Inside Taylor Swift's Music Battle: A Breakdown of What She's Fighting For and Why

E! Online | 7/2/2019 | Staff
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So, what does this all mean? Swift, who wrote and co-wrote all of her songs in her entire music catalog, is fighting to obtain her album masters, her original recordings. It seems as though, when Swift signed her record deal at 15, Big Machine Records put in the contract that the label would own the masters of her first six albums. Why are the masters important? Copies are made from the original master recordings, so owning them is very valuable.

Paul Hitchman, president of music recording company AWAL, said in a Sept. 2018 article, "By owning your...
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