Taylor Swift Countersues Evermore Theme Park For Copyright Infringement
Taylor Swift is taking legal action almost a month after Evermore, a Utah theme park sued her for naming her ninth album, Evermore.
Earlier this month, representatives for the theme park filed a lawsuit against the Grammy winner arguing that her December 2020 album was an infringement on the park’s copyright. Evermore claimed that the name confused park visitors and that it harmed its visibility in search engines.
Swift’s company, TAS Rights Management has now countersued and alleged that the park played Swift’s music on its grounds “without authorization or license agreement.” They also alleged that the theme park “blatantly ignored the numerous notices from [US performance rights organization] BMI and opted instead to continue to benefit from the free and unauthorized public performance” of Swift’s songs.
Representatives of the “Cardigan” singer called the suit “baseless … frivolous and irresponsible” after the park first sued.
Evermore has applied for a retroactive license for music performances but only after hearing of Swift’s countersuit.
Swift has been hard at work the past year after the surprise release of her two albums, Folklore and Evermore. She is now preparing and rerecording her first six albums after her old label, Big Machine sold the master recordings without her support. The first rerecorded album, Fearless, is expected to be released in April.