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Taylor Swift: Who bought her master tapes and why is she so incensed?

Taylor Swift has set heads in the music industry spinning with a frank and fiery statement about the recent sale of her entire back catalogue. It was announced yesterday that Big Machine Records, the pop star's former label, had been acquired by Ithaca ...
Monday, July 1, 2019

Taylor Swift calls out Scooter Braun for “manipulative bullying” after he buys her back catalogue

Taylor Swift has hit out against Scooter Braun – the rep for celebs like Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen – after learning about the talent manager's recent $300 million acquisition of her former label Big Machine Label Group. The deal ...
Monday, July 1, 2019

Taylor Swift is furious at the sale of her master tapes – but she's luckier than most

This is how Taylor Swift feels after Ithaca Holdings – fronted by Scooter Braun, whom she has accused of bullying – bought Big Machine Label Group for $300m (£237m). It is a story as old as the record business: an artist with zero clout signs away ownership ...
Monday, July 1, 2019

Here's Why Taylor Swift Hates Scooter Braun So Much

Topline: Mega-music manager Scooter Braun's purchase of Big Machine Label Group for over $300 million brought out in the open a heated conflict between Braun and Big Machine's most successful artist—Taylor Swift, who turned to Tumblr to call Braun a ...
Monday, July 1, 2019

How Scooter Braun Became the Latest Taylor Swift Villain

Internet sleuths love to blame a recent controversy on a marketing scam. It happens every time Keeping Up with the Kardashians airs and, seemingly, every time Taylor Swift puts out an album. But this time it's not the stans who are suspicious. Taylor Swift ...
Monday, July 1, 2019

Taylor Swift vs. Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta: What the Hell Happened?

Sunday morning's announcement that Scooter Braun's Ithaca Holdings acquired Scott Borchetta's Big Machine Label Group caused the a-pop-calypse to swiftly descend upon us. Braun, an entrepreneur and talent manager best known for representing Justin ...
Monday, July 1, 2019

The Taylor Swift/Scooter Braun controversy, explained

Typically, record company sales don't trend on social media, but when Taylor Swift is involved, all bets are off. This past Sunday, June 30, Swift published an explosive Instagram post accusing two major music executives of bullying her. And now Swift's ...
Monday, July 1, 2019

Taylor Swift Wants To Own Her Masters. Here's What That Means.

On Sunday, Taylor Swift set the internet ablaze talking about her latest feud with artist manager Scooter Braun and her former label head at Big Machine Records, Scott Borchetta. Her Tumblr message prompted responses from a slew of famous friends and ...
Monday, July 1, 2019

Taylor Swift Paints Scooter Braun as Manipulative Bully as Big Machine Sells Her Catalog

Taylor Swift has described herself as “sad and grossed out” by Scooter Braun's acquisition of Big Machine Records, which holds the rights to her entire catalog up through 2017's “Reputation,” calling the deal “my worst case scenario.” Swift said she was ...
Monday, July 1, 2019

Taylor Swift: Scooter Braun's Acquisition of Back Catalog 'My Worst Case Scenario'

Taylor Swift turned to Tumblr Sunday to express how she felt disappointed and betrayed that her Big Machine catalog had been sold to a company owned by music manager Scooter Braun. “This is my worst case scenario,” Swift wrote. On Sunday, Big ...
Monday, July 1, 2019

Taylor Swift 'sad and grossed out' after Scooter Braun acquires back catalogue

Braun, manager of Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, owns Ithaca Holdings which purchased Big Machine Label Group at the weekend. Swift signed for Big Machine, founded by former Universal executive Scott Borchetta, in 2005 and moved to Universal ...
Monday, July 1, 2019

Big Machine hits back at Taylor Swift: 'She had every chance in the world to own her masters'

In a post on the Big Machine website, Borchetta, 56, wrote: 'Taylor's dad, Scott Swift, was a shareholder in Big Machine Records, LLC. We first alerted all of the shareholders on Thursday, June 20th for an official shareholder's call scheduled for Tuesday, June ...
Monday, July 1, 2019

Bad blood puts Taylor Swift music deal in trouble

A war of words launched by megastar singer Taylor Swift has thrown a $300m music industry deal into question and opened a vicious new fight in the decades-old struggle by artists to control more of their work. Ms Swift erupted at the news that Big Machine ...
Monday, July 1, 2019

'Never in my worst nightmares': Taylor Swift on Justin Bieber's manager buying her back catalog

Scooter Braun, Kanye West's former manager and Justin Bieber's current manager, has agreed to pay more than $300 million for Taylor Swift's back catalog -- all of her songs from her 2006 self-titled debut album up through 2017's "Reputation.".
Monday, July 1, 2019

Taylor Swift's Music Ownership Controversy With Scooter Braun: What It Means and Why It Matters

In an impassioned Tumblr post on Sunday, June 30, Taylor Swift reacted to the news that the master rights to her first six albums had been sold by her former label, Big Machine Label Group, to powerful music manager Scooter Braun's Ithaca Holdings LLC.
Monday, July 1, 2019

What is going on with Taylor Swift, her back catalogue and Justin Bieber?

