The Music World Reacts To Taylor Swift’s Blog Post

Mike Nied | June 30, 2019 11:25 pm
Taylor Swift's Blog Post
Taylor reacts to Scooter Braun buying Big Machine Label Group and her masters.

The music world has come alive since Taylor Swift published a blog post about Scooter Braun assuming ownership of her back catalogue. Today (June 30), news broke that the superstar manager purchased Big Machine Label Group. In doing so, he now owns masters of the “ME!” singer’s work from between 2006 and 2018. Swift opened up about the development and accused Braun and artists he manages of bullying on Tumblr. “This is my worst case scenario,” she said. “When I left my masters in Scott’s hands, I made peace with the fact that eventually he would sell them. Never in my worst nightmares did I imagine the buyer would be Scooter.”

Since sharing her side of the story, there has been an influx of support for both sides. Iggy Azalea, Halsey and frequent collaborators Todrick Hall and Joseph Kahn have voiced support for Taylor. “Taylor Swift is a huge reason why I always insisted to write my own music,” Halsey revealed in a post on Twitter. “And it turns my guts that no matter how much power or success a woman has in this life, you are still susceptible to someone coming along and making you feel powerless out of spite.” It also appears that Miley Cyrus and Beyonce have unfollowed Braun on Instagram.

Meanwhile, Scooter has seen support from artists he manages including Justin Bieber and Demi Lovato. His wife, Yael Cohen Braun, also replied to several of the complaints lodged against her husband. Scott Borchetta, founder of Big Machine, replied with a lengthy public letter of his own. In it, he contested some of the claims from the blog post. “In regard to a post earlier today from Taylor, it’s time to set some things straight,” he wrote. That included the specifics of when Taylor learned about Braun purchasing Big Machine and the deal he proposed to her last year.

Check out some of the responses below.

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Hey Taylor. First of all i would like to apologize for posting that hurtful instagram post, at the time i thought it was funny but looking back it was distasteful and insensitive.. I have to be honest though it was my caption and post that I screenshoted of scooter and Kanye that said “taylor swift what up” he didnt have anything to do with it and it wasnt even a part of the conversation in all actuality he was the person who told me not to joke like that.. Scooter has had your back since the days you graciously let me open up for you.! As the years have passed we haven’t crossed paths and gotten to communicate our differences, hurts or frustrations. So for you to take it to social media and get people to hate on scooter isn’t fair. What were you trying to accomplish by posting that blog? seems to me like it was to get sympathy u also knew that in posting that your fans would go and bully scooter. Anyway, One thing i know is both scooter and i love you. I feel like the only way to resolve conflict is through communication. So banter back and fourth online i dont believe solves anything. I’m sure Scooter and i would love to talk to you and resolve any conflict, pain or or any feelings that need to be addressed. Neither scooter or i have anything negative to say about you we truly want the best for you. I usually don’t rebuttal things like this but when you try and deface someone i loves character thats crossing a line..

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Repost @yael – my wife for life. I also hate a public airing of grievances and so I will refrain from offering my take on the actual facts of what happened today vs what is being splashed all over the internet. However, I must call out the absolutely reprehensible action of making any of this about gender… I can categorically say that @scooterbraun is not only a good man who supports all women – particularly you, who he has defended and advocated for behind close doors more times than i can say – but he also owns a company run mostly by women. A company in which I am both president and a named partner. As a woman who has been working so hard for equality in the music industry, @taylorswift I beg of you, please don’t cheapen the efforts of those who came before you. As women we have struggled for so long to be treated commensurately with our male counterparts – not to be given special accommodations because the parties on the other side of the table happen to be male. As women we don’t need those type of allowances – we are strong, smart and capable of the same things men are and deserve the same respect they receive – hence the desire for an equal playing field. Asking for anything but that is childish and immature and absolutely not befitting of the strong adult female leader we both know you can be.

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Scooter Braun is evil, evil, EVIL 👿

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