On November 16, the American pop star confirmed on social networks information published in the press. The rights to his first six albums were sold for the second time in less than two years, and still without his approval.
“Once again, the catalog of Taylor Swift’s works has been sold. And once again, the singer’s dissatisfaction is strong ”, Write the New York Times. This is the magazine Variety who broke the news: Seventeen months after buying the rights to the American pop star’s first six albums by acquiring Big Machine, the Nashville label that launched her, the artistic agent and producer Scooter Braun sold them to an investment fund.
A story with precedents
The buyer, Shamrock Capital, has paid more than $ 300 million to seize the rights to the original recordings of the albums Taylor Swift, Fearless, Speak Now, Red, 1989 and Reputation, report it Los Angeles Times. The reaction of the singer, 30 years old, was not long in coming. On November 16, the former country prodigy, who has become a global pop icon, posted a statement on Twitter denouncing the sale, which was carried out like the previous one without his consent. She says she tried in vain, with her lawyers, to recover her rights to her work.
“In many ways, Braun’s purchase of Big Machine was a transaction