Taylor Swift isn’t backing down in her conflict with Scooter Braun, revealing plans to rerecord her music catalog that fell into his palms.
CBS revealed on Wednesday that the “Lover” singer intends to return into the studio and rerecord songs from her first six albums after the megaproducer and entrepreneur acquired her masters in a controversial $300 million deal along with her former document label, Big Machine.
In a brand new interview with Tracy Smith for CBS Sunday Morning, Swift says that she “absolutely” intends to get her masters again, explaining that she discovered of the deal “when it was online” like everyone else, in line with a press release.
When requested if she was contemplating taking the pains to document her traditional catalog as soon as once more, the Grammy winner mentioned, “Oh yeah.”
“That’s a plan?” Smith requested to which Swift responded, “Yeah, absolutely.”
She beforehand described Braun’s acquisition of her music because the “worst-case scenario” in a scathing open letter after information of the deal broke and famous occasions all through her profession when he bullied and handled her poorly.
Swift could also be taking the recommendation of fellow artist Kelly Clarkson, who inspired the singer to “go in and re-record all the songs that U don’t own the masters on exactly how U did them” in a July tweet. The “American Idol” alum mentioned that the brand new variations shall be “brand new art” and an incentive for followers to not take heed to her previous albums.
Swift, who has since signed a brand new document take care of Republic Records and Universal Music Group, wrote within the letter that she was pressured to make the “excruciating choice” to depart her previous behind when she left the label.
“Scooter has stripped me of my life’s work, that I wasn’t given an opportunity to buy,” she wrote. “Essentially, my musical legacy is about to lie in the hands of someone who tried to dismantle it,” she wrote within the letter.
The accusation divided the music business as a lot of Braun’s shoppers, together with Justin Bieber and Demi Lovato, got here to his protection, whereas others like singer Halsey and mannequin Cara Delevingne sympathized with Swift’s need to personal music she produced.
Big Machine Label Group founder Scott Borchetta even launched a press release of his personal claiming Swift’s father, a shareholder in Big Machine, was notified in regards to the deal.
Apart from the Braun drama, Swift can even open up about her “songwriting process, growing up in the business, addressing her haters in music, her insecurities, her life today,” in line with the CBS launch, and reveal behind-the-scenes particulars of her new album “Lover,” which arrives on Friday.
The interview airs on Sunday, Aug. 25 (9:00 AM, ET), on the CBS.
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