I was still absorbing the takes on Taylor Swift's new music video when suddenly she's in the news for entirely different reasons, and #WeStandwithTaylor is trending. What's going on? Keep up, Jo. Swift has reignited old feuds and given us some new ones by ...
Monday, July 1, 2019

Taylor Swift's 'ME!' Is Everything Wrong With Pop

One of the most impressive things about Taylor Swift is that she keeps finding a way to offend people simply with sound alone. The story's been the same every album rollout since 2012's Red: Swift, the onetime mascot for speaking your own truth over humble ...
Friday, April 26, 2019

Here's Every Reference You Might Have Missed in Taylor Swift's New Music Video

It's here: new Taylor Swift music, in the form of the bright, bubbly new pop single “ME!” featuring Panic! At the Disco's Brendon Urie. Following multiple months of speculation and a careful trail of breadcrumbs, Swift just released her new song and its ...
Friday, April 26, 2019

Taylor Swift's 'ME!': What the Hell Is Going on Here?

Last night at midnight, Taylor Swift officially closed out the Reputation era and rang in the new. She debuted “ME!,” her tantalizing first tease of the TS7 metamorphosis, a duet with Brendon Urie from Panic! At the Disco. So much going on. The pastels.
Friday, April 26, 2019

Rumors of the Old Taylor's death have been greatly exaggerated

which she dropped at the stroke of midnight on April 26, opens with the snake that Taylor made her mascot during the Reputation era exploding into a cloud of butterflies. Subtle she ain't. Taylor Swift is done trying to be a bad girl snake, “ME!” informs us.
Friday, April 26, 2019

Taylor Swift ends her long countdown with her new single, “ME!”

Taylor Swift has been counting down to something for weeks, and now we finally know what it is. In an exclusive interview Thursday night with Robin Roberts on ABC, Swift announced that she's releasing a new song and accompanying music video. The song ...
Friday, April 26, 2019

Taylor Swift's ME! is a musical-inspired return to her happily uncool brand

And so, contrary to fan theories that Taylor Swift's seventh album would herald a return to her country roots, or pop psychedelia à la Kacey Musgraves' Golden Hour, the first single from TS7 is an unabashed slab of Showmancore: a rabidly upbeat ode to ...
Friday, April 26, 2019

Taylor Swift Unveiled A New Song And Music Video After Teasing Fans For Weeks

While people are thrilled at the prospect of new Taylor Swift music for the first time in years, a lot of fans thought the artist's big announcement on the heels of weeks of clues would be her coming out as bisexual. Swift intentionally left a trail of “clues” for her ...
Friday, April 26, 2019

Taylor Swift's singles – ranked!

The sense that Taylor Swift had slightly lost her grip on her own music during the making of Reputation was underlined by End Game, a messy attempt to bring together Ed Sheeran with rapper Future over an R&B track. The end result is disjointed and ...
Friday, April 26, 2019

All the references in Taylor Swift's Me! video

The old Taylor can come to the phone right now, because she's been raised from the dead. Taylor Swift's new single, Me! shrugs off the icy, vengeful character of her last album, and resurrects the sugary euphoria of her earlier, dorky pop hits. The song, which ...
Friday, April 26, 2019

See the Video for Taylor Swift's Romantic New Song 'ME!'

Finally, Taylor Swift fans have some new material that they've been waiting for: a new song and accompanying music video. Titled “ME!,” Swift's highly anticipated tune takes listeners back to the “Love Story”-era country pop roots that brought the Nashville star ...
Friday, April 26, 2019

Taylor Swift supports boyfriend Joe Alwyn at BAFTAs

Taylor Swift skipped out on the 2019 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles to attend the BAFTAs in London with her boyfriend, British actor Joe Alwyn. Swift, who was nominated for best pop vocal album at the Grammys for Reputation but lost out to Ariana Grande ...
Monday, February 11, 2019

This is why Taylor Swift missed the Grammys for the BAFTAs

Taylor Swift missed the Grammys to support her boyfriend Joe Alwyn at the Baftas in London. Despite being nominated for best pop vocal album at the ceremony in Los Angeles, the singer posted a picture of herself in the capital, adding that she was ...
Monday, February 11, 2019

Cabinet minister Liz Truss poses for selfie with Taylor Swift at the BAFTA awards

Liz Truss has posted a selfie with Taylor Swift at the BAFTA awards. The Chief Secretary to the Treasury shared an image with the pop star on her Instagram page writing: “Look what you made me do, Taylor.” The image was posted in the early hours of ...
Monday, February 11, 2019

