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

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Taylor Swift Celebrates Anita Baker After She Gains Control of Her Own Masters: 'What a Beautiful Moment' Taylor Swift is in Anita Baker's corner. On Friday, Baker, 63, revealed that she finally gained control of her master recordings following a period of time when she did not have ownership of them. PEOPLE.comTaylor Swift Celebrates Anita Baker After She Gains Control of Her Own Masters: 'What a Beautiful Moment'

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The Big Bang Theory actress made their separation official at a Los Angeles courthouse after three years of marriage.

Newly single Kaley, 35, got close to Pete on set of their upcoming film Meet Cute in New York City.

The twice married star looked stylish in a yellow checkered summer dress and white trainers as she cozied up to Pete.

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"We have both shared so much of our journey publicly so while we would prefer to keep this aspect of our personal life private, we wanted to be forthcoming in our truth together.

"There is no anger or animosity, quite the contrary."  

They continued: "We have made this decision together through an immense amount of respect and consideration for one another and request that you do the same in understanding that we will not be sharing any additional details or commenting further."

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Taylor Swift Celebrates Anita Baker Getting Her Masters Back: 'What a Beautiful Moment'

Billboard 05 September, 2021 - 11:30pm

Taylor Swift is caught up in the rapture! The singer-songwriter shared her joy after Anita Baker announced that the fight for her masters had been resolved.

"What a beautiful moment, CONGRATULATIONS ANITA!!" the "Willow" singer tweeted Saturday (Sept. 4), along with two happy-crying and clapping emojis.

Baker responded, "Thank You, for Your *Fire & Support!! It Inspires us all, to move Mountains."

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:

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What a beautiful moment, CONGRATULATIONS ANITA!! https://t.co/oUTjh8lGND

— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) September 5, 2021

Thank You, for Your *Fire & Support!! It Inspires us all, to move Mountains https://t.co/tMfu1XR30r

— Anita Baker (@IAMANITABAKER) September 5, 2021

Taylor Swift is caught up in the rapture! The singer-songwriter shared her joy after Anita Baker announced that the fight for her masters had been resolved.

\\\"What a beautiful moment, CONGRATULATIONS ANITA!!\\\" the \\\"Willow\\\" singer tweeted Saturday (Sept. 4), along with two happy-crying and clapping emojis.

Baker responded, \\\"Thank You, for Your *Fire & Support!! It Inspires us all, to move Mountains.\\\"

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:

What a beautiful moment, CONGRATULATIONS ANITA!! https://t.co/oUTjh8lGND

— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) September 5, 2021

— Anita Baker (@IAMANITABAKER) September 5, 2021

Taylor Swift showers praise on Anita Baker after she gains control of her own masters

Geo News 05 September, 2021 - 04:01pm

Taylor Swift is giving Anita Baker her flowers, because the woman was able to do what TayTay's fighting so hard for ownership of her master recordings.

The music sensation congratulated Anita on regaining control of her OG catalog after years of trying to get her hands on them from her record label, and having to fight more when they apparently put up a fight.

Anita took to Twitter on Thursday to share the good news, writing:"All My Children Are Coming Home."

Swift responded in her own way, writing: "What a beautiful moment, CONGRATULATIONS ANITA!!" 

Anita's fans are pretty loyal, asking if they had the all clear to start streaming her music. She has given the green light to "stream on" ... and it seems folks are doing just that.

As for Taylor, she's gone a different route for her masters. So, far "Fearless" is the only re-recording that's out -- the new "Red" is expected to hit shelves sometime in the fall. And, it sounds like Anita's behind her all the way.

Taylor Swift Celebrates Anita Baker After She Gains Control of Her Own Masters: 'What a Beautiful Moment'

Yahoo Entertainment 05 September, 2021 - 02:49pm

Taylor Swift is in Anita Baker's corner.

On Friday, Baker, 63, revealed that she finally gained control of her master recordings following a period of time when she did not have ownership of them.

"All My Children Are Coming Home," Baker wrote beside a photograph of some of her various albums released over the years. "Impossible Things Happen ... Every. Single. Day. Gratefully." 

The following day, Swift, 31, quote-tweeted the "Sweet Love" singer's post, writing, "What a beautiful moment, CONGRATULATIONS ANITA!!" 

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In response, Baker replied to Swift: "Thank You, for Your *Fire & Support!! It Inspires us all, to move Mountains."

— Anita Baker (@IAMANITABAKER) September 3, 2021

Earlier this year, Baker documented how she was attempting to take back control of her music, as she asked fans to not stream or purchase her songs until she could do so.

"Miraculously... i have out-lived *ALL, of my Artists Contracts They no longer 'Own,' My Name & Likeness. And, by Law...30 yr 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," she wrote in a March tweet.

Weeks later, Baker then discussed her predicament once more in a tweet, where she referenced Swift and her own battle to gain control of her masters. "Her creations bought & sold Again & Again, wouldnt even let her do *A Buy Out*...Taylor Swift *re-recording, her Catalog/Taylor's Version. The GoodFight Go... Gurrrrl," she tweeted at the time.

