The singer took to Twitter Monday to post a long and moving post about the musical director, who acquired the master recordings of her first six albums from her former label – Big Machine Label Group in June 2019 – despite her objections. At the time, Swift called the deal a “worst case scenario.”
“As you know, for the past year I have been actively trying to regain possession of my master recordings. With that goal in mind, my team attempted to enter into negotiations with Scooter Braun, “” Swift, which has over 87 million subscribers. on Twitter, written on social networks.
“The Scooters team wanted me to sign a foolproof NDA stating that I would never say a word more about Scooter Braun unless it was positive, before we could even look at BMLG’s financial statements (which is always the first step in a purchase of this nature. ”
CNN has reached out to representatives for Braun for comment. Since 2019, the two have been back and forth on social media, with Braun even making a public plea with Swift at one point to put aside their differences after claiming he and his family received anonymous death threats.
Swift wrote on Monday that she never even had the chance to redeem her masters.
“I would have to sign a document that would silence me forever before I could even have a chance to bid on my own job. My legal team said this was absolutely NOT normal and that they had never seen such an NDA presented unless it was to silence an assault accuser by paying them back. He never even wanted to give my team a prize. These master recordings were not for sale to me. ”
She said she was only made aware that Braun was selling his masters after receiving a letter from a private equity firm, Shamrock Holdings, letting her know that they had purchased his music, videos and album art. ‘album.
“It was the second time that my music was sold without my knowledge. Swift continued. “The letter told me that they wanted to contact before the sale to let me know, but that Scooter Braun had demanded that they do not make any contact with me or my team, otherwise the deal would be messed up. ”
Swift also posted a photo of a letter she wrote to Shamrock Holdings. CNN contacted Shamrock Holdings.
Swift’s last two albums, “Lover” and “Folklore” were released by Universal Music Group. She said in her post that she had also started re-recording her old music which she described as “exciting” and “creative fulfilling”.
She ended her open letter by writing, “I love you guys and I will continue to sail, as they say. “