Taylor Swift's secret folklore and shaken off lawsuits

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Taylor Swift’s surprise new album and latest legal win, plus Spotify’s new deal with Universal and TikTok’s litigation-avoiding agreement with the US National Music Publishers Association.

SECTION TIMES
01: Taylor Swift new album (00:03:44)
02: Taylor Swift lawsuit (00:10:34)
03: Spotify’s Universal deal (00:17:33)
04: TikTok’s NMPA deal (00:22:31)

STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK
• Taylor’s swift new album (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/taylors-swift-new-album/)
• Californian court dismisses one of the Shake It Off plagiarism lawsuits, again (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/californian-court-dismisses-one-of-the-shake-it-off-plagiarism-lawsuits-again/)
• Universal signs new licensing deal with Spotify (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/universal-signs-new-licensing-deal-with-spotify/)
• US publishers agree licensing deal framework with TikTok
(https://completemusicupdate.com/article/us-publishers-agree-licensing-deal-framework-with-tiktok/)

ALSO MENTIONED
• Q magazine to close (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/q-magazine-to-close/)
• Setlist w/c 6 Jul 2020: Music magazines stay off the shelves (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/setlist-music-magazine-stay-off-the-shelves/)
• Ryan Adams on His Full-Album Taylor Swift Cover: ‘You Just Have to Mean It’ (Rolling Stone) (https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/ryan-adams-on-his-full-album-taylor-swift-cover-you-just-have-to-mean-it-59783/)
• Mercury Prize shortlist announced – what a list (apart from that one act)! (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/mercury-prize-shortlist-announced-what-a-list-apart-from-that-one-act/)
• Believe and TuneCore sign licensing deal with TikTok
(https://completemusicupdate.com/article/believe-and-tunecore-sign-licensing-deal-with-tiktok/)

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