In a bid to regain control of her masters and her back catalogue, Taylor Swift is going back to the studio to re-record her first six albums.During an interview on “CBS Sunday Morning,” Tracy Smith asks Swift if she will re-record her music in response to the deal. “Oh yeah,” Swift reportedly answers. When Smith follows up to ask whether it’s a plan, Swift responds, “Absolutely.”
Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings struck a $300 million deal with Scott Borchetta’s Big Machine Label Group to acquire the companies recordings. This included all the masters Swift up to her 2017 album Redemption. When the agreement was announced earlier this summer, Swift expressed her disappointment in a Tumblr post in which she called the move her “worst case scenario.”
She also claimed that this is an extension of the bullying she received in the past from Braun’s clients, Kanye West and Justin Bieber. Both Braun and Big Machine officials refuted Swift’s claims.
Lover, Swift’s first album for her new label Republic, is out this Friday, August 23.