Taylor Swift has played the end game to perfection by securing a blockbuster new deal with Universal Music Group and, by the looks of it, creating a better playing field for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of recording artists.

Swift, arguably the biggest pop star on the planet right now, has teamed up with the world’s top music company for a multi-year, global recording agreement.

Financial terms were not disclosed, though it’s safe to say UMG broke the bank to secure the services of a superstar who smashes sales and box office records for fun.

What we do know is this:

TayTay was out of contract with Big Machine and had the upper hand in any negotiation. And she apparently used that checkmate to empower her new labelmates.

Writing on her Instagram after the deal was made public overnight, Swift said: “There was one condition which meant more to me than any other deal point. As part of my new contract with Universal Music Group, I asked that any sale of their Spotify shares result in a distribution of money to their artists, non-recoupable.”

UMG owns a 3.5% stake in Spotify, currently worth about $850 million in an ugly stretch for tech stocks (the sum was worth upwards of $1 billion in the months after the digital music giant’s April launch on the New York Stock Exchange).