Taylor Swift’s been at war with Big Machine Records’ Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun over the rights to her old music and now, she is opening up about the current situation more than ever! The singer mentioned that, if she had been announced beforehand, she would’ve paid a lot of money to buy her six albums’ masters.
As you may remember, Taylor took to Tumblr previously to let the world know that Scooter Braun had purchased her old label and with it, the masters to all of her songs!
Taylor slammed the man, saying that she was ‘grossed out’ he would do something like that with the help of Borchetta.
‘For years I asked, pleaded, even, for a chance to own my personal work. Instead, I was given an opportunity to sign back with Big Machine Records and ‘earn’ one album at a time back, one for every new one that I turned in. I walked away as I knew once I signed that contract, Scott Borchetta would sell the label, selling me and my future,’ Taylor explained.
And now, in an interview she gave Billboard, Taylor talked more about the music battle.
She also stressed that she’s trying to shed a light on the injustices in the industry so that things like that don’t happen in the future to other artists.
‘I spent ten years of my life trying to purchase my masters outright and was denied that opportunity, and I just do not want that to happen to other artists if I can help it. I just want to at least raise my hand and say, ‘This is something an artist should be able to earn over the course of their whole deal – not as a renegotiation ploy – and something artists should maybe have the first right of refusal to buy.’’
The superstar even exclaimed that ‘God, I would’ve paid so much for them! Anything to own my work that was an actual sale option, but it wasn’t given to me.’