Singer Taylor Swift performs onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
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Taylor Swift’s lawyer denies she was given an opportunity to buy back her masters from Big Machine Label Group, as music industry executive Scott Borchetta has claimed.
The public feud, which led to the hashtag trending on Twitter, began Sunday when Scooter Braun’s company, Ithaca Holdings, announced it will acquire Borchetta’s Big Machine Label Group. Swift began her career at the label, where she remained until she signed with Universal Music Group in November 2018.
After the acquisition was announced, Swift took to Tumblr, calling the acquisition — which includes the handing over of her first six albums — her “worst case scenario.”
“For years I asked, pleaded for a chance to own my work. Instead I was given an opportunity to sign back up to Big Machine Records and ‘earn’ one album…