Taylor Swift Covers Billboard / Talks Buying Her Masters & Re-Recording Old Hits

Published: Wednesday 11th Dec 2019 by Sam

Taylor Swift is Billboard‘s Woman Of The Decade and celebrates the salute with a commemorative cover.

The Pop force, who is gearing up for her ‘Lover Fest’ tour, poses it up in a demure shoot lensed by Sami Drasin.

Within its inner-pages, she opens up about plans to re-record her past albums following a highly publicized fall-out with Scooter Braun and her former label boss – who negotiated a sale of her catalogue.

She also waxes candid about the reform needed with industry contracts.

Head below for pics and quotes…

On Record Labels & Contracts:

“We have a long way to go. I think that we’re working off of an antiquated contractual system. We’re galloping toward a new industry but not thinking about recalibrating financial structures and compensation rates, taking care of producers and writers.

We need to think about how we handle master recordings, because this isn’t it. When I stood up and talked about this, I saw a lot of fans saying, “Wait, the creators of this work do not own their work, ever?” I spent 10 years of my life trying rigorously to purchase my masters outright and was then denied that opportunity, and I just don’t want that to happen to another artist if I can help it. I want to at least raise my hand and say, “This is something that an artist should be able to earn back over the course of their deal — not as a renegotiation ploy — and something that artists should maybe have the first right of refusal to buy.” 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.”

On The Importance Of Writing As An Artist:

“Thankfully, there’s power in writing your music. Every week, we get a dozen synch requests to use “Shake It Off” in some advertisement or “Blank Space” in some movie trailer, and we say no to every single one of them. And the reason I’m rerecording 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. But I only want that if I own it.”

On Timeline For Re-Recording Old Albums:

“I don’t know! But it’s going to be fun, because it’ll feel like regaining a freedom and taking back what’s mine. When I created [these songs], I 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.”

Your thoughts?

[Photo Credit: Billboard / Sami Drasin]

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  1. only facts December 11, 2019

    She looks pretty, but I feel like we get the same pouty face from her in every pic. I cannot believe she’s about to be 30 this month…I couldn’t tell from the nursery rhymes on her latest album. Every song (aside from lover) sounds like A, B, C and 1, 2, 3..

    But collect these coins and get married. I know her BF is about to propose.

    • HavanaONana December 12, 2019

      And yet you are here trying to act like you’re praising Taylor but you secretly shading her coz you’re so jealous that your fave is flop

  2. Clarks0oñ December 11, 2019

    Camila and Taylor both attending the 2020 Grammy awards next year cause they are main pop girls

    Some people cant relate
    Performing love lives at a McDonald’s.

    After releasing 5 flops my faves is still attending the Grammys next year

    Some people had all the industry hype but the Grammys paid them dust.
    We love to see

    • Ughhh December 11, 2019

      Camila is nothing but Shawn and Taylor’s entourage. Nobody truly cares for her attendance. Her fashion sucks and her album was a flop. She needs to take her low budget knock off tela novella àss to broadway with all her gimmicks and leave the music industry alone

      • Clarks0oñ December 11, 2019

        Damn I hit a nerve


        Camila success got these bìtches pressed.

        Let me go watch normani performing at a run down dirty McDonald’s.
        So entertaining

      • Ughhh December 11, 2019

        You repeat the same jokes every post you make. Maybe you should follow Camilla and throw some new material at us every 5 seconds until it sticks sweetie

  3. Tyty December 11, 2019

    She does realise nobody cares about her whining over her masters right?? She is another pathetic idiot who can’t take a hint!!

  4. HavanaONana December 12, 2019

    Damn some people’s toes here are stepped by clarkson’s comments. Lol

    Only Taylor and Camila are the relevant stars right now of music . Also, Ariana, Billie, Taylor and Camila are actually really the relevant stars. No lies, no dancing with the teas. Lol

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