This post has sort of been a long time in the making! I originally pencilled it in my schedule a couple of months back, but then the album got delayed, so it got pushed back further. And then, to top it off, I was so busy when the album first came out that I didn’t get a chance to sit down and write the post! But now finally, here we are! Obligatory “I am writing this on mobile, sorry if there are any formatting issues” disclaimer. I’ll update this post at the end of the week to edit out any formatting issues when I have access to my laptop again.Read More »
So, I meant to post this the other week, but then I didn’t. Instead, here it is now, for your reading pleasure. I know that all of my readers are big T-Swift fans (right?) so sit back and enjoy the ride, as I take Fearless (Taylor’s Version) one song at a time, and give you all of my thoughts…Read More »
I don’t want to say that I have two Taylor Swift posts scheduled for this week, but I’d be lying if I pretended that wasn’t the case. This one, however, I’ve managed to make about books so I hope you appreciate my dedication here. This is based off a reel I made a while ago, but I wanted to talk a bit about what made me pair each book up with each song from evermore, and the process I went through trying to match up the songs and the books.Read More »
Yes, it’s another Taylor Swift post! And yes, I’m listening to Taylor Swift while I write this. If you follow Taylor, you’ll probably be aware that she’s rerecording her first 6 albums. If you don’t, you’re probably wondering why an artist would choose to rerecord their old albums. For those who don’t know, a brief history (and I swear I’ll keep it brief). A few years back, Taylor left the record label she signed to as a teenager, and signed a deal with a new label. Anything from her Lover album onwards was released with her new label. Her old albums (the first five) were released under her old label and, as part of her contract, the label owned the master versions (the recordings themselves) of the songs. Taylor wanted to buy the rights to these masters, but was denied the opportunity, and the masters were sold to a third party, who happens to have a history with Taylor we won’t go into, but suffice to say, she was not happy. Why would someone want to own masters? Well, the owner of the masters earns royalties any time the music is sold, streamed, or licensed for use in movies etc. And, naturally, Taylor Swift masters earn a lot. Not wanting money from her art to go into the hands of the new owner of the masters, Taylor has decided to rerecord her old music now the terms of her contract allow her to do so. Even better, under her contract with her new label, she owns all of her masters. Her 6th album, reputation, cannot be rerecorded until November 2022 (5 years since its release), but her first four albums are now free to be rerecorded. And now, we reach the present day, when the rerecording is well underway, and Fearless (Taylor’s Version) is due for release April 9th.Read More »
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What a year, right? This is my last post of the year and I have to say I won’t be sorry to see the back of 2020, nervous as I am for what 2021 may hold. Throughout the year I’ve been doing my quarterly Favourites posts, so you can find my Spring, Summer and Autumn posts linked! As usual, I’ve split it down into categories.Read More »