She’s taking action! Taylor Swift said that she is planning on re-recording her old music after her huge feud with her previous record label, Big Machine Label Group, and talent manager Scooter Braun.
The “You Need to Calm Down” songstress announced the news in an upcoming interview with CBS Sunday Morning, which will air in its entirety on Sunday, August 29. In some teaser clips from the interview, the 29-year-old star explained to host Tracy Smith that she will, in fact, take back what’s hers. It all started when the host asked if she will re-record her discography with Big Machine. Taylor’s response? “Yeah, absolutely.” WE’RE SHOOK.
In case you missed it, the “ME!” singer totally called out Scooter on Tumblr back in June after news broke that he purchased Big Machine. According to Billboard, the deal was worth over $300 million. And by acquiring the label, that means that the 38-year-old music executive would own all of Taylor’s masters under the label. You see, before the singer signed with Universal Music Group in 2018, she had been under Big Machine since getting her start in the industry in 2005. That means Scooter owns her old discography. Crazy, right?
Taylor further explained how she would go about re-recording her old songs in an interview with Good Morning America on August 22.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) August 22, 2019
“Yeah, that’s true [I’m re-recording some of my old music], and it’s something I’m very excited about doing because my contract says that starting November 2020 — so next year — I can record albums one through five all over again,” she said. “I’m very excited about it. Because I just think that artists deserve to own their work. I just feel very passionately about that. Yeah, it’s next year. It’s right around the corner. I’m going to be busy. I’m really excited.”
In Taylor’s Tumblr post, she accused Scooter of “incessant, manipulative bullying,” claiming that she was totally blindsided by the news.
She wrote, “For years I asked, pleaded for a chance to own my own work. Instead I was given an opportunity to sign back up to Big Machine Records and ‘earn’ one album back at a time, one for every new one I turned in. I walked away because I knew once I signed that contract, Scott Borchetta would sell the label, thereby selling me and my future. I had to make the excruciating choice to leave behind my past. Music I wrote on my bedroom floor and videos I dreamed up and paid for from the money I earned playing in bars, then clubs, then arenas, then stadiums.”
In her upcoming interview with CBS Sunday Morning, Taylor also talked about songwriting, growing up in the business, firing back at haters in her songs, insecurities and what her life is like today. We can’t wait to hear the rest!
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