Taylor Swift Now Championing Artists Vs. YouTube Battle

YouTube Now Has Taylor Swift To Worry About

The music industry is ratcheting up its fight against YouTube. And Taylor Swift is joining in.

Swift is one of dozens of musicians who have attached their name to an open letter to Congress, calling on lawmakers to re-write legislation used by YouTube and other big web platforms that they say “threaten[s] the continued viability of songwriters and record artists to survive.”

A coalition of musicians including Swift and U2, along with industry players including the three big music labels — Universal Music, Sony Music, and Warner Music — have taken out ads featuring the letter in political publications including Politico and the Hill.

-- Continue reading Peter Kafka in Recode



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