Report: Universal Music Group Tightens Guidelines For Re-Recordings Amid Taylor Swift Success

Published: Monday 15th Nov 2021 by Ryan

Universal Music Group is tightening guidelines.

For, Taylor Swift‘s label has reportedly placed tighter restrictions on re-recordings.

More details below…

According to The Wall Street Journal, UMG has upped its efforts to protect its investments in artists during a time when recording and distributing music has become significantly easier.

Sources have told the publication that the label has revised some of its contracts to extend the amount of time in which an artist is prohibited from re-recording their work.

Susan Genco, board member of artists’ rights group Music Artists Coalition and co-president of the Azoff Company told the publication:

“What Taylor did is a game changer, not just for her fans, but for other artists. She is inspiring artists to re-record their songs and control their music. Taylor is leading by example: Showing fans and artists that it’s possible to take control of their future.”

The new report comes just days after the ‘All Too Well’ singer shared her latest re-recorded album: ‘Red (Taylor’s Version).’ The album is her second re-recorded album and follows ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ from April of this year.

As of reporting, all of the specifics are not known.

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  1. Tres Nacho November 15, 2021

    Bums- damnnn Labels

  2. Farrah’s Luggage (8k Camila) November 15, 2021

    Uh, I feel like this article is missing information.

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 November 15, 2021

      I second this. What are the new guidelines?

    • Meme November 15, 2021

      Lol me too. Like where the details? What exactly is the new rule they are tightening up with?

  3. J November 15, 2021

    Y’all really gonna let her slide though lol

    How tragic, these labels still want to use artists as their workhorses.

    That’s why it’s important to know how to do it ALL. That way you can use the bulk of your budget on mixing, advertising, and distribution.

    But most of the artists we prop up can hardly sing in key, let alone write and produce a song by themselves…

  4. Sandra November 15, 2021

    Why is this article acting like she was the first? She might be the most successful, but re-recordings are not a new thing.

    I think that there would be very few artists who would garner this secondary success, or would be bothered.

  5. MIKE November 15, 2021

    Say what ya’ll want about taylor, but sis does shake s*** up and stands her ground when she does it!

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 November 15, 2021


  6. g8toraid November 15, 2021

    wrong. JoJo did it first. Fck Taylor Swift.

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 November 15, 2021

      But JoJo’s flopped

  7. Mateo November 15, 2021

    TLC re-recorded their songs in order to own their masters back in 2013, yet Taylor gets credit and recognition for this strategy. 😂 🤦🏾‍♂️

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 November 15, 2021

      They re-recorded 4 songs lmaoooooooooo 🤣 and they sounded TRAGIC

    • Zion November 15, 2021

      They were the worst re-recorded songs ever

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