Scooter Braun Shades Taylor Swift After The Masters, Label Drama
Feud between the fandom. The Braun scooter is fine with Taylor Swift re-recording her albums, but has some underlying beef with the fandom. The record producer said MSNBC on April 27, 2022, what he thought of still artist redoing his songs.
“I think Taylor has every right to re-record. She has every right to sue her masters,” Scooter said. “And I only wish her well, and I have no interest in saying anything. wrong about him… The only thing I disagree with is militarizing a fanbase.”
Scooter acquired the Taylor Masters in 2019 and sold for $300 million to a private equity firm in 2020. The Masters was acquired when Scooter bought Taylor’s former label, Big Machine records. The acquisition does not allow Taylor the creative freedom to own her own songs. Taylor has reissued her previous albums Without fear (released in 2008) and Red (released in 2012), with Fearless (Taylor version) and Red (Taylor’s version)both released in 2021.
“There’s a responsibility with a fanbase,” Scooter directed Swifties, who’s been calling out the manager for years. “The artists I work with have very large fan bases. You don’t do that. It’s very dangerous. There are people in that fanbase who have mental health issues. There are families involved and I think it’s very, very dangerous.
Taylor fans learned about Scooter’s participation in the masters thanks to Taylor’s Tumblr post on June 23, 2019. “When I left my masters in Scott’s hands, I made peace with the fact that eventually he would sell them. Never in my worst nightmares would I have imagined that the buyer would be Scooter,” Taylor wrote at the time. [Big Machine Records’] Scott Borchetta heard the words “Scooter Braun” escape my lips, it was when I was crying or trying not to cry. He knew what he was doing; they both did. Controlling a woman who didn’t want to be associated with them. For life. It means forever.
Taylor further commented on the controversy a Billboard’s Women in Music event in 2019. “It happened to me without my approval, consultation, or consent,” she said during an acceptance speech. “After I was denied the opportunity to purchase my music, my entire catalog was sold to Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings in a deal I was told was funded by the Soros family, 23 Capital and this Carlyle group,” she continued. “Yet to date none of these investors have bothered to contact me or my team directly to perform their due diligence on their investment. On their investment in me. To ask what I might think of the new owner of my art, the music I’ve written, the videos I’ve created, photos of me, my writing, my album designs.