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    A Twitter User Showed How To Hide The Old Version Of Taylor Swift's "Fearless" And It's So Important To Do

    It's what she deserves.

    By now you should know that today, Taylor Swift released her rerecording of the Fearless album, titled Fearless (Taylor's Version).

    Taylor wearing a flowery dress at the Grammys
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    The album, which was originally released in 2008, features iconic songs such as "Fifteen," "Love Story," and "You Belong With Me."

    Big Machine Records

    Now, the reason Taylor rerecorded this album was to provide fans with a way to listen to the legendary album without Scooter Braun profiting. It's a long story, but basically, Scooter bought the masters for Taylor's first six albums in what Taylor called her "worst nightmare," a result of "the incessant, manipulative bullying" he'd put her through over the years.

    Scooter Braun wearing a cap and speaking into a microphone
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    So, in addition to enabling us to enjoy Tay's more mature voice and her excellent, never-before-released bonus tracks, the new album provides us with a way to support Taylor as an artist, rather than the man who has profited off her image without her consent, as well as to send a message to artists everywhere that they should be able to own their own music.

    taylor swift didn’t lie when she said she’s going to devalue the old master of her albums. legend behavior iktr #FearlessTaylorsVersion 💛💛

    Twitter: @cowboylikebenjy

    BUT this all does nothing if you continue to listen to the older versions of the songs. This is pretty easy if you're just listening to Fearless (Taylor's Version) on repeat, like me, but it's harder if you're shuffling Taylor Swift or listening casually. So how do you hide the songs on Spotify? Twitter user @swifferupdates detailed how in a Twitter thread!

    How To Hide Fearless (Original) On Spotify - (A Thread)

    Twitter: @swifferupdates

    First, you're obviously going to want to hide Fearless (Platinum Edition). Go to your Spotify, search for the album, and next to each and every song, click the three dots, then the second option down, which is "hide."

    photo showing the 3 dots to click and the "hide song" option
    Spotify

    According to @swifferupdates, this is the only version available in many countries, so you might be able to skip the next step!

    Next, you're going to want to do the same thing with the original edition of Fearless, Fearless (International Version), Fearless (Big Machine Radio Release Special), and the Fearless live recording, Live From Clear Channel Stripped, if they're available in your country.

    Bravo

    Next, you're going to want to hide the singles released separately. Search for "Today Was a Fairytale" and go ahead and click the three dots to hide that, then do the same for "Today Was a Fairytale — US Version," "Love Story (Digital Dog Remix)," "Love Story (Pop Mix)," and "You're Not Sorry (CSI Remix)."

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    This method isn't foolproof, as some users pointed out, but it's helpful. It's also a good idea to make your own Taylor Swift playlist with all of her songs EXCEPT the ones listed above, and then go to settings, then playback, and turn off “Autoplay." A ton of people have done this, so you can just listen to their playlists, like the one below:

    Spotify

    This playlist still has original versions for Taylor's four other albums owned by Scooter, but for now, that's all we have for those songs. You'll want to use a different playlist if this isn't updated after each rerecorded album is released (though the creator claims this playlist will update). Alternatively, you could listen to a playlist like this, which ONLY has songs Taylor owns, meaning it won't have songs from Taylor Swift, Speak Now, Red, 1989, or Reputation.

    If you're an Apple Music user, delete the songs from your library, and then be sure to search only in your library when listening to Taylor. Otherwise, there doesn't seem to be a way to "hide" the songs on the streaming side, but I'm not an Apple Music user, so let me know in the comments if you found a way!

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    Go forth, Swifties! Now you can listen to Taylor's music in peace!

    excited for all the albums to be re-released so i can listen to ethically sourced taylor swift songs

    UPDATE: @swifferupdates let me know that there's now a way to update all your playlists!

    💡| To replace the old versions of the songs in ALL of your playlists with #FearlessTaylorsVersion you can use the link below! Steps: 1) Sign in to your Spotify account 2) Click on Update Playlists (Credits to Roshy10 on Reddit for being a genius!) https://t.co/wHwNPBBzH6 https://t.co/0x9ZlH7Mru

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