Taylor Swift on her battle to buy back her masters: Would have paid so much for them, anything to own my work

Back in June 2019, Taylor Swift called out Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta of Big Machine Records for taking ownership of her master recordings, for which the 29-year-old singer revealed in an interview that she would have paid anything to buy back. As long as it meant owning her work! Read below to know more about what T-Swift had to say on the same.
Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta of Big Machine Records currently own Taylor Swift's master recordings.Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta of Big Machine Records currently own Taylor Swift's master recordings.
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In June 2019, the music industry was in a state of total unrest as Taylor Swift posted a scathing Tumblr post against Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun for taking over her ex-label Big Machine Records, as well as Scott Borchetta. In the post, she referred to Scooter as a big bully and finds it a nightmare to know that Braun owns her masters. Things escalated when Taylor accused Scooter and Scott of not allowing the 29-year-old singer to perform her old hits at the AMAs 2019, where she received the Artist of the Decade award. Eventually, Scooter shared in an open letter that she was allowed to perform and Swift rocked it at the AMAs 2019.

In a recent interview with Billboard, the You Need To Calm Down singer got brutally honest about how musicians have to think about how they handle master recordings because the current method is most definitely not it! For 10 years, Taylor stated that she was trying rigorously to purchase her masters but was then denied the opportunity. This is something Swift doesn't want to happen to another artist if she could help it. "God, I would have paid so much for them. Anything to own my work that was an actual sale option, but it wasn’t given to me," the Cats star exclaimed.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Taylor also revealed that the reason why she's re-recording her music in 2020 is that, "I do want my music to live on. I do want it to be in movies, I do want it to be in commercials, but I only want that if I own it. It’ll feel like regaining a freedom and taking back what’s mine."

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When Swift created those songs, the Lover singer explains that she didn't know what they would grow up to be. "Going back in and knowing that it meant something to people is actually a really beautiful way to celebrate what the fans have done for my music," Taylor concluded.

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