The long, bitter feud that led to Taylor Swift  re-recording all her albums, explained

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Taylor Swift’s re-recorded Red is winning rave reviews, a decade after the songs were first heard. But there’s a long, bitter backstory to its release.

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In August 2019, Taylor Swift confirmed rumours that she was taking the unprecedented step of re-recording her first six albums.

It came two months after music manager Scooter Braun took ownership of her back catalogue as part of a takeover of her old record label.

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At the time, Swift said that she had been subjected to “incessant, manipulative bullying” at Braun’s hands “for years”, and called the situation her “worst nightmare”.

Braun would eventually sell her masters on to an investment fund in a deal thought to be worth $300 million. Swift claims she was shut out of the process.

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She's also claimed that she had previously entered into negotiations to buy her masters, but that Braun's team wanted to 'silence her' with an NDA.

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So, Taylor decided to say goodbye to her original masters and re-record her first six albums. So far we've gotten Fearless and Red, and more are coming.

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