Taylor Swift Can Legally Rerecord Her Old Albums Now


    OK, let's do a little refresher: In June of last year, Scooter Braun bought the rights to Taylor Swift's albums that were released by the label Big Machine.

    77th Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals - Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 5, 2020 - Taylor Swift.

    After addressing the sale on her official Tumblr, Swift later revealed that she planned to rerecord her first five albums when her contract allowed it — specifically, in November 2020.

    Taylor Swift at the Cats premiere.

    Well, just take a look at today's date. That's right — Nov. 1, 2020.

    That means, starting today, Swift is legally able to rerecord her first five albums — Taylor Swift, Fearless, Speak Now, Red, and 1989 — to potentially undercut any profits Braun would gain off the original masters.

    An artist as big as Swift rerecording her catalog is practically unprecedented in pop music. Hey, Taylor: How does it feel to potentially make history?