Taylor Swift Takes Control with ‘Fearless’ Rerecording
By: John Nissley 4/14/21
Photo Courtesy: Renee Klahr / NPR
Taylor Swift has got her music back. Swift has rereleased her 2008 hit album ‘Fearless,’ now called ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’. All 13 initial songs, as well as 13 new and bonus songs not previously featured on the original album, are present.
Swift now has full ownership of the popular collection and is in the process of rerecording the rest of her first six studio albums. Swift is doing this in response to her former music label, Big Machine Records, selling the ownership rights to Swift’s original albums. The face of Big Machine Records is Scooter Braun, who manages many other well-known artists such as Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Kanye West and more. Swift has made accusations against Braun that he is trying to “dismantle” her legacy.
Swift has been in a public battle with the former label for well over a year after an investment fund purchased the rights to her music from Big Machine. Swift has encouraged many other artists to take more control of their own music in the process of this battle.