Pop singer Taylor Swift is shaking up the music industry with her re-recorded version of “Red (Taylor’s Version)”. The 11 Grammy Award-winning artist is re-recording his music in order to own the rights to his songs. Shamrock Capital Advisors, a Los Angeles-based investment firm, currently owns the rights to the original Swift albums.
The original album “Red” was first released in 2012 and features hits such as “22” and “I Knew You Were Trouble”. Recreating her music is sort of a new idea and fans are wondering if other artists will follow Swift’s lead and re-record their own music for copyright reasons.
Swift re-recorded her 2008 album “Love Story” with songs like “Forever & Always” earlier this year. The singer-songwriter plans to recreate his original six records.
Swift shares are creating new competition in the music industry. iHeartRadio, the largest radio network in the United States, announced that when “Taylor re-records a new song, we immediately replace the old versions.”
Companies are also taking advantage of the novelty of Swift’s new album. Starbucks is promoting a Large Fat Free Caramel Latte (“Taylor’s Version”) to celebrate the album’s release.
In today’s edition of “Problematic Women,” we break down the importance of Swift’s decision to re-record her music and the singer’s influence on the music industry.
Also on today’s show, we discuss the significance of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial and what the outcome could mean for the people of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Plus, we’ve got you ready for Thanksgiving with some fun holiday cooking tips. And as always, we’ll be crowning our “Problematic Woman of the Week”.
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