Women in Music 2018
Taylor Swift Fans Celebrate Her Universal Music Group Deal: 'She's a Superhero'
After Taylor Swift announced Monday (Nov. 19) that she has officially signed to Universal Music Group's Republic Records, fans took to Twitter to share their excitement.
"I'm ecstatic to announce that my musical home will be Republic Records and Universal Music Group," Swift wrote in an Instagram post. "Over the years, Sir Lucian Grainge and Monte Lipman have been such incredible partners. It's so thrilling to me that they, and the UMG team, will be my label family moving forward. It's also incredibly exciting to know that I'll own all of my master recordings that I make from now on."
As part of the deal, the 28-year-old also insured that artists signed to Republic Records will receive a portion of the profits should the label ever sell its shares in Spotify.
Check out Swift fans' reactions to the big news below.
Taylor Swift making sure artists at UMG don't get stiffed from Spotify streams as part of her negotiations pic.twitter.com/B9JgTJw8fR— Luke (@TweetsByLuke) November 19, 2018
NO ONE FIGHTING FOR THE SMALLER ARTISTS LIKE TAYLOR SWIFT!! IM SO PROUD OF HER!!— Reta,Swizzle (@tayswizle13) November 19, 2018
All the UMG Artist should be thanking Taylor Swift right now pic.twitter.com/v2NDxJJ8EX— Next Level Vibes (@lbanter1) November 19, 2018
I feel so emotional that taylor left big machine but also so proud of her for being a multi-label! Can't wait for what's to come ❤️ I will always love and support you @taylorswift TS7 HERE WE COMEEEE ✨✨✨— kyrene ✨ (@swiftmendes1D) November 19, 2018
Okay so this new deal that Taylor Swift just made with UMG was amazing and from now on I shall engage in no Taylor Swift slander. She's a superhero bye.— Dr. Cassius A Cruz, PhD (@CRUELCASSIUS) November 19, 2018
I’m so proud of @taylorswift13 and how far she has come and all she has achieved over the years ❤️ I’m glad that she is brave and strong enough to follow her heart and make decisions that suit her and what she wants her music to be going forward -- bring on the next chapter -- pic.twitter.com/aKpFZ4gW7K— // Emma¹³//-- (@TinkerbellSwift) November 19, 2018