Taylor Swift And Joe Alwyn Channelled Meghan And Harry For BAFTA Date Night

Having popped up in a regular old boozer for a low-key pub date in London, it seems Taylor Swift is still feeling her new UK digs. However, this time the date destination was a little classier. Swift joined The Favourite actor and boyfriend, Joe Alwyn ...
Monday, February 11, 2019

Taylor Swift skipped Grammys to support boyfriend Joe Alwyn at BAFTAs

Taylor Swift used to be a Grammys staple, but the country crossover starlet skipped Sunday's ceremonies to attend the BAFTAs with boyfriend Joe Alwyn in London. TAYLOR SWIFT'S TRANSFORMATION FROM COUNTRY SINGER TO POLITICAL VOICE.
Monday, February 11, 2019

Taylor Swift Looked Like Cinderella in This $6590 Max Mara Coat While Out With ...

Taylor Swift made a surprise appearance at the BAFTA After Party in London last night to support her boyfriend Joe Alwyn after his film The Favourite picked up a bunch of awards. And when she left the party holding hands with him, she looked straight ...
Monday, February 11, 2019

Taylor Swift's Reputation tour movie comes to Netflix with new trailer

We're in the “Endgame” now. Instead of receiving gifts on her 29th birthday, Taylor Swift gave her fans one: the “Delicate” pop star announced a concert film of her Reputation Stadium Tour will be arriving on Netflix before the year is up. Not only ...
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Taylor Swift Announces Netflix 'Reputation' Tour Concert Film

Taylor Swift documents the last show of her massive Reputation stadium trek, the highest-selling tour in U.S. history, in an upcoming Netflix film. The streaming service launched a dramatic trailer for Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour, which ...
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Taylor Swift makes an exciting birthday announcement

"You made this tour so insanely fun for all of us on stage, and I'm really excited that we will have this memento of the memories we all made together this year," Swift continued. "I also got to share the stage with such wildly talented people ...
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Netflix's newest high-profile partner: Taylor Swift

Netflix's growing roster of A-list talent has added one of the most recognizable musicians in the world: Taylor Swift. Swift announced on Thursday via her Instagram account that the streaming service would debut the concert film based off of her ...
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Netflix is ringing in the New Year with a Taylor Swift concert

Looks like Taylor Swift is going to need you to reschedule your New Year's plans. Early this morning, in honor of her own 29th birthday, Swift shared the first trailer for her upcoming Netflix concert film, which will be available in full on the ...
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Revealed: Secret way Taylor Swift handles stalkers at concerts

Neither representatives for Swift or the Rose Bowl Arena immediately returned request for comment. The singer proved remarkably adept at flying under the radar during her recent Australian tour, hard to spot thanks to a lack of public appearances and ...
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Taylor Swift Said to Use Facial Recognition to Identify Stalkers

When Taylor Swift played the Rose Bowl in May, a kiosk was set up for adoring fans to view videos of her. But there may have been more to that screen than met the eye. According to an interview in Rolling Stone, the kiosk took photos of people looking ...
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Surveillance fears grow after Taylor Swift uses face recognition tech on fans

Taylor Swift secretly secretly surveilling her fans using facial recognition technology might sound like science fiction – but Rolling Stone reported on Thursday that the pop star has been doing exactly that in an effort to root out stalkers. Swift has ...
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Look What You Made Taylor Swift Do: Use Facial-Recognition Technology

The future is now … but are you ready for it? Back in May, Taylor Swift played a concert at the Rose Bowl in California. Amid the show's setup was a kiosk equipped with video screens playing clips from Swift's rehearsals for the show. The real endgame?
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Taylor Swift birthday: These stunning photos of the 'Gorgeous' singer will ...

Do you know that Taylor Swift wrote her first song Lucky You at the age of 12 that too after learning to play three guitar chords from a computer repairman? (Photo Credit : Instagram). 02 / 10. Taylor Swift facts. Taylor Swift loves writing her own ...
Thursday, December 13, 2018

WHAT! Taylor Swift tricked her fans and ran their facial recognition at her ...

Don't you love going to the concert of your favourite musicians? But what if one day you find out that one of them, without your knowledge, ran your facial recognition through a software while you were not at fault and having a blast. Would you feel ...
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Taylor Swift used facial recognition software to detect stalkers at LA concert

The periphery of a Taylor Swift concert is as thought out as the show she presents on stage. Beyond the traditional merchandise stands, there are often dedicated selfie-staging points and staff distributing light-up bracelets. When Swift performed at ...
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Taylor Swift Through the Years: From Nashville to Globe-Trotting Superstar

Are you ready for it? Taylor Swift started writing songs about boys and breakups in the early 2000s, but her talent was soon recognized by music executives who knew she was the real deal. From releasing her first record in 2006 to gracing stages all ...
Thursday, December 13, 2018