In an interview set to air on this week's CBS Sunday Morning, Taylor Swift revealed she intends to rerecord her back catalog of music after her former record label, Big Machine Records (and, therefore, her original master recordings), was sold for $300 million.
When Swift left Big Machine for a new deal with Universal Music Group late last year, she revealed she would personally own the master recordings of the songs she makes going forward, but Big Machine would retain the masters for all her old music.
The label was acquired by celebrity manager Scooter Braun's company, Ithaca Holdings, in June. In a Tumblr post published at the time, Swift called the situation her "worst nightmare".
In an interview with Good Morning America on Thursday morning, Swift spoke about her intentions to rerecord her masters, and revealed she'll be able to begin doing so late next year.
"It's something that I'm very excited about doing because my contract says that starting November 2020, so next year, I can record albums one to five all over again," Swift said.
She also explained that her upcoming album, Lover, which will be released on Friday, is "really special" to her because it's the first one she will personally own.
A representative for Taylor Swift has been contacted for comment about the fate of Reputation.
Ellie Bate is a celebrity reporter and talent coordinator at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.