Taylor Swift says her master tapes sold off for second time


LOS ANGELES: Taylor Swift said on Monday that her master recordings had been sold off to a private equity company, denying her the chance to buy back the tapes herself and resume control over the rights to her first six albums. “This was the second time my music had been sold without my knowledge,” the 30-year-old singer wrote in a Twitter posting. Swift also said she had begun re-recording her early songs and that it had “proven to be exciting and fulfilling.” Swift’s comments followed a long-running feud with her former record company, Big Machine Group, and with music executive Scooter Braun over the rights to some of her biggest hits, including “Shake It Off” and “You Belong to Me.” Braun bought the Big Machine record label in 2019 after Swift left the label in 2018 for a new deal with Universal Music Group.