Taylor Swift released a new version of her hit song “Wildest Dreams” on Friday after fans got the song’s trending on TikTok using the app’s “slow zoom” feature, allowing the singer to pick up the song. controlling the song and hinting that a reworked version of it 1989 album, from which the song originated, could be in preparation.
Swift said the song’s re-recording and subsequent release was inspired by its popularity on TikTok, saying on Twitter, “I saw you trending Wildest Dreams on tiktok, thought you should have my version.”
While the original version of the song gave production credits to songwriter Max Martin, who also helped produce Swift’s “Shake It Off” and “Blank Space”, it was missing from the credits for the re-released song. , which lists Swift, Shellback and Christopher Rowe as producers, according to Billboard.
Swift will collect all royalties for the new version of “Wildest Dreams”, nicknamed “Taylor’s version”, from third-party applications like TikTok, which she currently cannot do with the original version of the song because she does not own it.
Swift will also be able to license the re-recorded song to other platforms, in the same way she did when she re-recorded “Love Story” for a Match commercial produced by the new agency of the. actor Ryan Reynolds.
Swift is re-recording some of her albums which were released by Big Hit Machine after the original recordings were obtained by producer Scooter Braun when it acquired the record company in 2019. Swift said she had tried to repurchase them. masters of his songs. for years at the record company, but that they wouldn’t offer to re-sign and “buy back” one of her old albums for every new album she made for them. Swift said once Braun took control of her main recordings, he stopped her from using them during performances and in projects like her 2020. Miss American Netflix documentary. Braun has since sold the masters of Swift’s first six albums for $ 300 million to private equity firm Shamrock Capitol.
Taylor’s next re-recorded album will be Red, that she teased in August. Red (Taylor version) will include the 16 original tracks from the 2012 album, as well as 14 other bonus songs that were not originally selected. This album is scheduled for release on November 19. It should be a bestseller – Swift’s re-recorded debut album, Intrepid (Taylor version), which was launched in April, sold 291,000 units and gave Swift another number one album.
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