Tuesday 17 September 2019

Swift to re-record back catalogue in ownership row with former manager she claims bullied her

Taylor Swift accused her former manager of bullying. Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
Taylor Swift accused her former manager of bullying. Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Kieran Southern

Taylor Swift is planning to re-record her old songs after her back catalogue was bought by a talent manager she had accused of bullying her.

The star shared an emotional Tumblr post in June, revealing the masters of her albums had been sold to Scooter Braun.

Swift (29) accused Braun, whose clients include Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and Demi Lovato, of "incessant, manipulative bullying".

In an interview with 'CBS Sunday Morning', a portion of which was released yesterday, the 10-time Grammy winner was asked if she would re-record her old material so she could own the new versions.

She replied: "Oh, yeah." Asked if that is what she plans to do, she said: "Absolutely."

Swift was signed with the Big Machine Label Group since starting her career in music as a teenager. It owned the rights to her first six albums, including the album of the year Grammy winners 'Fearless' and '1989'.

In June, Braun's Ithaca Holdings announced it had bought Big Machine Records.

Braun never responded publicly to Swift's comments, but he received public support from both Bieber and Lovato.

Irish Independent

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