Morgan Wallen did his best Taylor Swift impression this past weekend when he re-recorded one of his songs, after his former label released old music without his consent.  The new version is called, “Spin You Around (1/24)”, which Morgan wrote 10 years ago, when he was first starting out.


Morgan explained the whole thing on his Twitter.  He said, “Back in 2014, I went to Florida to try my hand at making original music for the first time.  This led to a recording and management deal . . . and unfortunately, I signed both without any legal representation.”


He went on to say, “We made 13 songs.  Some were ok, most were terrible . . . And those colleagues that I parted ways with ten years ago, plan to release a ’10th Anniversary’ edition . . . It’s gross, greedy and an example of how the dark side of the music business can suck the soul out of artists.”


He said, “I want you to know this is NOT my new music and I cringe when I listen to these songs.”  And he ended with, “Trust me, when new music is ready, you’ll hear it from me directly.”


One of the cool things to come out of this, was that Morgan donated $100K to the Volunteer Lawyers and Professionals for the Arts (VLPA), to hopefully prevent this from happening to other artists in the future.



(You can check out the new version of Morgan’s song, here