The drama continues! Taylor Swift updated fans on her ongoing battle with Big Machine Records and Scooter Braun after Variety reported on Monday, November 16, that he sold her music masters for over $300 million.
“I wanted to check in and update you guys. As you know, for the past year I’ve been actively trying to regain ownership of my master recordings,” Swift, 30, shared via Twitter, hours after the initial report. “With that goal in mind, my team attempted to enter into negotiations with Scooter Braun.”
Braun first acquired the rights to the “Lover” singer’s first six albums in June 2019 when he bought her former label Big Machine Records. Since then, Swift, Braun and Big Machine Record executive Scott Borchetta have gone head-to-head in a fight for her music.
“Scooter’s team wanted me to sign an ironclad NDA stating I would never say another word about Scooter Braun unless it was positive, before we could even look at the financial records of BMLG (which is always the first step in a purchase of this nature),” Swift explained in her Twitter statement, noting that her legal team said “this is absolutely NOT normal.”
“So, I would have to sign a document that would silence me before I could even have a chance to bid on my own work,” she explained. “He would never even quote my team a price. These master recordings were not for sale to me.”