Taylor Swift’s music returns to TikTok ahead of new album release

Taylor Swift performs during “Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour” at the National Stadium on March 02, 2024 in Singapore. (Ashok Kumar/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)

Attention TikTokers and Swifties, Taylor Swift’s music is back on the social media platform.

Swift’s music, along with other artists from Universal Music Group, was pulled from the platform after a licensing deal between TikTok and the music company expired earlier this year.

Since then, music from artists like Bad Bunny, Drake, Adele, and Billie Eilish no longer appears on TikTok’s official music library.

 However, users discovered several of Swift’s music was added back to the platform on Thursday. The available songs on TikTok from the “Anti-Hero” singer seem to be from the period since she signed with Universal in 2018.

Songs like “Lover,” “Cardigan” and “Style” appear on TikTok’s official music library along with Swift’s re-recording of her older hits like “Enchanted,” “Love Story,” and “Red.”

It’s unclear how Swift, whose newest album “The Tortured Poets Department” comes out next week, could have her music added back to the platform while the UMG ban is still in place.

The New York Times reported that while Swift is a part of Universal’s roster of artists, she also owns the rights to her own recordings, as well as her songwriting rights, which the Universal Music Publishing Group, a division of the company, administers.

Official music from artists like Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, and Drake, who are also a part of UMG, still aren’t available on the social media platform.

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