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Entertainment Elizabeth Warren Weighs In on Taylor Swift's Dispute With Big Machine: 'It's Time to Rein In Private Equity Firms'

14:50  17 november  2019
14:50  17 november  2019 Source:   billboard.com

Taylor Swift claims backstage drama with former record label led to 'bullying' allegations

  Taylor Swift claims backstage drama with former record label led to 'bullying' allegations Taylor Swift has opened up about the backstage drama that caused her public feud with music executive Scooter Braun. Earlier this year, Swift accused Scott Borchetta — the president of her former record label, Big Machine Records — of selling Braun the rights to her music without her knowledge. Borchetta and Braun both claimed that Swift knew of the deal but didn't act on it, and so a game of He Said, She Said played out publicly between the trio.Now, in a new interview with Music Week, Swift hinted that it was the alleged behind-the-scenes drama that led to her writing an open letter back in June, in which she accused Braun of "manipulative bullying".

It ' s time to rein in private equity firms —and I've got a plan for that." Halsey, Selena Gomez, Camila Cabello and more were among the artists that quickly showed support for Swift in the wake of the conflict. Big Machine countered back at Swift ' s accusations, saying her statements were "based on

Taylor Swift ' s fight with Big Machine is getting support from Elizabeth Warren , AOC and Cher. Celebrities and politicians, including Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren , are weighing in on Taylor It ' s time to rein in private equity firms — and I've got a plan for that."

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has joined a number of public figures and celebrities taking to social media to comment on Taylor Swift's battle with Scott Borchetta, head of Big Machine Label Group, and Scooter Braun, the company's new owner.

On Thursday night (Nov. 14), Swift penned a letter on social media claiming that Borchetta and Braun, whose Ithaca Holdings acquired Big Machine Label Group (and Swift's entire six-album catalog with the label) in June, were not allowing her to perform a medley of her earlier hits at this year's American Music Awards, where she'll be honored as Artist of the Decade, or to use her older music in a forthcoming Netflix documentary. She also called out the private equity corporation the Carlyle Group, "who put up money for the sale of my music to these two men."

Elizabeth Warren wearing a microphone © Nathan Klima for The Boston Globe via Getty Images Elizabeth Warren On Saturday (Nov. 16), Warren tied Swift's situation in to her own platform in her run for office in 2020.

Why Taylor Swift won't be able to confront Scooter Braun at AMAs

  Why Taylor Swift won't be able to confront Scooter Braun at AMAs The pop star, who's been feuding with the music exec for months, is said to be planning an epic clapback at the American Music Awards on Nov. 24.According to a Nov. 20 report from TMZ, Scooter Braun -- the music manager and exec who purchased Taylor's old label over the summer -- will not be in attendance at the AMAs in Los Angeles on Nov. 24. Instead, he'll be on the other side of the country, in Tampa, Florida, to support client Ariana Grande, who's on tour.

"Unfortunately, @TaylorSwift13 is one of many whose work has been threatened by a private equity firm," Warren wrote in a statement on Twitter. "They're gobbling up more and more of our economy, costing jobs and crushing entire industries. It's time to rein in private equity firms—and I've got a plan for that."

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Halsey, Selena Gomez, Camila Cabello and more were among the artists that quickly showed support for Swift in the wake of the conflict.

Big Machine countered back at Swift's accusations, saying her statements were "based on false information," while a spokeswoman for Swift said, "Please notice in Big Machine’s statement, they never actually deny either claim Taylor said last night in her post."

Over the summer, Swift alleged that Braun’s new ownership of her master recordings was her "worst case scenario," claiming that he'd engaged in a campaign of "incessant, manipulative bullying" against her for years.

Taylor Swift Beats Michael Jackson's Record for Most American Music Awards .
The singer won her record-breaking 25th award at the star-studded show on Sunday.At the 2018 AMAs, Swift broke the record for the most-awarded female artist with a grand total of 23 wins. Then, when the 2019 AMAs announced this year's list of nominees, it was revealed that Swift would be honored with the Artist of the Decade award.

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