and Tristan Evans, supported Swift on her Red Tour last year - explained that it is for these reasons that he believes the Bad Blood singer is right for removing her music from the streaming service.

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"It is people like @taylorswift13 who knows how I felt then," he tweeted. "It's not about houses, dogs or cats when making £40 at a show means you can afford to buy tickets to sell as a support slot show. It's trying to continue your passion as an unsigned artist."

"Sure, artists who have 'made it' and are 'happy' may be fine with giving away music for free. But they either don't remember or never had to fight for a chance in the industry and therefore don't understand, 15 year old me would have thanked Taylor Swift today for making a stand and speaking out for unsigned artists.

"It's not about money, it's about nurturing unsigned musician's passion for a career in this difficult industry.

He concluded: "And I honestly don't care what people say, or if they try to argue.. Unless you are an unsigned musician, you just don't understand."

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McVey then thanked McFly and McBusted singer Tom Fletcher who joked: "Thanks for that rant @TheVampsJames. I was unsigned, gave my album away for free and let you support me on tour, so I must be super awesome."
McVey's comments came hours after Harris defended his girlfriend Swift after Malik retweeted a post from B**** Problems – an account which posted two quotes from Swift and Miley Cyrus and slammed the Blank Space singer for taking her music off of Spotify.

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