In response, the "Shake It Off" singer wrote back to the music legend, "I'm cheering you on in your fight to get back your work, and appreciate your support so much!! Thank you."

Swift previously sought to take control of her own masters in years past after Scooter Braun bought the artist's former record label Big Machine — a move that saw him take control of the masters to her first six albums (He later sold the masters for $300 million to Shamrock Holdings).

After Swift was unable to purchase back the masters, she decided to re-record her first six LPs. She has since released an updated take on 2008's Fearless — titled Fearless (Taylor's Version) — and has plans to drop Red (Taylor's Version) later this year in November.  

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Speaking with PEOPLE (the TV Show!) earlier this year, Swift opened up about the recreation process and how she ensured that Taylor's Version of Fearless kept the same essence of its Grammy-winning original.  

"In terms of production, I really wanted to stay very loyal to the initial melodies that I had thought of for these songs," she said. "And so we really did go in and try to create a 'the same but better' version. We kept all the same parts that I initially dreamed up for these songs. But if there was any way that we could improve upon the sonic quality, we did."

"We just kind of took all the knowledge that we've acquired over decades of playing this music and applied that to it," Swift added. "But yeah, I did go in line by line and listen to every single vocal and think, you know, what are my inflections here. If I can improve upon it, I did. But I really did want this to be very true to what I initially thought of and what I had initially written. But better. Obviously."

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Why Sunday at the Tour Championship is about way more than just a lot of money

HotNewHipHop 04 September, 2021 - 07:28pm

No teams in your favorites yet.

After all of that, it has more or less come down to two players at East Lake and the final 18 holes at the Tour Championship -- Patrick Cantlay and Jon Rahm. Justin Thomas still has a chance to say something about that, despite a final-hole bogey to close the third round that really stings. But it will take a really low round for him to impact the top of the final FedEx Cup standings.

Here is a look at all the big things that are in play on the final day of the Tour Championship:

That is essentially what Cantlay and Rahm will be playing for on Sunday. The winner of the FedEx Cup receives $15 million. The runner-up gets $5 million. It is quite the difference and offers plenty of reason to feel pressure. Cantlay's third-round 67 increased his advantage over Rahm to 2 shots, with Thomas sitting 5 back.

There's a reason getting to the Tour Championship is a big deal. Not only does it all but guarantee a spot in next year's Masters, U.S. Open and Open, it means a good bit of money. A total of $46 million of the total $60 million in FedEx bonus money is at stake here. Last place gets $395,000.

After $15 million to the winner and $5 million to second, the payouts are $4 million, $3 million and $2.5 million through the top five. The 10th-place finisher gets $830,000.

Sunday's final round could also impact the PGA Tour's player of the year voting. Cantlay is the only player to win three tournaments this season, but Rahm had a major title at the U.S. Open, a six-shot lead at the Memorial prior to being forced out because of a positive COVID-19 test and contended at The Open and the Northern Trust.

Also to be considered is if Rahm shoots a lower 72-hole score than Cantlay. The rules at the Tour Championship are skewed because of that staggered start. But everybody will know who shot the lowest score.

This is one of down sides of the three-year-old Tour Championship format that sees every player assigned a score in relation to par based on their FedEx Cup points. Cantlay, as the FedEx leader, started the week at 10 under. Rahm was four back in fourth place. If the leader, already with a two-shot advantage, manages to shoot under par each day, he can turn the tournament into a snooze. Had this been regular 72-hole stroke play, Rahm would be leading by 2.

His top six are set: Collin Morikawa, Bryson DeChambeau, Thomas, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Cantlay.

The next four picks also seem to be set with Xander Schauffele, Tony Finau, Jordan Spieth and Harris English.

That leaves two picks. Some of the possibilities: Daniel Berger, Patrick Reed, Sam Burns, Scottie Scheffler, Jason Kokrak, Webb Simpson and Kevin Na. Or someone else?

Reed is an interesting case. Two weeks ago, he was in the hospital with double pneumonia. He feared for his life. He showed up to the Tour Championship only because of the Ryder Cup.

"I know I'll be fine by Ryder Cup,'' he said. "It's just a matter of getting my strength and speed back.''

Does Stricker take that chance? Reed has been one of the better U.S. Ryder Cup players in his three appearances -- although he had a poor showing in France. Under normal circumstances he might be a lock for a pick. But does his health give Stricker pause? Reed has gotten better each day at the Tour Championship, including a 66 on Sunday.

In the season finale of America's Caddie, Michael Collins gets you set for the last stop of the FedEx Cup playoffs and the Tour Championship. Stream now on ESPN+

The four-time major champion withdrew Saturday because of a left wrist injury after he struck a tree root on the 10th hole at East Lake. Koepka took a full lash at the shot. His wrist was swollen afterward. He played two more holes before withdrawing and said afterward it was a precaution because it was the same wrist that gave him considerable issues in 2017-18. Stricker might want to consider his contingency plans for Koepka if things are not right in a few weeks.

