Report: Taylor Swift's rights management company countersues Utah theme park

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Posted at 7:45 AM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 09:45:26-05

TAS, Taylor Swift's rights management company, is counter-suing Utah theme park "Evermore," claiming the park has used Swift's music without proper licensing, Rolling Stone reports.

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The news of TAS' lawsuit comes three weeks after the theme park's own lawsuit, which claims Swift infringed on Evermore's trademark by releasing an album of the same name in December.

"We’re protecting our brands. We built brands not just to build a park but to do books, to start doing games, to start doing albums," said Evermore theme park CEO Ken Bretschneider.

According to Rolling Stone, TAS' suit alleges the theme park used three Taylor Swift songs without proper licenses and ignored messages from performance rights group BMI regarding the matter.

Furthermore, the TAS suit alleges Bretschneider only reached out to BMI after learning the TAS suit was imminent and he tried to seek a retroactive license, the Rolling Stone report says.

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