Wednesday, August 21, 2019
– Taylor Swift said in an interview slated to be released on CBS Sunday Morning that she would re-record her first six albums in an effort to regain control over her work.
Swift, who releases a new disc, "Lover," on Friday on Universal Music, chastised her former label, Big Machine Label Group, for selling the label for $300million to Ithaca Holdings, which is controlled by Scooter Braun. Swift has accused Braun of bullying her.
When interviewer Smith asked whether Swift would try to rerecord her early music, the singer responded, "Oh yeah."
"That's a plan?" Smith asked to which Swift said, "Yeah, absolutely."
Swift had been encouraged by other artists to re-record her own music to gain control over the recordings. Her first album, which was self-titled, came out in 2006. Other albums were "Fearless" in 2008, "Speak Now" in 2010, "Red" in 2012, "1989" in 2014 and "Reputation," which marked Swift's shift into pop music, in 2016.
Swift accused Big Machine Scott Borchetta of blindsiding her and not telling her that he had made a deal. Borchetta denied that, saying he had texted Swift on the morning that the deal was announced to let her know. Justin Bieber got involved in social media, going after her for trashing Braun, who is his manager.
Swift's father, Scott, was a shareholder of Big Machine.
CBS Sunday Morning airs from 9-10:30 a.m. this Sunday.