Carlyle Group co-CEO says he's confident Taylor Swift deal will be a 'successful investment'
Carlyle Group co-CEO Kewsong Lee is optimistic about the private equity firm's investment in superstar Taylor Swift. Carlyle Group, which has been an investor in Ithaca Holdings since 2017, helped finance the deal. Swift has called on the Carlyle Group for help. Presidential hopeful and Senator Elizabeth Warren tweeted about the controversy last month, taking aim at private equity companies. "Unfortunately, @TaylorSwift13 is one of the many whose work has been threatened by a private equity firm.cnbc.com
Taylor Swift Says Big Machine Records CEO 'Betrayed' Her With Scooter Braun Deal
Taylor Swift is still reeling from the sale of her masters. "When you have a business relationship with someone for 15 years, there are going to be a lot of ups and a lot of downs. But I truly, legitimately thought he looked at me as the daughter he never had," Swift says of Borchetta. "The fact that those two are in business together after the things he said about Scooter Braun -- its really hard to shock me. "I think thats a hard thing for a lot of people to grasp.
Taylor Swift on Her Haters: 'You Don't Have to Forgive and You Don't Have to
"You know, people go on and on about, like, you have to forgive and forget to move past something. You don't have to forgive and you don't have to forget to move on. Swift also made it clear that she's all for mending fences whenever possible, but she never hesitates to defend herself and her work. As fans know, Swift has had a number of highly publicized spats, including a decade-long feud with Kanye West that has had plenty of ups and downs, and later his wife, Kim Kardashian West. RELATED CONTENT:Taylor Swift Says She 'Couldn't Believe' Scooter Braun Purchased Her Music in 'CBS Sunday Morning' PreviewTaylor Swift Releases Diary Entries With 'Lover' Album: Here are the Biggest BombshellsRobin Roberts Shares the Emotional Taylor Swift 'Lover' Song That Hits Close to Home (Exclusive)
Taylor Swifts Says She 'Couldn't Believe' Scooter Braun Purchased Her Music in '
Taylor Swift is opening up about her music being sold to Scooter Braun. "I couldn't believe who he sold it to because we've had endless conversations about Scooter Braun, and he has 300,000,000 reasons to conveniently forget those conversations." Meanwhile, Braun took to Twitter early Friday morning following the release of Swifts seventh studio album, Lover, to congratulate her on her latest LP. Brilliant album with #Lover, Braun tweeted. RELATED CONTENT:Taylor Swift Releases Diary Entries With 'Lover' Album: Here are the Biggest BombshellsTaylor Swift's Song 'London Boy' Features This British Actor -- and It's Not Joe AlwynScooter Braun Praises Taylor Swifts New Album Lover Following Feud
Taylor Swift Plans to Re-Record Her Earlier Songs After Scooter Braun Deal
Taylor Swift is gearing up to re-record her classics. When news of the deal broke in June, Swift accused Braun of "incessant, manipulative bullying... for years" in a Tumblr post. In a letter posted to his company's website, Big Machine founder Scott Borchetta denied that claim. "Scott Borchetta never gave Taylor Swift an opportunity to purchase her masters, or the label, outright with a check in the way he is now apparently doing for others," Passman said. RELATED CONTENT:Scooter Braun Recalls Meeting 'Kind' Taylor Swift for the First Time in 2010Scooter Braun Jokes That Last Couple of Weeks Have 'Taken a Toll' on Him Amid Taylor Swift DramaKelly Clarkson Offers Advice to Taylor Swift Following Scooter Braun Drama
Kelly Clarkson Offers Advice to Taylor Swift Following Scooter Braun Drama
Kelly Clarkson has some friendly advice for Taylor Swift amid her ongoing public fued with Scooter Braun and her old record label, Big Machine. According to Swift, Big Machine founder Scott Borchetta had not given her a fair opportunity to buy her masters when she left the label to move to Republic records, under the Universal Music Group banner. She further alleged that Braun has been "bullying" her for years, and said his Big Machine deal was a further act of bullying. However, a source told ET earlier this month that the music manager reached out to Swift through mutual friends to discuss the Big Machine Records business deal with her. RELATED CONTENT:Taylor Swift's Singles Will Be Rereleased By Big Machine on Limited-Edition VinylTaylor Swift Is the Highest Paid Celebrity of 2019 -- See Where Kylie Jenner and Kanye West StandScooter Braun Spends Quality Time With Justin Bieber Amid Taylor Swift DramaEd Sheeran Breaks Silence on Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun's Drama
Was Taylor Swift Throwing Shade During This Amazon Prime Day Concert Moment? Twitter Seems to Think
Taylor Swift performed live on Wednesday as part of the star-studded Amazon Prime Day concert, and fans are freaking out over what they feel is some serious shade throwing. "Sex is cool and all but have you ever watched Taylor Swift shade scooter and Scott during a female-led concert after reminding everyone she writes all her own songs #PrimeDayConcert," one Twitter user wrote. Check out how Twitter is reacting to Swift's Prime Day concert below. RELATED CONTENT:Taylor Swift's Singles Will Be Rereleased By Big Machine on Limited-Edition VinylTaylor Swift Is the Highest Paid Celebrity of 2019 -- See Where Kylie Jenner and Kanye West StandAmazon Prime Day Concert: How to Watch Taylor Swift Perform Today Live! Taylor Swift's Attorney Responds to Scott Borchetta Over Battle for the Singer's Music Catalog
