In the wake of the recent Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun drama, Kelly Clarkson is sharing who’s side she is standing on.
The singer recently took to Twitter to give Swift some advice in the ongoing controversy she is currently facing with celebrity manager Scooter Braun.
While other celebrities voiced their support for the singer and have been publically calling out the manager on social media, Kelly Clarkson has a solution to the drama, which many hope Taylor Swift uses to her advantage.
Clarkson wants Swift to get paid for her music, not Braun
It’s been a few weeks since news broke out surrounding Taylor Swift and her feud with Scooter Braun.
Earlier this month, Swift took to Tumblr to reveal that after purchasing Big Machine Label Group, Scooter Braun effectively owns every album of hers from Taylor Swift to Reputation and will not release the rights to her music.
“Never in my worst nightmares did I imagine the buyer would be Scooter,” Swift wrote. “Any time Scott Borchetta has heard the words ‘Scooter Braun’ escape my lips, it was when I was either crying or trying not to. He knew what he was doing; they both did. Controlling a woman who didn’t want to be associated with them. In perpetuity. That means forever.”
While many celebrities have voiced who’s side they are taking in this entire situation, Kelly Clarkson shared a little advise with Taylor Swift in order for her to regain control over her music.
Clarkson advised Swift to re-record all her old songs, giving fans the chance to pay Swift, rather than Braun.
“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,” Clarkson tweeted to Swift this past weekend. “I’d buy all of the new versions just to prove a point.”
Since Taylor Swift reportedly had to sign a deal that would bind her to Big Machine or its new owner for another 10 years in order to buy her masters or the label, re-recording her older songs would finally give her the ownership she’s been wanting over her music.
Kelly Clarkson knows what’s like to be bullied in the music industry
Since Taylor Swift is alleging that Scooter Braun has been “bullying” her for years, Kelly Clarkson is looking for ways to help her seeing as though she has been bullied by label executives in the past.
Back in 2017, Clarkson revealed to Variety that she had to constantly fight with RCA Records over what her sound should be from the very beginning.
The singer also recalled being belittled by music mogul Clive Davis and his associates when she played “Because of You” for them for the first time.
“I was told that was a s**tty song because it didn’t rhyme,” Clarkson said. “A group of men thought it was OK to sit around a young woman and bully her. I was told I should shut up and sing. And then, this is the best part. He [Davis] played me the song that should be on the album, which was ‘Behind These Hazel Eyes,’ which I wrote. Am I a s**tty writer?”
Not having complete control over her music was hard at first but after fulfilling her contractual obligation, Kelly Clarkson left RCA Records and signed with Atlantic, who she is currently with.
As for Taylor Swift, the singer is currently signed with Universal Music Group, which will release her upcoming album, “Lover.” She has shared how pleased she is to now be “signed to a label that believes I should own anything I create.”