The Cardigan singer wrote, “This was the second time my music had been sold without my knowledge.”
More than a year after the music executive, Ithaca Holdings, obtained the lead recordings for the singer for her debut albums from Swift’s former Big Machine Label Group, Brown sold the music to the private equity firm Shamrock Holdings. Swift put the whole script to her fans, stating that Shamrock had reached out to her, and told her to buy. However, despite the company’s willingness to speak with Taylor, the singer did not want much to take on the deal, stating that “Scooter participation is not a start for me”.
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“Once we started communicating with Shamrock, I learned that under their terms, Scooter Braun would continue to reap the profits of my old music catalog for many years,” the musician added.
While expressing dissatisfaction with selling her music without approval, the “Cardigan” and “Exile” singer added that she recently started re-recording her old music, including her self-titled Grammy Award-winning album. fearless And the 1989. In the message, she thanked the fans for their continued support and promised them surprises in the future.
She concluded by saying, “I love you guys and I will continue to run as they say.”
In July 2019, Swift called the acquisition of Brown “my worst case scenario” in a post on Tumblr. In November 2019 the tension between Swift and Brown Escalation After exec and Big Machine Label Group president Scott Porchetta urged the singer not to record a copy of her old music. Swift has claimed that her former brand owes her about $ 8 million in unpaid royalties.
Then the dispute sparked reactions of prominent musicians. Halsey and Selena Gomez were among those who sided with Swift while supporting musicians including Justin Bieber Brown.
See Swift’s full message below.
I got a lot of questions about the recent sale of my old masters. I hope this is clear. pic.twitter.com/sscKXp2ibD
– Taylor Swift (@ taylorswift13) November 16, 2020
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