Taylor Swift revealed she will be Re-recording her earlier albums
In an interview, Taylor Swift revealed she will be re-recording her earlier albums. Taylor will be re-recording her older songs on her new label. She joined the Universal Music Group and its subsidiary Republic Records last year after leaving her previous long term label Big Machine records.
Good Morning America posted about the interview on twitter.
Swift stated, “It’s something that I’m very excited about doing because my contract says that starting November 2020, so next year, I can record albums one to five all over again, So I’m very excited about it”.
“I just think that artists deserve to own their work. I Just feel very passionately about that.” She added.
But are you wondering what I am wondering?
Why is Taylor Swift re-recording her old albums?
Taylor worked with her previous recording label Big Machine Records for 12 years and the label owns the master recordings of her work. In June, the Label has been acquired by none other than Scooter Braun’s company, Ithaca Holdings. The celebrity manager, Scooter Braun, has been in a feud with Taylor for a long time. She accused Braun of “manipulative bullying”.
As the Label has been acquired by Braun’s company, that means he owns the master recordings of Taylor’s all previous albums – “Taylor Swift”, “Speak Now”, “Fearless”, “Red”, “1989” and “Reputation”.
Taylor Swift expressed the situation as her “worst nightmare”. She posted an update on tumbler explaining the whole reason behind her decision to leave Big Machine and signing a contract with her current label.
Therefore, in order to own the master recordings (discography) of her work, she has fabricated the plan to re-record her older albums and release her new version, making the master recording that Braun holds as obsolete.
Taylor Swift has just released the title track of her new album ‘Lover’. Her full album will be out on Aug 23. Taylor expressed that this album is “really special” for her as she said In her own words, “It’s the first one that I will Own”.
She became a free agent after signing the contract with the Universal Music group. This means now she has the master right on all her future works.