Aug 23, 2019

Taylor Swift will re-record old songs after Scooter Braun's Big Machine deal

Singer Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Friday that she'll re-record her old albums next year, which she says is contractually allowed.

The backdrop: The pop songstress expressed her anger last month over how her back catalog was purchased by Scooter Braun's Ithaca Holdings in a $300 million deal for Big Machine Label Group that was sponsored by The Carlyle Group.

  • There were lots of other assets in the buyout, but Swift's stuff was considered the crown jewel.
  • All of this relates to still-unexplained animosity Swift holds toward Braun. He hasn't commented directly on the rerecording plan, but did tweet an olive branch this morning, congratulating Swift on the release of her new album, "Lover."

The intrigue: It will be interesting to see how the music streaming services prioritize Swift's originals versus her remakes.

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