Taylor Swift. Two words and everyone knows who you’re talking about. She has made history. Swift was the youngest country music artist to write a number one song. Swift started out as a country singer when she was just 14-years-old. When her Red album came out in 2013, it was her first ever country and pop crossover.
“Taylor is currently in the process of re-recording all six of albums she released while signed to her former label Big Machine, which was bought by Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun in 2019,” according to bbc.com.
Swift is putting in lots of time and effort to regain ownership of her own music that she claims was sold without her permission. She now has control over where her songs now end up as she has re-recorded two new versions of Taylor’s album, Fearless and Red. Both were re-released in 2021.
“Taylor has been open about why she’s gone to such lengths to re-record her music and why these releases mean so much to her,” said Newsbeat reporter, Annabel Rackham.
In February, Swift posted on Tumblr, “I’ve spoken a lot about why I’m remaking my first six albums, but the way I’ve chosen to do this will hopefully help illuminate where I’m coming from.” She goes on to say, “Artists should own the own work for so many reasons, but the most screamingly obvious one is that the artist is the only one who really knows that body of work.”
As Taylor Swift re-released her first recreated album of “Fearless Taylor’s Version,” she added six new songs written on that track. When she then re-recorded the “Red” album, she included nine new songs. She named these songs “From the Vault.”
Taylor Swift, an icon, a legend, an influencer, and a performer, has made it out to be clear that she believes every artist should have a right and ownership to their own music. Story by Izzy Kistler.