A Metal Response to Taylor Swift Trademarking the Phrase “This Sick Beat”

Just like the phrase “Are you ready to rrrrrrrrrrrrumble?” has been solidly trademarked (meaning anyone who wants to use it has to pay), Taylor Swift’s people have trademarked “this…sick…beat” for her exclusive use. Because as we know, nothing says “sick beats” like Taylor Swift.

Props then to metal singer Perculate for doing this:

Trademarks are a direct attack on one of the most fundamental and inalienable rights of all: our freedom of speech. If you give the bourgeoisie an inch, they will take a mile…and everything else you have in the process. They have already privatized land, water, and words. After language, they will next try to privatize air. But, although the rich can try, they will never truly own the words we use and the language we speak.

Take that, Taylor.

(Via Uproxx)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “A Metal Response to Taylor Swift Trademarking the Phrase “This Sick Beat”

  • February 4, 2015 at 1:34 pm
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    If philanthropists such as Bill Gates really wanted to help humanity, they would register trademarks on every other English word to prevent any other money grubbing asshole like Ms Swift from doing it

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