Taylor Swift’s re-recordings of successful songs from her album Fearless will qualify for the Grammy Awards for Performance – but not for any songwriting awards.
The 31-year-old star recently announced that she is ready to release an altered version of her 2008 record, called Fearless (Taylor version), which comes with six brand new songs.
By completely re-recording LP, the singer is taking back control of her music after Exec Scooter Braun sold it in November 2020.
Good tidings: Taylor Swift’s re-recordings of tracks from her album Fearless will be eligible for Grammy Awards for Performance – but not for any songwriting awards (pictured at the 2010 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles)
And now the Recording Academy has stated that re-recorded tracks, including Love Story, will only be allowed to nominate for performance and not for songwriting.
A Grammys spokesperson told Billboard: “ Current eligibility guidelines will allow new shows and albums to qualify if they’ve been registered within the past five years.
“However, none of the old songs will qualify for the Songwriting Awards.”
This rule doesn’t apply to the six new tracks that Taylor intends to release alongside her classics, which can be nominated for songwriting awards as well.
New release: The 31-year-old recently announced her readiness to release an altered version of her 2008 record, called Fearless (Taylor Edition)
Re-recordings have won the Grammys before, with Elton John returning home for Best Pop Vocal Performance in 1997 after remaking Candle in the Wind.
Taylor’s remake of 2008 single Love Story really got off to a solid start after earning 10,000 downloads on its first day.
The new recording for Love Story was released after midnight on Friday, February 12th, but it quickly surpassed current sales of the original song and even surpassed many other contemporary songs, according to painting.
Only three songs from the week ending February 4 managed to surpass Love Story (Taylor’s version) sales 10,000 downloads of February 12: Tom MacDonald’s Fake Woke with 14,000 downloads, BTS ‘Dynamite with 13,000 downloads and Olivia Rodrigo’s Driver’s License, too. With 13,000 sales downloads.
Going well: Taylor’s re-recorded version of the 2008 song Love Story really got off to a solid start after gaining 10,000 downloads on its first day
This is particularly impressive, as it was only on February 11 that Taylor announced that she was re-recording the album and announced the release of the song the following day.
Compared to the remastered version, the original Love Story only sold 200 downloads on February 12th.
The song has sold a total of 6.13 million downloads since its release 12 years ago, but it only sold a “penny sum” in the days leading up to the release of the new release.
The two versions were described as being somewhat alike, and Taylor used the same musicians on her new track as she originally did, according to pitchfork.
Control: Tweaking the title a bit to include “Taylor’s version” was her way of letting her fans know that she was back in full control.
Sexy: The new album will contain re-recorded copies of all Taylor’s Fearless tracks as well as six new melodies
This ensures that the same people who help create the original recording for their performance will continue to be paid while people download and stream the new song.
Last week, playmaker Shake It Off announced the much-anticipated re-release, saying on social media: “ I am delighted to tell you that the new release of Fearless (Taylor’s Edition) is over, and it will be with you soon.
It has 26 songs including 6 never-released songs from Vault. Love Story (Taylor version) is coming out tonight.
The album is available for pre-order, and a hidden message in an accompanying note indicates that it may be released in April.
She added in a lengthy statement: “Artists must own their own work for many reasons, but most obviously, only the artist * really knows * this work group.
In the race: Taylor’s new tracks could be nominated for songwriting awards at the Grammy Awards as well as Performance Awards (filmed at the Grammys in 2015 in Los Angeles)
For example, I only know the songs I wrote that almost made a Fearless album.
The songs I absolutely liked, but put off for various reasons (I don’t want a lot of separate songs, I don’t want a lot of fast paced songs, and it just couldn’t fit too many songs on an actual CD).
These reasons seem unnecessary now. I’ve decided that I want you to have the whole story, to see the whole vivid image and let you into the entire dream scene and it’s my brave album.
That’s why I chose to include 6 previously unreleased songs in my copy of this album. Written when I was between the ages of 16 and 18, these are the ones who killed me to leave.
Now in complete control of her first six albums (after Scooter Braun sold the masters in November after receiving her previous label Big Loud in June), she was able to re-record her full catalog under her new name, Republic Records.
Remake: The singer penned an emotional essay about the process of “gratification” to re-record their tracks when she announced the release (Fearless Pictured’s original album cover)
In June 2019, the award-winning artist acquired Exec Scooter Record, 39, released her studio albums and acquired her masters in a $ 300 million deal without her knowledge.
Taylor re-recorded her music which was released from 2006 through 2017, after Big Machine Label Group’s entire catalog was sold to Scooter.
The albums included in Taylor’s documents that appear to have been hijacked are Taylor Swift (2006), Fearless (2008), Speak Now (2010), Red (2012), 1989 (2014), and Reputation (2017).
Reputation was her last album under her 12-year contract with Big Machine Records, before she signed a new multi-album contract with Big Machine Universal Music Group distributor in November 2018.
Although the catalog was resold to Shamrock Holdings, the media personality was able to take control of her recordings by re-releasing the songs, according to her contract, according to her contract. This.
Her side: The musician made a surprise announcement to her fans during his Good Morning America concert on Thursday, confirming that the album will feature 26 songs in total.
Taylor accused Justin Bieber’s manager of “manipulative bullying,” and since both sides, through friends, have said publicly.
Her attorney previously explained: ‘Scott Porchetta [former owner of Big Machine Records] Taylor Swift never gave a chance to buy her masters, or the label, directly with a check the way he now seems to do for others.
Scooter Ithaca Holdings LLC bought the Nashville-based Big Machine, which Scott Burchetta founded in 2005, in June 2019 for just over $ 300 million.
The deal could rise to $ 450 million, according to the entertainment post. It included all of her first six albums songs, along with all of her music videos recorded during that time frame, and her album art.
A strong start: Taylor Swift’s re-recording of Love Story garnered 10,000 downloads on its first day of release, according to Billboard. Seen in 2019 in Los Angeles