Taylor Swift’s quest for total Taylor dominance is a never-ending one. She’s already cornered the market on collecting friends, relationship stunts and playing the victim. Taylor might now have her sights set on the music streaming game. “Um, you want the rest of mine?” texted Jay Z.
In 2014, Taylor yanked all her music off Spotify after fighting with them over royalties. Two years later, Taylor made a deal with Apple. TMZ reports today Taylor may launch something that sounds suspiciously like a music streaming service called – oh my god, prepare to roll your eyes – Swifties.
Taylor has filed documents for the rights to a branded website that features “non-downloadable multi-media content in the nature of audio recordings.” As well as non-downloadable content, Taylor is also reportedly looking to sell a line of guitars, guitar picks and straps, and drumsticks. Swifties will also offer organized retreats, educational camps, and self-guided online courses.
However, a source tells Gossip Cop that TMZ is only half-right; they claim Taylor does have “surprises” in the works for her fans, but a streaming service isn’t one of them. They add that Taylor has “no intention” of launching a music streaming service.
Taylor loves money, and the only thing better for her bank account than one online store is two. So it’s probably not that far of a reach to think that Swifties will be a website to sell TS-branded music stuff. A website which I’m sure will advertise at least 10 times a day on the 24-hour Taylor Swift channel. Maybe Taylor could get some commercial acting skills from the direct-sales queen of the 90s, Sally Struthers? After all, the rumored goods and services of Swifties do sound a lot like those offered in the commercials for the International Correspondence Schools. All Taylor has to do is change the introduction from “Do you want to make more money?” to “Do you want to make me more money?“, and she’s all set.