At the end of last month, Taylor Swift took to Tumblr to blast music mogul Scooter Braun after his company, Ithaca Holdings LLC, purchased Big Machine Label Group — the record label that released Taylor’s first six albums. Braun’s purchase mean he was now the owner of those master records.
Swift referred to the situation as a “worst case scenario” while she called the music mogul a “bully” in her Tumblr post. After that, the artist talked about making plans to move forward with her career.
“Thankfully, I am now signed to a label that believes I should own anything I create. Thankfully, I left my past in Scott’s hands and not my future.”
Taylor’s Tumblr post revealed to her fans that despite her sadness over losing most of her life’s work, she remains optimistic about the future and what is to come.
She mentioned that she is now more at ease and confident with her new label because she is now working with people who agree that she should retain ownership of the music she creates.
The rift between Scooter and Taylor extends far beyond the manager and singer since other celebrities have taken sides on who they do and who they don’t support on the issue, stated Refinery29.
While Halsey was quick to show support for Swift and Justin Bieber opted to support Braun, Karlie Kloss – who has a close relationship with both – remained silent on the matter. In addition to being managed by Scooter, Kloss is known to be close friends with both parties.
Swift’s stylist and friend, Ashley Avignone, added fuel to the drama by suggesting that Kloss’ silence does not mean she and Taylor are on good terms. In fact, the stylist claimed the friendship between Kloss and Swift is on the rocks, as seen in screenshots shared on Instagram by Pop Crave News.
That screenshot suggests Kloss and Swift may not be on good terms because Karlie allegedly spilled details of Taylor’s career with Braun.
Meanwhile, Kloss’ silence might allude to the fact that she is taking Braun’s side of the argument, Refinery29 hypothesizes.
Numerous sources revealed that Karlie and Scooter are close enough that Braun was on the guest list for Kloss’ wedding to Josh Kushner.
Taylor Swift's Lawyer Says She Was 'Never' Given Opportunity to Buy Her Music Outright Like Scooter Braun https://t.co/1UjQFI6hzy— People (@people) July 3, 2019
Meanwhile, Swift also penned a message for other young up-and-coming artists, hoping she has been able to steer them clear of those who might be out to take advantage of their talent.
“Hopefully, young artists or kids with musical dreams will read this and learn about how to better protect themselves in a negotiation. You deserve to own the art you make.”
Taylor Swift’s newest album Lover is set to drop on August 29.