Kelly Clarkson gives Taylor Swift some advice in light of Scooter gate.
Taylor Swift is disturbed that Scooter Braun owns all of her masters as part of his purchase of Big Machine Records. Everyone in the industry weighed in on the controversy, including Kelly Clarkson, who thinks Taylor should re-record all of her music so she can own it again. You may recall singer JoJo did something similar recently – her former label wouldn’t surrender her masters and refused to make them available to stream. JoJo re-recorded her first few albums and released them. Of course, they don’t sound identical to the originals, but it’s better to sing along to then not at all.
“Just a thought, you should go in and re-record all the songs that you don’t own the masters on exactly how you did them,” Clarkson Tweeted Taylor, adding “but put brand new art and some kind of incentive so fans will no longer buy the old versions.”
Kelly continued, “I’d buy all of the new versions just to prove a point.”
In a letter posted on Tumblr, Taylor outlined why she disapproves of Scooter’s power play.
“This is my worst case scenario,” she said. “This is what happens when you sign a deal at fifteen to someone for whom the term ‘loyalty’ is clearly just a contractual concept. And when that man says ‘Music has value’, he means its value is beholden to men who had no part in creating it.”
My two cents? Taylor re-recording her past works is an insurmountable task. Better to focus on creating new music and making peace with a business deal that went sour (for her).
@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