Taylor Swift Re-Ups With BMI for Representation

Taylor Swift, 2014
Sarah Barlow

Taylor Swift, who's riding a career-high sales record with 1.29 million units scanned for 1989 in its debut week, has re-upped with BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) to represent her for public performance licensing and royalties collections.

"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 president and CEO Mike O'Neill said in a statement. "Beyond her stellar career achievements, Taylor has a unique and extraordinary and connection with her fans. Through her songwriting and artistry, she has become a universal friend and redefined the modern pop star."

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Swift, who joined BMI in 2004 when she was 14 years old, has received 21 BMI country awards and nine BMI pop awards.

"Taylor's passion and innate ability for songwriting is remarkable," says BMI vp of writer/publisher relations Jody Williams. "A true storyteller with wisdom and heart, the immense appeal of her music crosses genres and spans the globe. 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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