Taylor Swift Re-Signs With BMI

Taylor Swift.

Taylor Swift.

Taylor Swift has re-signed with Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) for representation of the public performances of her music catalog. Swift joined BMI in 2004, at the age of 14, and released her first album for Big Machine Label Group at age 16.

She has earned 21 BMI Country Awards, as well as nine BMI Pop Awards, including Songwriter of the Year in 2010, and BMI’s President’s Award, which honored her achievements in songwriting. She is the youngest recipient of a Grammy award for Album of the Year (for her album Fearless). Swift’s recently released fifth album, 1989, is the first platinum album of 2014, and is the first album to garner more than 1 million in first-week sales since Swift’s own RED album in 2012. Her 2010 project, Speak Now, also moved more than 1 million copies in its first week, making her the only artist to achieve the feat three times.

“Beyond her stellar career achievements, Taylor has a unique and extraordinary connection with her fans. Through her songwriting and artistry, she has become a universal friend and has redefined the modern pop star,” said BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill. “We are honored that Taylor has chosen to continue her relationship and partnership with BMI, and we are excited to continue to represent her diverse and groundbreaking catalog of music.”

BMI Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations Jody Williams said, “Taylor’s passion and innate ability for songwriting is remarkable. A true storyteller with wisdom and heart, the immense appeal of her music crosses genres and spans the globe. BMI is incredibly proud to have supported Taylor since the early days of her career. We look forward to working with her exceptional team, SONY/ATV and Troy Tomlinson, CEO and President of SONY/ATV Publishing Nashville.”

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