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Taylor Swift uses music muscle to seek higher payouts for others

LOS ANGELES: Pop music titan Taylor Swift on Monday announced a new record deal with Universal Music Group (VIV.PA) that will give her greater control over her own music and could boost future payouts to artists for music played on streaming service Spotify (SPOT.N). Swift, who with best-selling albums like “1989” and “Reputation” is one of pop music’s wealthiest and most influential artists, said the deal with Universal Music Group (UMG) included an agreement that any potential sale of UMG’s shares in Spotify “result in…