Why Taylor Swift Fans Thought She Bought Her Masters Back From Scooter Braun

by Jeremy Spirogis
Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2019 American Music Awards on November 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has clarified that she didn’t purchase again her grasp recordings from Scooter Braun. But earlier than she did that, many believed she did, as a consequence of a remark she made in a 2020 interview. Here’s the message that tipped off an eagle-eyed Swiftie.

What occurred with Scooter Braun and Taylor Swift?

Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2019 American Music Awards on November 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
Taylor Swift performs onstage throughout the 2019 American Music Awards on November 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. | JC Olivera/Getty Images

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The story of Braun and Swift’s feud is a protracted one. But for many, it started on June 30, 2019, when Swift posted on Tumblr that Braun had bought her former report label, Big Machine Records, and now owned the grasp recordings of her first six albums. Swift acknowledged that she had tried to purchase them.

The struggle escalated months later when Swift advised her followers that she is perhaps unable to carry out any of those songs or use them within the documentary about her life, Miss Americana. Braun disagreed with this, and Swift was capable of sing a medley of latest and outdated hits at the American Music Awards.

Braun offered Swift’s masters in November 2020

A 12 months after her AMAs efficiency, Swift can re-record her first 5 albums. The identical month, Variety reported that Braun had offered Swift’s masters to an funding fund. While some favored the optimistic principle, others have been frightened that the supervisor merely offered them for revenue.

“I will never not feel like this is just f*cking robbery,” tweeted fellow artist Sara Bareilles. “Greed is a virus too and it’s everywhere. F*ck that.” She tagged Swift, including, “sending you love.” Another Twitter consumer identified the timing. “when you sell this month because taylor can now re-record and you’re scared of losing value.”

Fans assume that she left a touch in a current interview

A fan believes Swift planted an Easter egg that confirms she introduced her masters. “So Scooter sold Taylor’s masters to an ‘unnamed buyer’ for $300 million at the exact moment she’s able to start re-recording them, and Taylor SPECIFICALLY mentions the same number in the Rolling Stone article that just came out…WAIT A D*MN MINUTE.”

Swift advised the Beatles rocker he impressed her “to be selfless” at live shows. “I think that learning that lesson from you taught me at a really important stage in my career that if people want to hear ‘Love Story’ and ‘Shake It Off,’ and I’ve played them 300 million times, play them the 300-millionth-and-first time,” she stated.

Swift clarifies that she didn’t purchase again her masters

Not lengthy after the article went dwell, Swift jumped on social media to clarify that she wasn’t a part of the sale. She had tried to work with Shamrock Holdings, however Braun obtained in the way in which. “I was hopeful and open to the possibility of a partnership with Shamrock, but Scooter’s participation is a non-starter for me,” she wrote.

Swift additionally up to date followers on what she’s doing now. “I have recently begun re-recording my older music and it has already proven to be both exciting and creatively fulfilling,” she wrote. “I love you guys and I’m just gonna keep cruising, as they say,” she added, quoting “Shake It Off” and bringing the reference full circle.

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