Taylor Swift recently signed a global publishing deal that will extend her partnership with Universal Music Publishing group. UMG already serves as Taylor’s recorded music partner, but this deal will also bring Taylor’s songwriting rights to UMG. Swift had previously been signed with Sony/ ATV Music Publishing, which was a deal she signed when she was 14-years-old. Swift stated in her Instagram announcement, “It’s an honor to get to work with such an incredible team, especially when it comes to my favorite thing in the world: songwriting.” See her post below!
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I’m proud to extend my partnership with Lucian Grainge and the Universal Music family by signing with Universal Music Publishing Group, and for the opportunity to work with Jody Gerson, the first woman to run a major music publishing company. Jody is an advocate for women’s empowerment and one of the most-respected and accomplished industry leaders. Troy Tomlinson has been an amazing part of my team for over half my life and a passionate torchbearer for songwriters. It’s an honor to get to work with such an incredible team, especially when it comes to my favorite thing in the world: songwriting. 🎶😄 & swipe photos to see one of my other fav things: a fluffy floofy cat.
This comes after Taylor’s very public battle with her former label and Scooter Braun to own her masters.