Taylor Swift to re-record old masters to spite Scooter Braun

Friday, 23 Aug, 2019

In June, Braun's Ithaca Holdings acquired Big Machine Records.

"Yeah, absolutely", replied Swift, whose new album, "Lover," will be released Friday, Aug. 23.

During their chat, Taylor opened up about re-recording her earlier tracks which were purchased out from under her earlier this year when the singer's old record company sold them to Scooter Braun.

In her Tumblr post last month, Swift wrote, "Hopefully, young artists or kids with musical dreams will read this and learn about how to better protect themselves in a negotiation".

"I'd buy all of the new versions just to prove a point", Clarkson said.

Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun.

CBS Sunday Morning previewed some of its interview with Swift on Wednesday (Aug 21).

That's right! On Wednesday night, the Grammy victor ordered 30 pizzas for her devotees waiting outside NYC's Central Park, and instructed members of her team - including her dad Scott Swift - to hand deliver them personally.

"She can't re-record because she's not contractually allowed to do so", the source said.

Swift's astronomic wealth and deep network in the music industry would also help, as she would need support from her past collaborators on songs to make them competitive with her original versions.

Taylor Swift will re-record her first six albums in an effort to regain music ownership over her entire discography.

Swift is also scheduled to open the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards on August 26, where she's also nominated for 10 awards, tied for the most this year with Ariana Grande.

In a clip released from an interview on the CBS Sunday Morning show, she was asked whether she planned to re-record the old material so she could own the rights to new versions.

Braun has not publicly responded to Swift, but Big Machine CEO Scott Borchetta posted a page on the Big Machine website titled "So, It's Time For Some Truth..." Swift's lawyer later clarified in a statement: "Scott Borchetta never gave Taylor Swift an opportunity to purchase her masters, or the label, outright with a check in the way he is now apparently doing for others".