Two years after leaving Big Machine Records for a new deal with Universal Music Group, Taylor Swift has struck a deal to bring her publishing into the same company as well. Swift announced the news to Twitter , expressing excitement to work with Universal overall chairman and CEO Jody Gerson, "the first woman to run a major music publishing company. Swift sang Gerson's praises in the announcement , writing, "Jody is an advocate for women's empowerment and one of the most-respected and accomplished industry leaders. Since signing with Universal two years ago, Swift has maintained new control over her work that wasn't available to her at Big Machine Records. While she still fights for the masters of her first six albums through Reputation — held by Big Machine post-acquisition by Scooter Braun — a caveat to her deal with Universal states that she will maintain the ownership of her masters from Lover onwards. So, moving her publishing to the same house could mean gaining further control over each aspect of her music, from recording to release and onward. Allison Stubblebine. Results for:.
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In recent months, while Taylor Swift was clashing in public with her former record company over control of her early albums, she was quietly plotting a move to consolidate another aspect of her musical empire: her songwriting rights. Swift, who is now 30, and sees being a songwriter as a primary part of her artistic identity, writes all her own material, alone or with collaborators. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Universal Music Publishing is a division of the Universal Music Group, the global behemoth that Swift signed a recording deal with in late , after she left Big Machine, the label where she made her first six albums. And then you revert back to what you know about the structure of a song in order to fill in the gaps. I was in Nashville. I got out of bed. I think it was really late at night, and stumbled over to the piano. In my head, I had just the last two people on a dance floor at 3 a. Was it the title?
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Taylor Alison Swift born December 13, is an American singer-songwriter. Her narrative songwriting, which often centers around her personal life, has received widespread media coverage. Born in West Reading, Pennsylvania , Swift relocated to Nashville, Tennessee in to pursue a career in country music. Her eponymous debut studio album was the longest-charting album of the s on the Billboard Its third single, " Our Song ", made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number-one song on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. Swift's breakthrough second studio album, Fearless , won four Grammy Awards , including Album of the Year , and was certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America.