We all know the singer/musician Taylor Swift who has been within the industry for over 10 years. With over 4 debut albums. She has become one of the biggest names in the music world to this day with over 72,000,000 followers on twitter she is one of the most famous female in the world.
If you try to search for 1989 (Taylor’s most recent debut album) on youtube, or online still to this day most of her songs are not available to stream. This is because Taylor has copyrighted every song on the album, meaning once it is published on youtube it will be removed, or the audio will be removed as it will be flagged by the record company who are in charge of Taylor.
Taylor spoke about this in an interview on Jimmy Fallon show (US Talk show) “I am so scared the album will leak that I am the only one who owns it at the moment, my label or family don’t have it, I hate this pressure and it’s making me obsessed”. Her team have even copyrighted catchy phrases in her songs such as “This sick beat,” and “Cause we never go out of style”. As-well as this Taylor decided to remove her whole album from Spotify as she believes that people should not receive her album without paying the full price as people technically get the album for free.
It just goes to show the power that a high profile celebrity in the industry has.