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Taylor Swift Should Re-record Hits Lost To Scooter Braun, says Kelly Clarkson

image from www.hypebot.comShake it off, Kelly Clarkson is telling Taylor Swift about her feud with Scooter Bruan and Scott Borchetta, by re-recording and releasing the hits that Braun now controls after acquiring her former record label, Big Machine. Swift called the sale her "worst case scenario;" and re-recording the hits would both give her control of the new masters and devalue Braun's reposted $300 million purchase.

"This is what happens when you sign a deal at fifteen to someone for whom the term ‘loyalty’ is clearly just a contractual concept," Swift wrote in a candid Tumblr post which she signed "Sad and grossed out." 

Swift recently signed to Universal, but Big Machine and now Braun controls all of her prior multi-platinum recordings.

Re-record Clauses & 39 Million Sold

Many record contracts allow artists to record new versions of the same songs 5 years after they were first released. If Swift's contract states five years, she could re-record her first five hit albums which collectively have sold more than 39 million copies in the US. 

"U should go in & re-record all the songs that U don’t own the masters on," Clarkson tweeted encouraging Swift to ad "brand new art & some kind of incentive so fans will no longer buy the old versions."

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