Taylor Swift fans know she has been involved in a feud with Scooter Braun in the past few months, however, sources say Scooter never had to tell her about the deal.
Earlier this year, Taylor accepted Billboard’s Woman Of The Decade award, and she stood up on stage and criticized the manager for what she thought was a personal attack on her legacy, not only personally, but against women in general.
In her 15-minute speech, Taylor spoke of the alleged sexism she has experienced in the industry over the past decade.
In addition, Taylor has complained about allegedly unfair business practices, including the way in which Scooter bought his master recordings without his knowledge, even though such a sale was never necessary for her to know, say industry insiders.
In addition, Taylor said on stage that many people support Scooter, and for her, it is the epitome of the type of “toxic male privilege” that is ubiquitous in the music scene. Swift went on to say that it raised legitimate concerns about the right of artists to own their master recordings.
As previously reported, the feud between Braun and Taylor started in the summer of this year, when Scooter bought Big Machine Records with its company, Ithaca Holdings. In June, many outlets revealed that he had bought the Big Machine Label Group.
According to Braun, he made several attempts to talk to Taylor about the master record dilemma, but she ignored them all. The singer, on the other hand, argued that he had never tried to speak to him once in private.
Swift at the Billboard event complained that no one ever asked her what she thought about Scooter buying her work. So far, the reaction to the quarrel on social media has been mixed, with some claiming that Scooter has never been forced to inform him of anything, while others claim that what he has fact was “dirty”.
A source who spoke with Page Six in the summer of 2019 said that Taylor’s father was actually a shareholder in the company she previously signed up for, Big Machine Records.