A little while back when news broke that Justin Bieber‘s manager, Scooter Braun had acquired Taylor Swift‘s former record label, Big Machine Records, including the rights to Taylor‘s previous albums, the singer went into a frenzy. According to a post written by her, it was her “worst case scenario”. Two weeks later, American Idol alum, Kelly Clarkson tweeted her support to the singer, advising her to re-record her songs and put a new appealing spin on it.
“Just a thought, U should go in & re-record all the songs that U don’t own the masters on exactly how U did them but put brand new art & some kind of incentive so fans will no longer buy the old versions. I’d buy all of the new versions just to prove a point.”
Clarkson has also spoken about being bullied in the music industry and so shared her support for the American singer. Appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon for his special post-Sunday Night Football episode, Clarkson addressed her advice to Taylor. She said,
“We saw each other actually after I did that. I wasn’t really trying to defend or offend anyone. It was more like, Reba [McEntire] told me she did that. That was it. That was all… She wanted to own her masters. And I was like, ‘Well if it’s that important to you, like find a way.’ And she recut all of her music and did it with the same musicians, the same everything. That’s where I got the idea.”
Talking about the reason why she backed Taylor, she went on saying;
“Taylor is [an] artist, like she’s been writing since she was a little girl. So it’s kind of like her diary, so I get why she’d wanna [own her music],”
“I don’t really care about owning my masters or not. I’m just like, ‘Whatever, I’m going to sing them until I’m dead, it’s fine.’ Somebody can make money off of it, I don’t care. But hers is [different]. Like, I own half or a little more than half my stuff. And hers is 100 percent of it. So I can see how it would matter to her.” Watch full interview below: