Braun’s firm, Ithaca Holdings, recently acquired Big Machine Label Group, the document label Swift belonged to from her debut album to 2017’s “Reputation.” The acquisition prompted Swift to pen a blog on Tumblr about how upset she was over Braun having management over her music catalog. The “You Need To Calm Down” singer mentioned Braun “stripped her of her life’s work,” tried to “dismantle” her profession and bullied her for years.
“All I could think about was the incessant, manipulative bullying I’ve received at his hands for years,” she wrote in her weblog publish. “Like when Kim Kardashian orchestrated an illegally recorded snippet of a phone call to be leaked after which Scooter bought his two purchasers collectively to bully me on-line about it. (See picture) Or when his consumer, Kanye West, organized a revenge porn music video which strips my body naked.”
The singer left Universal Music Group final 12 months and later referred to as Braun buying her earlier music catalog the “worst case scenario.”
Urie, who collaborated with Swift on the one “ME!”, went on to name Braun a “fucking asshole” within the Twitch video, and puzzled aloud if it was even authorized for Braun to have the catalog.
“I thought that was illegal to do a business turn behind the people who wrote the stuff,” he mentioned. “Like you can’t do it without their knowledge. There’s a certain amount of time legally that you have to let the people know…like there’s gotta be a precedent for that—not toxic masculinity. I stand with Taylor, of course: It’s a shit show to learn how awful people can be…just for some profit…and maybe some clout.”
Outside of Braun, Swift’s weblog publish additionally lambasted Big Machine Label Group founder Scott Borchetta, who she mentioned refused to let her personal her personal music or enable her to buy it again.
“This is what happens when you sign a deal at fifteen to someone for whom the term ‘loyalty’ is clearly just a contractual concept. And when that man says ‘Music has value’, he means its value is beholden to men who had no part in creating it.”
In addition to Urie including his two cents on the drama, the hashtag #WeStandWithTaylor has since gone viral. However, Braun and Borchetta even have supporters. Stars like Demi Lovato, Sia and Bieber have come to their defense on social media.