New Orleans artist calls out Taylor Swift for stealing work for '1989' promotional material _lowres

New Orleans-based artist Ally Burguieres posted an open letter on Facebook to Taylor Swift on Dec. 11, 2015 accusing Swift of stealing her work without her permission or compensation. ORG XMIT: O34vtDvRXUNEa6r6r04k


A New Orleans-based artist is accusing Taylor Swift of stealing one of her designs to promote Swift’s most recent ‘1989’ album.

In an open letter Ally Burguieres details that another fan copied Burguieres’ design and Swift included the copied drawing on her promotional material without Burguieres’ permission or compensation. The drawing was also posted to Swift’s Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr accounts without Burguieres’ permission.

“The copy had been shared and downloaded countless times, and it seemed neither you not your team intended on correcting your mistake,” reads the letter.

Burguieres said she received an offer from Swift’s legal team for “four-figure” compensation for her work, but no credit.

The letter references Swift’s open letter to Apple Music beckoning the tech giant to pay independent artist more when their songs are played through Apple’s streaming service.