The Open champion has cost himself a considerable amount of money in the FedEx Cup playoffs. He entered No. 1 in the FedEx Cup and goes into the final round tied for 22nd in the 30-player field. The difference between the top spot and where he is now is roughly $14.5 million.

Morikawa said he tweaked his back at the Olympics, where he narrowly missed a bronze medal. He later said he should have skipped the following week's WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. After missing the cut at the Northern Trust, he dropped to sixth in the standings. He was 11th coming into this week.

Morikawa said he had gotten into some bad habits and was simply trying to work them out. He did shoot 68 on Saturday.

"I'm going to try and keep it simple,'' he said. "I could be thinking about a lot of things, but at the end of the day, everyone's just going to look at our score and what we shoot this week and I just want to get the ball in the hole. It's as simple as that, really.''

Why Sunday at the Tour Championship is about way more than just a lot of money

Just Jared 04 September, 2021 - 07:28pm

No teams in your favorites yet.

After all of that, it has more or less come down to two players at East Lake and the final 18 holes at the Tour Championship -- Patrick Cantlay and Jon Rahm. Justin Thomas still has a chance to say something about that, despite a final-hole bogey to close the third round that really stings. But it will take a really low round for him to impact the top of the final FedEx Cup standings.

Here is a look at all the big things that are in play on the final day of the Tour Championship:

That is essentially what Cantlay and Rahm will be playing for on Sunday. The winner of the FedEx Cup receives $15 million. The runner-up gets $5 million. It is quite the difference and offers plenty of reason to feel pressure. Cantlay's third-round 67 increased his advantage over Rahm to 2 shots, with Thomas sitting 5 back.

There's a reason getting to the Tour Championship is a big deal. Not only does it all but guarantee a spot in next year's Masters, U.S. Open and Open, it means a good bit of money. A total of $46 million of the total $60 million in FedEx bonus money is at stake here. Last place gets $395,000.

After $15 million to the winner and $5 million to second, the payouts are $4 million, $3 million and $2.5 million through the top five. The 10th-place finisher gets $830,000.

Sunday's final round could also impact the PGA Tour's player of the year voting. Cantlay is the only player to win three tournaments this season, but Rahm had a major title at the U.S. Open, a six-shot lead at the Memorial prior to being forced out because of a positive COVID-19 test and contended at The Open and the Northern Trust.

Also to be considered is if Rahm shoots a lower 72-hole score than Cantlay. The rules at the Tour Championship are skewed because of that staggered start. But everybody will know who shot the lowest score.

This is one of down sides of the three-year-old Tour Championship format that sees every player assigned a score in relation to par based on their FedEx Cup points. Cantlay, as the FedEx leader, started the week at 10 under. Rahm was four back in fourth place. If the leader, already with a two-shot advantage, manages to shoot under par each day, he can turn the tournament into a snooze. Had this been regular 72-hole stroke play, Rahm would be leading by 2.

His top six are set: Collin Morikawa, Bryson DeChambeau, Thomas, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Cantlay.

The next four picks also seem to be set with Xander Schauffele, Tony Finau, Jordan Spieth and Harris English.

That leaves two picks. Some of the possibilities: Daniel Berger, Patrick Reed, Sam Burns, Scottie Scheffler, Jason Kokrak, Webb Simpson and Kevin Na. Or someone else?

Reed is an interesting case. Two weeks ago, he was in the hospital with double pneumonia. He feared for his life. He showed up to the Tour Championship only because of the Ryder Cup.

"I know I'll be fine by Ryder Cup,'' he said. "It's just a matter of getting my strength and speed back.''

Does Stricker take that chance? Reed has been one of the better U.S. Ryder Cup players in his three appearances -- although he had a poor showing in France. Under normal circumstances he might be a lock for a pick. But does his health give Stricker pause? Reed has gotten better each day at the Tour Championship, including a 66 on Sunday.

In the season finale of America's Caddie, Michael Collins gets you set for the last stop of the FedEx Cup playoffs and the Tour Championship. Stream now on ESPN+

The four-time major champion withdrew Saturday because of a left wrist injury after he struck a tree root on the 10th hole at East Lake. Koepka took a full lash at the shot. His wrist was swollen afterward. He played two more holes before withdrawing and said afterward it was a precaution because it was the same wrist that gave him considerable issues in 2017-18. Stricker might want to consider his contingency plans for Koepka if things are not right in a few weeks.

The Open champion has cost himself a considerable amount of money in the FedEx Cup playoffs. He entered No. 1 in the FedEx Cup and goes into the final round tied for 22nd in the 30-player field. The difference between the top spot and where he is now is roughly $14.5 million.

Morikawa said he tweaked his back at the Olympics, where he narrowly missed a bronze medal. He later said he should have skipped the following week's WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. After missing the cut at the Northern Trust, he dropped to sixth in the standings. He was 11th coming into this week.

Morikawa said he had gotten into some bad habits and was simply trying to work them out. He did shoot 68 on Saturday.

"I'm going to try and keep it simple,'' he said. "I could be thinking about a lot of things, but at the end of the day, everyone's just going to look at our score and what we shoot this week and I just want to get the ball in the hole. It's as simple as that, really.''

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