Taylor Swift’s upcoming album has country music fans buzzing, for several reasons. The new album features 27 song tracks, and sweetly, the songstress shared the entire song track for her new album. Fearless (Taylor’s version) – is a re-recorded version of her 2008 project as well as six previously unreleased song tracks which include “You All Over Me (From the Vault) – a collaboration with Maren Morris.
Taylor Swift And Keith Urban Collab
Taylor Swift’s new music includes a collaboration with Keith Urban on “That’s when” and “We Were Happy”. Taylor Swift captioned a post on Instagram and said, “I’m honored that @Keithurban is a part of this project, duetting on “That’s when” and singing on harmonies on “We Were Happy”. I (Taylor) was his opening act during the Fearless album era and his music has inspired me endlessly. I’m counting down the minutes till we can all jump into this brave world together, filled with equal parts nostalgia and brand newness. Headfirst, Fearless.” Taylor concluded.
A Background Story of Taylor’s Music Career
Taylor Swift began her music career when she signed a contract with Big Machine Records in 2005. At that time, she was a fresh-face Nashville songstress adorned with long blond hair and always walked around with her guitar. The contract spanned for 13 years and ended in 2018.
However, before she called it quits with Big Machine Records, she rocketed to radio-play heights with hits like “I knew you were trouble”. Later, she transcended into the pop stratosphere with sold-out stadium tours during her six albums. By the way, as it is a trademark with most record labels, Big Machine exclusively owns the masters and original recordings of Taylor Swift’s six albums.
Taylor Swift moving on to a New Record Label
At the time her deal was up with the record label, Taylor Swift switched labels to Universal’s Republic Records. In her newest contract with Universal Republic Records, Taylor made sure to secure the rights to her future masters and original records.
So, what was Taylor Swift’s Dispute with Her Former Record Label? Taylor Swift and Big Machine’s dispute became front-page news when the record label sold her masters to Ithaca Holdings – an entity owned by powerhouse music manager, Scooter Braun. Scooter further sold her masters and original records to a different company – Shamrock Holdings for a reported $300 million in 2019.
So, how these entire sales work – for every click on Taylor’s old songs, end-users are directly/indirectly paying into Scooter Braun’s account. Taylor claimed Scooter – who manages other stars like Kanye West and Justin Bieber had intimidated her over the years.
Why is Taylor Swift Re-recording Her Early Songs?
While speaking about her music archives sometime in March 2021, Taylor Swift captioned a post on her Instagram page and said she felt it was proper for Artists to own their works for many reasons. Moreover, they were the only entities who understood the body of music work. Luckily, her choice of words stirred up many agitations across the music world, forcing the public to take a deep look at the music industry.
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