Taylor Swift to launch streaming service?

TAYLOR SWIFT singing on stage

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Swift could be planning her own music content service after filing trademarks for such a project.

Among the goods and services Taylor is applying to sell under the brand name, an affectionate moniker she and her fans use to refer to each other, are various fashion items, guitars, and live performances, as well as a website "featuring non-downloadable multi-media content in the nature of audio recordings".

Swift has a history of butting heads with streaming providers, removing her music from Spotify for 2014 for their limited artist-compensation and later held off putting 1989 on Apple Music, writing the company an open letter after it was revealed they did not pay artists during the three-month trial period.

Taylor is known for her closeness to her fans, having been one of the first popstars to cultivate a huge social media following on websites like Twitter and Instagram.

The "Bad Blood" singer is also looking to launch a line of music products, which would include guitars, guitar straps, guitar picks and drumsticks.

'I find it to be shocking, disappointing and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company, ' she wrote in a posting on Tumblr.

She went on: "This is about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success". It seems like Taylor Swift is going for some kind of celebrity record with ongoing beefs flaming up between Swift and Kim + Kanye, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, and Justin Bieber, not to mention being dragged (along with Miley Cyrus) into the Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma sitch. She is still working with brands like Apple Music, which has changed its policies on paid royalties. "I say this with love, reverence, and admiration for everything else Apple has done".

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