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On August 18, 2014 Taylor Swift released her single “Shake It Off.” This song debuted at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, was the number 13 song on the Billboard year end chart, and was certified 9 times platinum by the RIAA. This inescapable ear worm dominated the radio and earned Swift a People’s Choice award for “Favorite song” as well as three Grammy nominations for ‘Record of the Year’, ‘Song of the Year’, and ‘Best Pop Performance’.

This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on November 18, 2019. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.

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