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Taylor Swift celebrates Anita Baker winning the fight to own her masters: 'What a beautiful moment'

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Taylor Swift celebrated Anita Baker successfully regaining control of her master recordings after her previous label, Elektra, refused to return them. 

The 31-year-old pop star couldn’t help but contain her excitement for the  Sweet Love singer, 63, after discovering the news via Twitter on Saturday.   

‘All My Children Are Coming Home,’ Baker gushed along with a photo of her albums, The Rapture, The Songstress, Compositions and Giving You The Best That I Got and Rhythm of Love in front of a roaring fireplace. 

Supportive: Taylor Swift celebrated Anita Baker successfully regaining control of her master recordings after her previous label, Elektra, refused to return them; pictured in 2019

Supportive: Taylor Swift celebrated Anita Baker successfully regaining control of her master recordings after her previous label, Elektra, refused to return them; pictured in 2019

In response, Swift, who has fiercely advocated for artists to own their work, wrote back: ‘What a beautiful moment, CONGRATULATIONS ANITA.’ 

Following Baker’s tweet about how ‘impossible things’ happen ‘every single day’, she penned a heartfelt reply to the Cardigan singer.  

‘Thank You, for Your *Fire & Support!! It Inspires us all, to move Mountains [praise Hand emoji],’ the eight-time Grammy winner tweeted. 

Big win! The 31-year-old pop star couldn't help but contain her excitement for the Sweet Love singer, 63, after discovering the news via Twitter on Saturday (seen in 2019)

Big win! The 31-year-old pop star couldn’t help but contain her excitement for the Sweet Love singer, 63, after discovering the news via Twitter on Saturday (seen in 2019)

'All My Children Are Coming Home,' Baker gushed along with a photo of her albums, The Rapture, The Songstress, Compositions and Giving You The Best That I Got and Rhythm of Love in front of a roaring fireplace

‘All My Children Are Coming Home,’ Baker gushed along with a photo of her albums, The Rapture, The Songstress, Compositions and Giving You The Best That I Got and Rhythm of Love in front of a roaring fireplace

This is not the first time Swift showed her support for Baker, who urged fans in March not to ‘advertise/buy’ or stream her music until she resolved the battle over her expansive music catalog. 

‘I’m cheering you on in your fight to get back your work, and appreciate your support so much!! Thank you,’ the singer-songwriter tweeted, at the time. 

Swift has also endured a very public battle to own her music, which has led her to re-record her first six albums, including Taylor Swift (2006), Fearless (2008), Speak Now (2010), Red (2012), 1989 (2014) and 2017’s Reputation. 

Woo hoo: Swift, who has fiercely advocated for artists to own their own work, wrote back: 'What a beautiful moment, CONGRATULATIONS ANITA'

Woo hoo: Swift, who has fiercely advocated for artists to own their own work, wrote back: ‘What a beautiful moment, CONGRATULATIONS ANITA’

Moved: Following Baker's tweet about how 'impossible things' happening 'every single day', she penned a heartfelt reply to the Cardigan singer

Moved: Following Baker’s tweet about how ‘impossible things’ happening ‘every single day’, she penned a heartfelt reply to the Cardigan singer

Power move: Swift endured her own very public battle to own her music, which has led her to re-record her first six albums, which includes Taylor Swift (2006), Fearless (2008), Speak Now (2010), Red (2012), 1989 (2014) and 2017's Reputation; seen in 2019

Power move: Swift endured her own very public battle to own her music, which has led her to re-record her first six albums, which includes Taylor Swift (2006), Fearless (2008), Speak Now (2010), Red (2012), 1989 (2014) and 2017’s Reputation; seen in 2019

The issue initially arose when Big Machine Records, which originally held the rights to the songwriter’s masters, was purchased by Scooter Braun.

Following the acquisition, the Blank Space hitmaker took to her Tumblr account and wrote a lengthy post denouncing the sale and expressed that she was not allowed to purchase her own masters unless she agreed to sign an updated contract.

She went on to allege that Braun and Big Machine’s CEO Scott Borchetta barred her from performing her older songs at the 47th Annual American Music Awards and from using them in her 2020 documentary, Miss Americana.

Many other musical artists, including Iggy Azalea and Halsey, publicly voiced their support for Swift, while several of the manager’s clients, such as Justin Bieber, took his side on the matter. 

Starting a fight: Swift was recently involved in a controversy concerning the purchase and sale of her master tapes by record mogul Scooter Braun; he is pictured in 2019

Starting a fight: Swift was recently involved in a controversy concerning the purchase and sale of her master tapes by record mogul Scooter Braun; he is pictured in 2019

Conflicts of interest: The hitmaker later claimed that Braun and Big Machine Records' CEO Scott Borchetta barred her from performing her old songs at an awards ceremony and using them in her documentary, Miss Americana; the two are pictured in 2019

Conflicts of interest: The hitmaker later claimed that Braun and Big Machine Records’ CEO Scott Borchetta barred her from performing her old songs at an awards ceremony and using them in her documentary, Miss Americana; the two are pictured in 2019

Braun eventually sold the masters, as well as other properties related to the You Belong With Me singer’s output, to Shamrock Holdings in October of last year in a deal that was reportedly worth over $300 million.

The songstress later claimed that the mogul offered her a chance to bid on the masters, which she refused. 

Swift went on to announce that she would be re-recording six of her old albums, with an updated version of Fearless, entitled Fearless (Taylor’s Version), being released in April. 

The new version of her record was met with widespread critical acclaim and was praised by many for its sonic improvements over the original studio album.

In June, Swift confirmed next re-release, coming November 19, would be her hit album Red.  

And another one! In June, Swift confirmed next re-release, coming November 19, would be her hit album Red

And another one! In June, Swift confirmed next re-release, coming November 19, would be her hit album Red

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