Taylor Is Free is trending all over the internet because she can finally go back and rerecord her old music. Fans will remember she wasn’t so happy when Scooter Braun bought the rights to her early music.
In July 2019, Scooter bought the masters to her early work from Big Machine. Taylor obviously hated this decision, starting a pretty epic feud, and called for a change in how young artists are treated. She signed with Big Machine at a young age and claims young artists like herself are often taken advantage of. They want to be in the music industry so bad, they’ll sign any contract given to them. Even if that means, they are signing away their right to their music. Now that “Taylor Is Free” she plans on rerecording all the music owned by Scooter, so she can have the final say on how and when her songs are used.
“New artists and producers and writers need work, and they need to be likable and get booked in sessions, and they can’t make noise — but if I can, then I’m going to,”Taylor Swift
Clearly this is something Taylor Swift is very passionate about. In the past, she said she would have paid anything for Big Machine to sell her her masters. Instead they chose to go with Scooter. Taylor has yet to announce her plan to rerecord her first five albums, however she promised to do so back in 2019. November 2020 is the date specified in her contract when rerecording is possible. Because of this, fans are anticipating her to follow through on the promise she made in 2019.
“The reason I’m re-recording my music next year is because I do want my music to live on. I do want it to be in movies, I do want it to be in commercials,” she explained, “but I only want that if I own it.”Taylor Swift
Fans are pumped at the possibility of “new” music from Taylor. Twitter is flooded with excited fans, who apparently have been waiting for this day all year. At least some people had something to look forward to in 2020. I personally, could not care less if she does this or not. I haven’t been a fan of hers for a while now. Her old music was fun to listen to in middle school, but there has been zero evolution. Come at me Swifties, I dare you. I just find her inauthentic, but that is besides the point. The only reason I find this interesting, is because it could open the door and help other up and coming artists.
If she goes through with it, Taylor will take a historic step forward when it comes to ownership of music. Whether you are a fan of hers or not, you have to admit this is a pretty badass thing for her to do. I mean, who wouldn’t want to own something they worked so hard to create. I’m just curious if the songs will sound the same. I don’t think her voice has changed that much, but you never know. I hope they are just as good because those original albums are what I actually like the most. Either way, people will buy these new songs, and it will be a big F-you to Scooter. Spends all that money on her masters and now they are worthless.
What do you think of the Taylor Is Free celebrations? Do you think she’ll actually go through with rerecording? Let me know in the comments!