Taylor Swift is planning to re-record the original tracks which she failed to secure form Scooter Braun.
In a recent interview with “CBS Sunday Morning”, Taylor Swift was asked about re-recording her songs in order to own the new versions.
“Might you do that?” Interviewer Tracy Smith asked. To this, the singer said, “Oh yeah”. “That’s a plan?” Smith asked. “Oh, absolutely,” the singer responded.
Swift has been speaking to the press ahead of her upcoming album, Lover.
The controversy started when Scooter Braun, a well-known record executive acquired Big Machine Records, her original label, in June. Big Machine Records was headed by Scott Borchetta. The deal was estimated to be of $300 million which included the entire, six-album catalog Taylor Swift has released through labels.
Braun has worked with some of today’s biggest pop stars, including Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, and Demi Lovato. He has also worked with Kanye West, aka Swift’s longtime nemesis.
Though Swift didn’t mention whether she will revisit her entire catalog on record or just re-record a few select choices. Nor did it come up whether this is something she’d like to do in the near term or far into the future.
The possibility arose in the public imagination after the American singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson tweeted, “U should go in & re-record all the songs that U don’t own the masters on exactly how U did them but put brand new art & some kind of incentive so fans will no longer buy the old versions. I’d buy all of the new versions just to prove a point”.
There is no recent precedent for a major recording artist redoing whole chunks of their catalog with a new label. In the interview swift also opened up about her songwriting process and growing up in the entertainment industry.
By Vishesh Chogtu | DKODING MEDIA