A more recent example was the praise given to Ryan Adams’ version of Taylor Swift’s album 1989. Many critics gushed, claiming it brought meaning to an otherwise superficial pop record. The fact that Swift is one of the most powerful musicians in the world, or that this record sold 1.2 million copies in its first week of release in the US alone, isn’t even the point; it is that she wrote the songs. She didn’t need a man to legitimise them as ‘art’.
— Ali Barter (It’s About Fucking Time We Gave Female Musicians The Credit They Deserve)