Taylor Swift publicly complained that Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s manager purchased her former label, Big Machine, and therefore the rights to her entire music catalog.
Scooter Braun will earn bank every time a Taylor Swift song streams or plays on the radio. She called the that situation “my worst case scenario.”
Taylor wrote on Tumblr, “For years I asked, pleaded for a chance to own my work. Instead, I learned about Scooter Braun’s purchase of my masters. All I could think about was the incessant, manipulative bullying I’ve received at his hands for years.”
Taylor played the victim card, yet again, by recalling past grievances. “When Kim Kardashian orchestrated an illegally recorded snippet of a phone call to be leaked, Scooter got his two clients together to bully me online. Or when his client,Kanye West, organized a revenge porn music video which strips my body naked.” (Variety)
Scooter and company paid a reported $300 million for Big Machine. Taylor has that type of money, if she honestly wanted to own her music.
Big Machine boss Scott Borchetta disputed much of what Taylor said. He said Taylor rejected two negotiations to purchase the rights to her music.