Taylor Swift Learned About The Scooter Braun Purchase From The News When She Woke Up
Taylor Swift woke up to the news that Scooter Braun who is a talent manager and has previously managed Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Ariana Grande, now owns her music catalog. Keep reading for the full story...
News broke that Scooter Braun made a $300 million purchase to get the rights and own Taylor Swift's music catalog. The purchase was negotiated with Big Machine Label Group which is the record company that Swift left late last year. Founder of Big Machines Label Group, Scott Borchetta, is speaking out and defending their decision as well as defending Scooter Braun.
Taylor's tumblr post
Taylor Swift posted a blog on her tumblr account regarding the news and fans and artists everywhere have had a reaction. Swift described the bullying she endured from Braun over the course of her career and that she is "sad and grossed out" by this decision. She proceeded to say that "Scooter has stripped me of my life's work, that I wasn't given an opportunity to buy. Essentially, my musical legacy is about to lie in the hands of someone who tried to dismantle it, this is my worst case scenario."
Scott Borchetta is claiming that Swift knew about the deal a week prior as her father, Scott Swift is on the board of directors for Big Machine Label Group. While a rep for Swift is denying those claims, Justin Bieber has responded to the scandal sticking up for his manager Scooter Braun on Instagram. Demi Lovato has also spoken out and takes Braun's side as well.
Justin Bieber posts on Instagram
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Hey Taylor. First of all i would like to apologize for posting that hurtful instagram post, at the time i thought it was funny but looking back it was distasteful and insensitive.. I have to be honest though it was my caption and post that I screenshoted of scooter and Kanye that said "taylor swift what up" he didnt have anything to do with it and it wasnt even a part of the conversation in all actuality he was the person who told me not to joke like that.. Scooter has had your back since the days you graciously let me open up for you.! As the years have passed we haven't crossed paths and gotten to communicate our differences, hurts or frustrations. So for you to take it to social media and get people to hate on scooter isn't fair. What were you trying to accomplish by posting that blog? seems to me like it was to get sympathy u also knew that in posting that your fans would go and bully scooter. Anyway, One thing i know is both scooter and i love you. I feel like the only way to resolve conflict is through communication. So banter back and fourth online i dont believe solves anything. I'm sure Scooter and i would love to talk to you and resolve any conflict, pain or or any feelings that need to be addressed. Neither scooter or i have anything negative to say about you we truly want the best for you. I usually don't rebuttal things like this but when you try and deface someone i loves character thats crossing a line..