Party Like It’s 1984™

The following was written by SFL Campus Coordinator Kelly Kidwell.

Taylor Swift is already making headlines in 2015, and not in a good way. The artist has always been a strong defender…

“Party Like It’s 1989” is remarkably similar to Prince’s plea to us to “party like it’s 1999.” Should he also receive royalties from Swift’s adaptation of a phrase he coined? Where would Swift be in the first place if previous artists trademarked popular phrases they used and left Swift and her generation with artificial restrictions on lyrics?