Despite the fact that has passed already a week since I made public the sale of Big Machine Records along with the discography entire Taylor Swift to Scooter Braunthe winner of American Idol, Kelly Clarkson has been recommended to Swift re-record their albums.
The performer of hits like “Since U Been Gone” and “Because of You” called Swift from your account in Twitter with the message: “Just an idea. You should go [al estudio] and re-record all the songs that you don’t have the master, exactly as you did, but with new art and some kind of incentive for the fans do not buy the old version. I would buy the new versions just to prove a point”.
@taylorswift13 just a thought, U should go in & re-record all the songs that U don’t own the masters on exactly how U did them but put brand new art & some kind of incentive so fans will no longer buy the old versions. I’d buy all of the new versions just to prove a point ??♀️
— Kelly Clarkson (@kellyclarkson) July 13, 2019
Indeed, Swift could re-record their first six albums (Taylor Swift, Fearless, Speak Now, Red, 1989, and reputation), as the singer originally from Pennsylvania, is the owner of the credits of lyric composition. However, re-record their studio albums from 2006 to 2017, would involve work in almost 100 songs.
However, it would not be the first time that an artist takes this route to take control of her career, as the american singer Jojoperformer “Too Little, Too Late” and “Leave (Get Out)“back in the studio to record again, their first two recordings JoJo (2004) and The High Road (2006), as their former company Blackground Records refused to publish the albums on the platforms streaming as Spotify and Youtube.
In this regard, Jojo stated that the idea emerged due to the continuous requests of the fans they wanted to regain access to their old songs. “I wanted to stop the comments,” explains the actress also. “It makes Me feel out of control not being able to reach a solution. I wanted to give them what they asked for”.
“My lawyer said that we had reached the expiration of the Statute of Limitations in the clause for re-record [los discos]” explains Jojo. “So I was in my right to be able to do “covers” of myself”.
Jojo, whose real name is Joanna Noëlle Levesque, entered into a legal battle with his former record label Blackground Records because they refused to publish his third studio album. The process, which the artist won, it lasted for almost a decade and put at risk his promising musical career.
The legal action against the record companies are not new topic
Although Swift has not taken any type of legal action, but has gone more towards the side of ethics (the purchase of BMR by Braun was made under the rule), many artists through the musical history they have decided to take the long and hard way for different reasons.
In addition to Jojo, The Beach Boys they decided to sue Capitol Records 2 million dollars to end his contract with the record label, as well as for royalties not paid.
Keshafor his part, he sued her producer Dr. Luke by sexual abuse. The singer asked the judge to let her out of the contract that required her to record six more albums with the man who allegedly sexually abused her.
The legal battle lasted years and led to the campaign online #FreeKesha (free Kesha), however the judge denied virtually all requests to the singer, who finally produced his album Rainbow independently, although under the record of Dr. Luke.
The legendary artist Princeonce signed his first record contract at 18 years old, he began to have problems with his albums, because, like Swift, had very strong opinions about the rights of artists.
His conflicts with his record label Warner Bros.because the company does not let me get the music under your own schedule, caused the interpreter of Purple Rain to change his stage name to a symbol called “Love Symbol” (symbol of love) and painted on his face on numerous occasions the word “slave” (slave).
In this regard, Prince said to Paper Magazine in 1999: “I wanted to buy my masters of Warner Bros., but they said no. Then I’m going to re-record. All. Now you will have two catalogs with basically the same music – except that mine will be better – and now you can give your money to WB, the great company, or NPG (New Power Generation). You decide”.
The sixth studio album of Taylor Swift, Loverto be released under the record label Republic Records Universal Music Group, will the next August 23.