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Taylor Swift Files Lawsuit Against Olivia Rodrigo

Fans and the media are inquisitive about what's going on because the case's specifics have not yet been made public.

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Taylor Swift Files Lawsuit Against Olivia Rodrigo: The couple Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift. Taylor Swift, known for her top-charting compositions and strong presence in the music industry, allegedly filed a lawsuit against rising star Olivia Rodrigo. Fans and the media are inquisitive about what’s going on because the case’s specifics have not yet been made public.

This article examines the controversy surrounding Taylor Swift’s lawsuit against Olivia Rodrigo in greater detail. We examine the potential causes for the lawsuit and its potential impact on the careers of both artists.

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Although Olivia Rodrigo continues to be entirely problem-free, she appears to attract controversy. This year, shortly after the release of Olivia’s debut album Sour, a number of musicians claimed that their tracks shared some hazy similarities with those on Sour.

Representatives for Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff, St. Vincent, and Hayley Williams were paid for the “interpolation” of their songs. Taylor, Jack, and St. Vincent were nominated for Album of the Year at the Grammys, in addition to Olivia’s seven nominations, which included one for the award.

Taylor Swift Files Lawsuit Against Olivia Rodrigo

However, their names have since been eliminated from the ballot. Confused? This is why, however. Now, let’s return to the beginning. Before “Driver’s Licence” was released in January, we conducted one of the very first music interviews with Olivia Rodrigo. In it, she made it abundantly obvious that she adored Taylor Swift by stating, “Even today, Lorde and Taylor are my biggest inspirations.”

Olivia incorporated the “New Year’s Day” piano melody from Taylor’s Reputation single “New Year’s Day” into her song “1 step forward, 3 steps back,” which she credited immediately. Olivia asserted that “deja vu’s” choral breakdown was inspired by Taylor’s “Cruel Summer” and was composed by her, Jack, and Annie Clarke, aka St. Vincent.

This summer, Taylor, Jack, and Annie were subtly acknowledged as writers on the track, implying that someone made the connection and Olivia’s staff authorised the credit. This makes logic because Olivia is undeniably in control of the situation. Consequently, here we are! As is customary, every songwriter and producer who contributed to an album receives a nomination for Album of the Year.

Since Taylor, Jack, and Annie contributed to the interpolated compositions, they were also nominated for Album of the Year, giving Taylor a total of two nominations for the award (since his album Evermore is also nominated). However, over the weekend, the Grammys removed their names from the list of nominees for Sour, citing a “submission error.”

According to a Grammys statement, the label for the song “Deja Vu” sent credits to the Academy throughout the submission procedure. “We received the correct credits from the label last week, which list Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff, and Annie Clark as the authors of an interpolation on the song ‘Deja Vu.'”

Clark, Antonoff, and Swift are not nominated for Album of the Year for Sour because they contributed an interpolated composition, per current Grammy rules. Therefore, T. Swift, Jack, and Annie were not intended to be nominated for this particular record! However, none of them will truly care.

Annie’s album as St. Vincent, Daddy’s Home, is nominated for Best Alternative Record, but Taylor and Jack are still nominated for Evermore. Only Billie Eilish’s Happier than Ever album, which features both Billie Eilish and her sibling Finneas, has fewer songwriters than Olivia’s album, which now only has three. Such errors may have gone unnoticed on the Justin Bieber album, despite the fact that Justice has 73 songwriters listed on a single album this year.

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