This songbird is free at last.
Pop superstar Taylor Swift can finally re-record her old material again. The 30-year-old singer-songwriter has spent the past year feuding with music manager Scooter Braun, 39, who bought the master recordings of her first six albums along with her former label, Big Machine Records, in 2019.
Following the sale, Swift claimed that Braun had banned her from performing songs from her back catalogue, that he now owned, until November 2020 — which, much to Swift fans’ joy, has arrived at last.
“We all will be deleting all of her old music from our playlists and apps and will only be streaming Taylor’s art owned by Taylor,” tweeted another Swift-lover.
Although now “free,” of the legal restraints around her music, Swift still said that, in light of the Braun reacquisition, she plans to re-record all of her old material.
For his part, Braun has called the feud a “miscommunication,” and complained that he and his family received death threats from Swift’s army of fans as a result of the disagreement.
“Since your public statement last week there have been numerous death threats directed at my family,” Braun wrote in a lengthy letter to Swift, which he posted to Instagram last November. “This morning I spoke out publicly for the first time saying I wouldn’t participate in a social media war. However I came home tonight to find my wife had received a phone call threatening the safety of our children as well as other threats seen above.”
Last month, Kanye West took to Twitter to announce that he planned to “personally see to it that Taylor Swift gets her masters back,” the 43-year-old tweeted at the time, in all caps, adding that “SCOOTER IS A CLOSE FAMILY FRIEND.”