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Apple is investing in a company that lets musicians own their work

Mar 31, 2021
UnitedMasters helps artists distribute music, but it is unclear if this type of alternative model will further disrupt the major record label system.
Taylor Swift is one notable example of an artist at odds with a major record label over the rights to their own music.
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Taylor Swift is rerecording her old songs to control the licenses

Nov 17, 2020
The new recordings are bound to sound different than the originals. Which versions will fans choose?
Taylor Swift has unsuccessfully tried to buy her master recordings before. Above, Swift at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.
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Why is that Masters pimento cheese sandwich so cheap?

Apr 11, 2019
"Augusta National does not mind leaving a little money on the table," said one person who analyzed concessions at the Super Bowl of golf.
One of Augusta National's famed pimento cheese sandwiches is seen during the second round of the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia.
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