Billie Eilish slams ‘big artists’ like Taylor Swift for releasing multiple versions of albums in ‘wasteful packaging’ to boost sales


While talking about the music industry and how numerous artists release several versions of their albums in vinyl packaging along with extra marketing decisions, Billie Eilish did not hold back. In a recent interview with Billboard, the Oscar-winning singer talked about her awareness of the environment and the significance of sustainability for her as an artist in this industry.

In the interview, Billie mentioned that some artists prioritize making different vinyl and packaging to increase sales, numbers, and income. She did not name any specific artists. She said, “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… ”

Billie added, “I can’t even express to you how wasteful it is. It is right in front of our faces and people are just getting away with it left and right, and 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***ing 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.”

Taylor Swift frequently releases various versions of her songs for fans to add to their collections. Occasionally there is an extra song, but most of the time the only difference is the packaging or the color of the record. Nonetheless, passionate fans purchase anything she releases. She did this for Folklore, Evermore and Midnight. Her new album, The Tortured Poets Department, will be available in four different versions, each with a unique bonus track and album artwork.