Taylor Swift's attorney responds to Scott Borchetta
Taylor Swift's lawyer denies she was given an opportunity to buy back her masters from Big Machine Label Group, as music industry executive Scott Borchetta has claimed. The public feud, which led to the hashtag trending on Twitter, began Sunday when Scooter Braun's company, Ithaca Holdings, announced it will acquire Borchetta's Big Machine Label Group. Swift began her career at the label, where she remained until she signed with Universal Music Group in November 2018. Instead I was given an opportunity to sign back up to Big Machine Records and 'earn' one album back at a time, one for every new one I turned in," Swift wrote. "I walked away because I knew once I signed that contract, Scott Borchetta would sell the label, thereby selling me and my future.cnbc.com
Taylor Swift's Attorney Responds to Scott Borchetta Over Battle for the Singer's Music
The drama continues regarding Taylor Swift's post slamming Scooter Braun and his purchase of her former record label, Big Machine, with a statement from the singer's lawyer. Swift eventually left Big Machine for United Music Group. "As you will read, 100% of all Taylor Swift assets were to be transferred to her immediately upon signing the new agreement. ET has reached out to Borchetta for comment on the statement from Swift's attorney. RELATED CONTENT:Ed Sheeran Speaks Out After Fans Slam Him for Not Defending Taylor Swift Amid Scooter Braun FeudTaylor Swift's Record Label Drama: 7 Other Artists Who Have Fought For Their Music CatalogBreaking Down Taylor Swift's Battle With Scooter Braun Over Her Master Recordings
Breaking Down Taylor Swift's Battle With Scooter Braun Over Her Master Recordings
Taylor Swift shook up the internet over the weekend after she called out Scooter Braun for purchasing her former record label, Scott Borchetta's Big Machine Records. "Scooter's company has basically acquired Big Machine, and no one likes the thought of being owned... themselves or their work," Willman explained. The deal she [originally] signed with Big Machine was very typical. Legally, however, Big Machine has had the rights to Swift's masters ever since she signed a contract with the label. RELATED CONTENT:Big Machine's Scott Borchetta Responds to Taylor Swift's Post on Scooter Braun: 'It's Time for Some Truth'Celebs Take Sides in Taylor Swift Feud With Scooter Braun: Demi Lovato, Halsey and Others Weigh InScooter Braun's Wife Claps Back at Taylor Swift, Claims She 'Passed' on Owning Her Masters
Swift calls sale of music catalog to Braun worst case scenario'
Taylor Swift called it her "worst case scenario," learning that her music catalog has been sold to a company owned by music manager Scooter Braun. Braun's Ithaca Holdings acquired Big Machine Label Group from founder Scott Borchetta as part of a $300 million deal, reports Billboard. "I had to make the excruciating choice to leave behind my past," Swift continued. "I learned about Scooter Braun's purchase of my masters as it was announced to the world," Swift wrote. "This is my worst case scenario," Swift wrote.
Taylor Swift pens scathing post about Scooter Braun
LOS ANGELES - Taylor Swift is not staying silent over the sale of her masters to Scooter Braun. "This is my worst case scenario," Swift writes. Braun's Ithaca Holdings announced Sunday that it is acquiring Big Machine Label Group which released all of Swift's studio albums and owns her masters. "When I left my masters in (Big Machine Label Group founder Scott Borchetta's) hands, I made peace with the fact that eventually he would sell them," she writes. She writes that now Braun has "stripped her" of her life's work that she "wasn't given an opportunity to buy."
Taylor Swift Accuses Scooter Braun of 'Bullying' Her After He Purchases Her Masters
Taylor Swift is not happy. In a lengthy message posted to her Tumblr on Sunday, the "You Need to Calm Down" singer accused Scooter Braun of bullying her with his recent purchase of her former record label, Scott Borchetta's Big Machine. ET has reached out to reps for Swift and Braun for comment. The reported $300 million deal, which was revealed on Sunday, gives Braun's Ithaca Holdings ownership of a majority of Swift's masters. Any time Scott Borchetta has heard the words 'Scooter Braun' escape my lips, it was when I was either crying or trying not to.
Taylor Swift accuses Scooter Braun of "manipulative bullying" after he acquires her music
Taylor Swift says she was "grossed out" by talent manager Scooter Braun's acquisition of her music catalog. Swift claimed she learned about the acquisition of Big Machine Label Group on Sunday "as it was announced to the world." She said the purchase was her "worst case scenario," since she doesn't own the rights to the music created while she was with the Big Machine Label Group. Last November, Swift switched labels and signed with Universal Music Group in an effort to own her music moving forward, The Associated Press says. She wrote on the photo, "This is Scooter Braun bullying me on social media when I was at my lowest point[.]cbsnews.com