Taylor Swift Responds To Scooter Braun Selling Her Masters

Singer Taylor Swift has spoken out after the news of Scooter Braun selling her masters for $300 million broke earlier in the day.

Braun got control of Swift’s old music when his company Ithaca Holdings bought Big Machine Label Group in 2019.

The 30-year-old hitmaker shared a lengthy statement on Twitter to explain to her fans how she had attempted over the past year to “enter into negotiations” with Braun to buy her work back. However, the “Love Story” singer would have had to sign an “ironclad NDA,” which would force her to only say positive things about Braun before she could look at Big Machine’s financial records.


“So, I would have had to sign a document that would silence me forever before I could even have a chance to bid on my own work,”

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Taylor Swift criticises Scooter Braun amid $300m masters sale

Taylor Swift has criticised music industry mogul Scooter Braun over his sale of her master recordings to a US private equity firm, including the accusation that he attempted to use a non-disclosure agreement to “silence me forever” regarding terms of a potential sale.

The saga dates back to the start of Swift’s career, when she signed a six-album deal with label Big Machine, who held the master recordings as part of the deal terms. After Swift left for a new deal with Republic, Big Machine was sold to Braun in June 2019, giving him control over her Big Machine masters. Swift complained at the time: “My musical legacy is about to lie in the hands of someone who tried to dismantle it,” accusing artist manager Braun of “incessant, manipulative bullying” over the years. Braun did not respond to the bullying allegation, but Big Machine owner Scott Borchetta stated at the

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