OLIVIA RODRIGO: Millions to Hayley Williams

Written by on September 2, 2021

Olivia Rodrigo gave proper songwriting credit to Taylor Swift and Paramore singer Hayley Williams. Doing the right thing cost Olivia millions.

Because “Good 4 U” sounds so much like “Misery Business,” Hayley will earn royalties each time Olivia’s song plays. This year, that amount is calculated to be, according to a music exec, (quote) “north of $2 million.”  (Variety)

Taylor Swift also benefits from inspiring Olivia Rodrigo’s songwriting. The hit song “déjà vu” is probably worth $1 million in royalties to Swift. (Billboard

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