Taylor Swift Talks About Ownership in British Vogue


In the January issue of British Vogue, Taylor Swift shared about her career and the importance of owning your own content in the middle of her feud with Scooter Braun.

The 29-year-old singer sat down with Andrew Lloyd Webber for the cover story and discussed making the song “Beautiful Ghosts” which Lloyd originally composed in 1981 for the cinematic adaption of Cats.

In an excerpt published on Sunday, December 1, Swift told Webber that writing is important alongside the ownership of what you do and make. Swift also shared that she recorded her Lover album with the same passion that she brought to her live performances.

The singer’s prominence on ownership comes after her feud with 57-year-old Big Machine Records CEO Scott Borchetta over the use of her previous songs and the rights of her masters. In November, the “Shake It Off” singer charged Braun and Borchetta for stopping her from singing her songs on a Netflix documentary and even on the 2019 American Music Awards.

In November 14, Swift wrote on Instagram how she planned on performing a medley of her hits on the 2019 AMAs. She said Braun and Borchetta told her that she’s not allowed to perform her old songs because it would be re-recording her music before she’s allowed to. The singer added that she only wanted to perform her own music during the ceremony where she was awarded Artist of the Decade.


On November 21, Braun expressed that he refused to add to the narrative even everyone thinks he’s the bad guy. Big Machine Records had an agreement with Dick Clark Productions allowing Swift to perform some of her old hits, including “Love Story” and “Shake it Off” on November 21 at the AMAs.

Swift shared that she walked away from her former label because she knew that signing the contract means Borchetta would be selling the label and her future as well. She opened up how she needed to make an agonizing choice to leave her past behind where she wrote her music on her bedroom floor.

On Sunday, Taylor Swift took to Instagram to announce that she will be the cover girl of the upcoming January issue of British Vogue which hits newsstands on the 6th of December.