Taylor Swift is having a blast re-recording her old music.
The 30-year-old “Cardigan” singer chatted with Good Morning America virtually last week to discuss her current process of re-recording her old music.
“I’m having a really good time… it’s a really amazing, fun adventure,” she said. “So far, of the ones I’ve recorded, I think it’s been the most fun doing ‘Love Story’ because the older music, my voice was so teenaged and sometimes when I hear my older music and my older young teenage voice, it makes me feel like I’m a different singer now. So it’s been the most fun to re-record ones that I feel like I could actually possibly improve upon the song.”
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As fans may know, Swift has been in the process of re-recording music from her first six albums that were previously recorded under Big Machine Records. She announced last year that she would re-record the first six albums in an attempt to re-take control of her music that was purchased by Scooter Braun and his label, Ithaca Holdings LLC, when they took control of the Big Machine Label Group.
Swift has been very forthcoming about her disdain for the way that the purchase of her masters was handled without her knowledge.
Last week, Braun sold her masters for $300 million to the private equity company, Shamrock Holdings. In a statement posted to her social media account, Swift confirmed the sale and also elaborated on the terms and conditions required by both parties in order for her to have ownership and access to her master recordings. One of the terms brought forth by Braun’s team was signing an ironclad NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) that Swift would “would never say another word about Scooter Braun unless it was positive.”
The “Lover” singer elaborated: “So I would have to sign a document that would silence me forever before I could even have a chance to bid on my own work. My legal team said that this is absolutely NOT normal, and they’ve never seen an NDA like this presented unless it was to silence an accuser by paying them off. He would never even quote my team a price. These master recordings were not for sale to me.”
Thankfully, re-recording her old music has Swift excited for the future. The singer-songwriter even skipped an appearance at the American Music Awards because she was in the studio. She accepted her Artist of the Year award virtually from the studio, saying, “The reason I’m not there tonight is I’m actually recording all of my old music in the studio where we originally recorded it. So it’s been amazing and I can’t wait for you to hear it.”
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