Taylor Swift is the very model of a shrewd entrepreneur.
She has secured trademarks for a whole mess of lyrics from her most recent zillion-selling album, "1989," including "Party Like It's 1989," "This Sick Beat," and "Nice to Meet You. Where You Been?"
She owns them for "public appearances," "clothing" and "ornaments" among other goods and services, according to the trademark.
As the website Vox points out, singers make an increasing slice of their income not from actual singing, but from all of the related stuff.
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