Taylor Swift Plans To Re-Record Her Earlier Songs | Music News
Taylor Swift is planning to re-record her old songs after her back catalogue was bought by Scooter Braun in June.
In an interview with CBS Sunday Morning set to air this weekend, the singer was asked if she would consider recording new versions of her earlier hits, to which she replied, “Yeah, absolutely”.
Re-recording the tracks means she would own the rights to the new versions of the songs.
Owning their masters allows artists to have control over their recordings and how they are used, so they can earn more money if their songs are sold or played in TV adverts.
Swift told Good Morning America that she plans to start re-recording her first five albums in 2020, when her contract would allow her to do so.
Braun’s company Ithaca Holdings purchased Swift’s former label Big Machine Records in June, meaning they own all the masters of the six albums she released, denying her the opportunity to buy back her music.
She accused Braun of “manipulative bullying”, claiming she only learned about the deal as it was being announced to the world, and signed with Universal last November.
Braun, who also manages Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, has not responded directly to the claims.
Swift’s seventh album Lover will be released on August 23.
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