What Taylor Swift's Re-Recorded Albums Symbolize
Start writing a post
Entertainment

What Taylor Swift's Re-Recorded Albums Symbolize

When a big superstar like Taylor Swift speaks up about something, people tend to listen.

37
What Taylor Swift's Re-Recorded Albums Symbolize
https://www.instagram.com/p/BgaZtfcheKK/?tagged=fearlessalbum

As you might have heard, Taylor Swift is re-recording her first 6 albums in order to have the full control and rights over her Masters. Some of you might be wondering why she has to do this, since she is the writer and performer of all of her music, and I am here to explain that.

Since Taylor first started making music and was signed to a label, Big Machine Records, at 14 years old, she was taken advantage of in this deal and was not given the full rights to her music that she was writing, singing, and performing. When she came back as an adult trying to buy and own the rights to her full Masters, she was denied and her Masters were sold to someone else. Sadly, this is not something that is uncommon for people to be taken advantage of in the music industry, and Taylor has made a stand to make this a point that this is something that should be observed and looked at and not ignored as it has been for years and years.

When a big superstar like Taylor Swift speaks up about something, people tend to listen. Not only are people listening, but they are supporting her in the process of standing up for young artists in owning the work that they create and put out into the world.

Starting November of last year, Taylor was able to re-record her first 5 albums in a way that the re-recorded versions would then become her own, and she immediately went to work on re-creating these albums.

On top of creating Folklore and Evermore last year, Taylor re-recorded her second studio album Fearless, and was able to put that album out for the world to listen to just last Friday. It has already received a lot of acclaim and even more than that, it is an album that she completely owns.

Taylor is not only standing up for herself by re-recording her albums (not to mention she is also the first artist to do this), but she is also standing up for young singers and songwriters everywhere by encouraging them to not be taken advantage of in record deals and truly own and let flourish the work that is rightfully theres.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

50549
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

122331
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments