The ‘Blank Space’ singer Taylor Swift is not going to leave her music in any, and a recent update suggested the same when she decided to re-record her song after her masters were purchased by music manager Scooter Braun.
Taylor said that she has plans to create a new master of her old songs. That involves her going back to the studio and re-record every song featured on her, all six of her previous albums and while that may be a lot of work, it’s perhaps the best way to fight back at the moment.
Ithaca Holding which is run by manager Scooter who also works with musicians like Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Kanye West, Demi Lovato, and many others, purchased the master’s right to Taylor’s back catalog earlier this summer for a reported $300 million. That gives the company the right to do what it wants with all the hits the former country star recorder for her first six albums, but, is essential, it only gives them the power to work with those original masters recording, not the lyrics and melodies themselves.
Swift said, “Never in my worst nightmare, I imagined that the purchaser would be the Scooter. Anytime the Scott Barchetta had heard the ‘Scooter Buran’ escape my lips, and it was when I was either crying or not to. He knew that he was doing; they both did. Controlling a woman who didn’t want to be associated with them. In perpetuity. That means forever.”
She also said that Barchetta never informed her about the deal and she learned about it from the press. While Barchetta vehemently denied swift’s claim, writing on big machine website he and swift were working together on a new type of deal for our new streaming world that wasn’t determined by a number of the album but a length of time.
People may still opt to listen to the original or depending on what she does with the songs. Perhaps the new version will be accessible in their own rights.