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Taylor Swift: 'Swifties' sue Ticketmaster over tour sale problems

BBC News reports Ticketmaster was recently forced to cancel the main sale of tickets on its website, leaving many fans frustrated.

The lawsuit, filed by 26 'Swifties' from across the country, alleges that the company is guilty of fraud, price-fixing and anti-trust violations.

Ticketmaster has yet to comment on the filing.

Taylor Swift to face trial in Shake It Off copyright case

A US judge has refused Swift's request to dismiss the case, saying a jury may find that her 2014 hit copied girl group 3LW's 2001 tune Playas Gon' Play.

Both tracks feature variations of the phrases "players gonna play" and "haters gonna hate".

The judge had previously rejected the case, saying the lyrics were too "banal" to be copyrighted.

In his original ruling, District Judge Michael W Fitzgerald cited 13 earlier songs that featured similar phrases, including Playa Hater by The Notorious B.I.G. and Dreams by Fleetwood Mac.

Taylor Swift lands eighth UK number one album with re-recorded Red

Red (Taylor's Version) is the American singer's recreation of her fourth album, which also went to number one on its original release in 2012.

It's her second re-recorded album release of 2021, following Fearless.

She plans to re-record and re-release her first six albums in order to have complete control over her music.

The move follows the 2019 acquisition of her master recordings by music mogul Scooter Braun and his subsequent sale of them to an investment fund.

Theme park sues Taylor Swift over Evermore album name

The theme park's owners said Swift's Evermore release had caused confusion about whether the two were linked.

The Utah venue said there was a "dramatic departure from typical levels" of traffic on its website in the week after the album's release.

Swift's lawyers responded that "there is no basis" for the claim.

They wrote in a letter filed in court: "Moreover, your client has suffered no damages whatsoever and, in fact, has openly stated that Ms Swift's album release creates a 'marketing opportunity' for your client's troubled theme park."

Taylor Swift master tapes sold by Scooter Braun to investment fund

US entertainment magazine Variety first reported on Monday that Braun had sold the rights - known as masters - to an investment fund.

It said the deal is thought to be worth more than $300 million (£227m).

Writing on Twitter Swift said it was "the second time my music had been sold without my knowledge".

It is the latest development in the dispute between Swift and Braun - Swift has previously accused Braun of trying to "dismantle" her musical legacy.

Taylor Swift's old label hits back in row over 'awards ban'

The singer said music executives Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta would not let her perform songs from her past albums, which they own the rights to.

She said a Netflix documentary about her life had also been put in jeopardy.

Borchetta and Braun's Big Machine Records said Swift's statement was "based on false information".

Swift made the allegations in a statement posted to Twitter with the caption: "Don't know what else to do."

     

Taylor Swift breaks all-time American Music Awards record

The star won four trophies, including artist of the year, making her the ceremony's most-decorated female ever.

She now holds 23 AMAs, beating a record previously held by Whitney Houston.

Swift, who recently broke years of political silence to declare support for two Democrats, again urged fans to take part in the US mid-term elections.

Accepting artist of the year, she said: "This award, and every single award given out tonight, were voted on by the people.

Taylor Swift plays the hits then runs in Swansea

Effectively a stripped-back supercut of her current world tour, the six-song performance largely focused on the star's 2017 album Reputation.

She opened with the pummelling goth-pop of Ready For It, before racing through songs like Gorgeous and Delicate.

Fans were forced to wait to the end to hear the classics Blank Space and Shake It Off - and then it was all over.

But if the 26,000-strong audience who'd crammed into Swansea's Singleton Park felt short-changed, they didn't show it, shimmying along with Swift and her tightly-drilled dancers.

How Taylor Swift almost had 2017's biggest album

The star outsold every other artist in the US last year - shifting 1.9 million copies of her fifth record, Reputation, in just seven weeks.

But her decision to withhold it from streaming services until December damaged its chances in the chart of 2017's most popular albums.

That's because 1,500 streams now count as the equivalent of one album sale.

Taylor Swift takes shots at exes on new album

The record-breaking singer released the album last Friday (local time). She's taken digs at some famous A-listers, with the song 'Getaway Car' reportedly taking shots at both Calvin Harris and Tom Hiddleston. 

Swift sings: "The ties were black, the lies were white / In shades of grey in candlelight / I wanted to leave him / I needed a reason."

Eagle-eared fans believe the song is about meeting Hiddleston at the Met Gala, where the dress theme was black and white. The man mentioned at the end of the line is possibly Calvin Harris.