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Swiftposium Presents: Taylor Swift, Feminism and the Music Industry 

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Sunday 11 February 2024
6pm - 7:30pm


The Edge


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Taylor Swift has emerged as a force for change in the music industry, impacting everything from streaming services to artists’ contracts. Swift has also been vocal about the treatment of women in the industry, famously suing former radio DJ David Mueller for “one symbolic dollar” for sexual assault.

This panel discussion examines Taylor Swift’s influence as a feminist, artist businesswoman. It will explore how she has generated such a strong fandom, how she is a significant force for change in the music industry, and her impact on other artists.

Join us for this special event moderated by Georgie Tunny, The Project presenter and host of the new Taylor Swift Podcast, Ready For It. Our panel of experts are: Kate Neal (award winning composer, and lecturer at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music), Kate Pattison (PhD student, RMIT) and Eilish Gilligan (musician, journalist and host of the Stranger Than Fiction podcast).

Hosted by Fed Square in collaboration with the University of Melbourne, this event is part of both Fed Square’s Summer at the Square and the Swiftposium.