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As ‘Fearless’ re-record debuts, fans are hiding the old version

Today sees the release of ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’, the first in Taylor Swift’s planned series of re-recordings of her old albums. This remake of her second album, from 2008, will be sitting side by side with...
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Taylor Swift: ‘Artists should own their work for so many reasons’

Taylor Swift has confirmed that her second studio album, ‘Fearless’, is the first that she has re-recorded. Rebranded as “Taylor’s Version”, the first track dropped today – ‘Love Story’....
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Taylor Swift drops first clip of catalogue re-recordings

We know that Taylor Swift is re-recording her back catalogue, after the original master recordings were sold to her nemesis Scooter Braun. We don’t know, yet, exactly when and how those re-recordings will come out,...
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Scooter Braun sells Taylor Swift catalogue to Shamrock Holdings

When Scooter Braun's Ithaca Holdings acquired Big Machine Label Group for around $300m in 2019, the deal included Taylor Swift's back catalogue of recordings – something that made Swift furious given her ongoing disputes...
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Taylor Swift fans celebrate as block on re-recordings ends

Remember in August 2019, when Taylor Swift talked about when the block on her re-recording her back catalogue would elapse? "My contract says that starting November 2020, so next year, I can record albums one through five...
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UMG’s Bravado inks merch deal with Alibaba’s Tmall platform

2020 has been a really interesting year for Universal Music Group's various arms in China. From local signings like Linong Chen and Sunnee to a joint label with Tencent Music, via gaming songwriting camps and the small...
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Whatever your mood, there’s a new Norah Jones album for it

Artist Norah Jones’s last studio album, ‘Pick Me Up Off The Floor’, was released in June, but there’s something interesting going on with her back catalogue too. She’s recently released a series of mini-albums,...
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Taylor Swift Folklore made $1.2m in three days… from one Chinese DSP

Taylor Swift's new album 'Folklore' may have been a surprise release, but its popularity is entirely unsurprising. According to Republic Records, the album sold more than 1.3m copies in its first 24 hours, and was streamed...
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Taylor Swift drops surprise album… with eight deluxe editions

"Surprise," wrote Taylor Swift in a social post yesterday. "Tonight at midnight I’ll be releasing my entire brand new album of songs I’ve poured all of my whims, dreams, fears, and musings into." The album – 'Folklore'...
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Taylor Swift fans investigate Jack Leopards and The Dolphin Club

Have you heard of Jack Leopards & The Dolphin Club? The band’s profile is verified on Spotify, but they’ve only got one track available: a cover of Taylor Swift’s ‘Look What You Made Me Do’,...
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Taylor Swift criticises ‘not approved by me’ live album

The Covid-19 pandemic may have up-ended the music industry in many ways, but there are some familiar sights to cling to. Taylor Swift at loggerheads with Scooter Braun and Big Machine, for example, beefing like it’s...
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Taylor Swift cancels all her live performances in 2020

There are some tough conversations going on behind the scenes at the moment about when the live music scene might get back to any semblance of normality. If you’re still hoping for this autumn, Taylor Swift’s...