Taylor Swift and TikTok Are Back on Track for New Album  

The Tortured Poets Department, hitting stores on April 19, will bring Taylor Swift back in the news—not that she's ever out of it.  

Swift and TikTok have resumed their romance, creating news. The singer, who owns many of her records, has agreed to reprise select songs on the app.   

TikTok returned after a conflict with Universal song Group caused a large song removal in early February. Taylor Swift, The Beatles, Bad Bunny, and Billie Eilish are distributed by UMG.  

Swift's marketing move goes beyond savvy. Taking her recordings back to TikTok proves she can compete with the world's largest music distributor.  

Other UMG artists don't have the same music rights as Swift and their songs are still off TikTok.  

The New York Times reported that UMG began removing music from TikTok on Feb. 1, one day after its license contract expired.  

UMG-owned music were replaced with quiet and the opportunity to choose a different tune or sound in videos.  

The business wrote an open letter on Jan. 30 explaining why UMG wanted to "call time out on TikTok."  

The letter emphasized three: "appropriate compensation for our artists and songwriters, protecting human artists from the harmful effects of AI, and online safety for TikTok's users."  

"Ultimately," it added, "TikTok is trying to build a music-based business, without paying fair value for the music."   

saying week, TikTok responded via email saying it had "been able to reach 'artist-first' agreements with every other label and publisher. Clearly, Universal's self-serving actions are not in the best interests of artists, songwriters and fans."  

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