Taylor Swift Celebrates Anita Baker Getting Her Masters Back: ‘What a Beautiful Moment’
A day earlier, the R&B singer had shared with fans that the battle over her catalog was over. “All My Children Are Coming Home,” she tweeted with a photo of her first five albums: The Songstress (1983), The Rapture (1986), Giving You the Best That I Got (1988), Compositions (1990) and Rhythm of Love (1994). “Impossible Things Happen … Every. Single. Day. Gratefully.”
Shortly after the announcement, she encouraged fans to “STREAM.ON.”
This isn’t the first time Swift has shown support for Baker’s fight to regain control of her own masters. In March, the soul singer tweeted that “miraculously,” she had “out-lived *ALL, of my Artist Contracts.” However, she explained, “By Law… 30yr old, Mstrs are 2B Returned, 2 Me Unfortunately, They’re gonna make me Fight 4 It. I’m Prepared, 2 do that. Please Dont advertise/buy them.” In her message, she also referenced Swift, and urged her on in her own dispute.
Swift, whose fight for control over her first six albums has been very public, tweeted in support at the time, “I’m cheering you on in your fight to get back your work, and appreciate your support so much!! Thank you.”
Swift announced in August 2020 that to get around Scooter Braun’s acquisition of Big Machine — and thus, her catalog — she would be re-recording each of her first six albums. She has since released Fearless (Taylor’s Version) in April, and has announced that Red (Taylor’s Version) will be arriving Nov. 19.
See the messages from Swift and Baker below: