Taylor Swift Opens Up About ‘Ownership Over What You Make’ in British Vogue Amid Scooter Braun Feud
Not holding back. Taylor Swift opened up about her life in the spotlight and the importance of owning your own content amid her battle with Scooter Braun in the January issue of British VogueOpens in a new Window..
The “Shake It Off” singer, 29, sat down with Andrew Lloyd Webber for the cover story where the two discussed creating the song “Beautiful Ghosts” for the cinematic adaption of Cats, which Lloyd originally composed in 1981.
“I think [writing] is really important – also from the side of ownership over what you do and make,” Swift told Webber, 71, in an excerpt published on Sunday, December 1. “Even if you aren’t a natural writer, you should try to involve yourself in the messages you’re sending.”
She went on to share that she recorded her newest album, Lover, with the same intensity and passion that she brings to her live performances.
“I was really singing a lot at that point – I’d just come from a stadium tour, and then did Cats, which was all based on live performances – so a lot of that album is nearly whole takes,” the “You Need to Calm Down” singer revealed. “When you perform live, you’re narrating and you’re getting into the story and you’re making faces that are ugly and you’re putting a different meaning on a song every time you perform it.”
Swift’s emphasis on ownership comes after months of back-and-forth with Braun, 38, and Big Machine Records CEO Scott Borchetta over the use of her old songs and the ownership of her masters.
In November, the “Look What You Made Me Do” singer accused Braun and Borchetta, 57, of prohibiting her from singing her songs at the 2019 American Music Awards and in an upcoming Netflix documentary……..read more
Source: US Weekly