Record Labels Are Working to Try To Prevent Other Artists From Doing ‘Taylor’s Version’ Re-recordings

According to Billboard, Record companies are trying to prevent other artist from re-recording their works by extending the timeframe from 5 or 7 years to 10 to 15 years, even going as far as 30 years in some cases.

“Obviously, this is a big headline topic — the Taylor Swift thing,” Savur says. “Labels, of course, are going to want to do whatever they can to address that and to prevent it. But there’s only so much they can do. Artist representatives are going to push back against that, and a certain standard is ingrained in our industry that is not easy to move away from.”


So record labels are pushing back and the fight for artists’ rights to own their work is far from over.