Taylor Swift Recording her Albums


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On April 9th, 2021, Taylor Swift released a re-recording of her hit album “Fearless,” which debuted in 2008 becoming the No. 1 album. It then went on to win multiple Grammys such as Album of the Year, and more. From 2008, her life has changed drastically from becoming one of the most influential artists in today’s world, but with that title comes people who will try to drag you down.

In June of 2019, Taylor Swift’s recording label Big Machine Records’ had sold to Ithaca Holdings owned by Scooter Braun for about $300 million to $350 million. Before all of this, Swift’s contract with “Big Machine Records” for 13 years had expired and she had signed with a new record label called Republic Records, owned by Universal, leaving behind her masters to her hit albums like “1989,” “Fearless,” and “Speak Now” and more to Big Machine She had managed to negotiate a deal with Republic Records, stating that she would own her masters from now on.Masters are the final recordings of a song that you hear on the radio or any music streaming service. After the huge sale, her masters were now in the hands of Braun, who had sold Swift’s masters to Shamrock Holdings, a company that had bought them for around $300 in 2019.

She had reported that Braun had bullied her for years, and was “the epiphany of toxic masculinity”.

Scooter Braun is a manager for big celebs like Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, and other huge celebrities. When all this was going on in 2019, Demi Lovato and Justin Bieber were quick to defend Braun. One of Swift’s friends, Todrick Hall, was quick to post on Instagram defending Swift, saying, “Scooter Braun is evil, evil, EVIL”. Hall had also reported that Scooter Braun was homophobic towards him. Lovato who is also in the LGBTQ+ community stated, that if Braun was homophobic then why would he offer to sign her.

When Swift was still signed to Big Machine she had asked to buy her masters, but then stated that the record label would tell her that she would have to earn one album back at a time.

A few months after in 2019, Taylor had announced that she would be re-recording her hit albums and now two years later, she has released the first of many re-recordings yet to come.