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When Taylor Swift’s fans catapulted the hashtag # Taylor’sVersion onto the # 1 Twitter trend spot after the release of her new version of “Love Story” last week, her bestie Selena Gomez was one of the Swifties cheering the singer on on Instagram.

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Taylor announced on Thursday, February 11th that a re-recorded version of “Love Story” from their 2008 album “Fearless” was the first track to be made available to fans before April 9th ​​when it was released to be “Fearless: Taylor’s Version”, a 26-song version of the original. The release kicks off Taylor’s campaign to re-record her first six albums after her archenemy Scooter Braun bought and later sold the rights to them through her old label Big Machine Records.

“SO proud of you as always Tay …” shared Selena on her Instagram story and urged her followers to “listen to THIS album”.

The new versions of Taylor music, which she will have her own masters for through Republic Records, will all be subtitled “Taylor’s Version,” presumably to underscore the fact that she has reclaimed the music and is helping fans with it to distinguish between the two.

“Fearless” first appeared when Taylor and Selena became good friends in 2008 when they were both members of the Jonas Brothers, according to the Daily Mail.

“I’ve always been interested in ‘Fearless’ because I think it was a real growing up as an album,” Taylor recently told Republic Records / MCA Nashville. “And I look back on this album and I feel so proud of it, and it was an album of hope, lessons learned, and youthful exuberance and all that.”

Taylor previously said she fought for access to the Masters for her job before Scooter joined Big Machine Records in June 2019, allegedly for $ 300 million. According to Variety, Taylor’s six albums were worth $ 140 million at the time.

Calling Braun a “bully” and an example of a “toxic privilege for white men”, Taylor said of the sale, “This only happened to me without my consent, advice or consent. After I was denied the opportunity to buy my music directly The entire catalog was sold to Ithaca Holdings by Scooter Braun. The deal was funded by the Soros family, 23 Capital, and the Carlyle Group. To date, none of those investors have bothered to contact me or my team directly – theirs To do due diligence on your investment. For your investment in me. To ask how I feel about the new owner of my art, the music I’ve written, the videos I’ve made, photos of myself, my handwriting, feel my album designs.

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“The fact is, private equity made it possible for this man to believe he could buy me, according to his own social media post.” But I am obviously not going willingly. “

Her contract allowed her to re-record the music from the albums she started last year, which she set out to do.

Scooter sold the masters rights to Taylor’s first six albums last fall in a deal that Variety reported was “viewed as a great asset to the pop executive” who “benefited significantly from his investment in Taylor’s work.”

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