Hard Metal Protest Taylor Swift Trademark

Did you hear the news about the Taylor Swift trademark?  Country music and pop music artist Taylor Swift recently trademarked the lyrics, “This Sick Beat” among many others. However, American metal musicians Dave Tremblaie and Ben Norton demonstrated the most rock ‘n’ roll answers ever to her superior 1989 album.

Both men have written, recorded and released – using the name Peculate – overwhelmingly hard songs called “This Sick Beat”. In Norton’s two-minute song, it’s the only lyrics… repeated constantly.  He said it’s not just about protesting Taylor Swift but the rich’s ability to own words legally. Norton, who claims to be a writer, artist and journalist, said Swift’s music is bad enough without her doing something like this.

Regarding the Taylor Swift Trademark, the two musicians’ results should not be considered ideal perceptions of the human condition, unless using the middle finger and being mischievous count as being powerful. Of course, he’s a little late to make a statement with the Grammys.

Taylor Swift Trademark Response

The response people have given about the Taylor Swift Trademark throughout the Internet is a mixture of bewildered shock (mostly from fans), the trolls’ morbid admiration, enjoyment from the metal fans and media curiosity.

The Swift camp has yet to respond to the issue.

Norton has suddenly seen a spike in interest for his work, and is pleased with his efforts. Noting on Facebook, he said he may be the only unconventional and modern extreme metal band to get featured in Billboard magazine. Norton’s also been interviewed by the BBC and Time magazine as well as many others.

Tremblaie, who was Norton’s collaborator on the XYAX project, issued Norton the challenge and he accepted.  He said he asks all musicians reading his post to make a “This Sick Beat” song of their own, to flood the Internet with Swift’s trademarked sentence.

Norton has no doubt attracted attention for his work, with a sharp increase in likes – 1,827 – but still way short of Taylor Swift’s amount of 73 million.

Only one part of the Internet corner has accepted this challenge. Is the revolt to Swift’s trademark lyrics going to spread? The real answer is: only time will tell.

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