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,”

Read More

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

Read More

Taylor Swift on Scooter Braun’s Catalog Sale: Re-Recording in Progress

Taylor Swift has responded to news of the sale of her catalog by Scooter Braun to a private equity company, saying she spurned the firm’s hopes of working together when she learned Braun would still profit from her work, and announcing she had already undertaken the long-promised re-recording of her entire Big Machine catalog.

Swift also said that Braun’s reps had let her know the catalog was for sale, but was asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement to never again disparage Braun before she would be allowed to even examine Big Machine’s financial books or make an offer.

The singer wrote in a statement published on Twitter that “my team attempted to enter into negotiations with Scooter Braun. Scooter’s team wanted me to sign an ironclad NDA stating I would never say another word about Scooter Braun unless it was positive, before we could even look at the financial records

Read More

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: M.D.C. Holdings, Meritage Homes, PulteGroup, TRI Pointe Group and Taylor Morrison Home

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – October 21, 2020 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. MDC, Meritage Homes Corporation MTH, PulteGroup, Inc. PHM, TRI Pointe Group, Inc. TPH and Taylor Morrison Home Corporation TMHC.

Here are highlights from Tuesday’s Analyst Blog:

Great Homebuilding Stocks to Maximize Your Gains

The pandemic has been an unexpected boon to the homebuilding industry, with people scrambling to find places that they consider better suited for social distancing and operating from home.

But that’s just one of the drivers. Equally strong, also related to the pandemic, is the fact that more and more companies are looking at working from home as a permanent mode of operation. This could be the

Read More