Okay, so you’ve probably heard about the craziness happening between Taylor Swift and her former label, Big Machine Label Group. If you haven’t, well, where have you been? 😉 Here’s a quick recap: Scooter Braun just purchased BMLG! What’s the problem you ask? Well, this means that Braun will own all of Taylor’s back catalog, from her 2006 self-titled debut album through 2017’s Reputation. So pretty much everything that Taylor has done leading up to the point that she left Big Machine. To quote TSwift “For years I asked, pleaded for a chance to own my work. 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. I learned about Scooter Braun’s purchase of my masters as it was announced to the world. “All I could think about was the incessant, manipulative bullying I’ve received at his hands for years… Now Scooter has stripped me of my life’s work, that I wasn’t given an opportunity to buy. Essentially, my musical legacy is about to lie in the hands of someone who tried to dismantle it.” All of this is creating an opportunity for celebs and artists to take sides. There are some who are saying that Taylor has had plenty of opportunities to get her music back while others are just as furious as Swift stating that it’s a shame someone would capitalize on her talent like this.
It’s definitely a mess and we don’t see it coming to an end anytime soon. What are your thoughts?