Taylor’s Versions: Here’s why Taylor Swift is rerecording six albums | EUROtoday

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Taylor Swift’s determination to re-record her first six albums, inserting “Taylor’s Version” alongside the unique title, is an uncommon alternative that originates in 2019, when Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings, a music supervisor and entrepreneur, purchased the Taylor’s outdated report label, Big Machine Records.

In doing so, Braun, an entrepreneur and supervisor of varied artists, turned the proprietor of the recordings of Taylor’s first six albums. That’s as a result of in 2005 the artist signed a 13-year contract with Big Machine Records, agreeing that she, because the songwriter, would personal the lyrics and music, however not the unique recordings.

When Braun purchased Big Machine Records in 2019, a yr after Taylor moved to Republic Records, the artist was livid. There is unhealthy blood between her and the entrepreneur: Taylor has at all times accused Braun of bullying her on her social networks. Braun was additionally supervisor of Kanye West and Justin Bieber, with whom the singer had numerous disputes. Just keep in mind when in 2009 Kanye West interrupted Taylor’s speech on the MTV VMAs, saying that Beyoncé ought to have gained the award for Best Female Video as an alternative of her.

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When Braun buys Big Machine Records, Taylor writes an extended publish on Tumblr, calling the acquisition “My Worst Scenario” and sharing all his disappointment. The artist explains that he has been making an attempt to purchase the recording rights for years, however with out success. Big Machine Records was in reality prepared to promote the rights to the albums solely one by one and in alternate for these of the brand new albums, an settlement that Taylor thought of fully disadvantageous. Taylor is additionally very indignant that nobody notified her prematurely of the acquisition of her outdated label (and consequently her music) and that she solely discovered about it as soon as the information was made public.

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The artist then decides to re-record the primary six albums. In an interview on Late Night with Seth Meyers, she tells followers, “I know, it’s unusual,” but in addition explains that “unfortunately” within the music enterprise, singers typically do not have the rights to their recordings. Taylor, nevertheless, says she is decided to alter issues.