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Taylor Swift is furious that she has lost rights for her first 6 albums

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The American singer Taylor Swift wrote on Tumblr on Sunday that she is “sad and disgusted” that the well-known manager Scooter Braun has bought the rights to her previously released music albums.

Braun has bought Big Machine Records for 300 million dollars and that includes Swift’s music.

Big Machine Records would have made it clear to her in 2015 that she could not buy the rights to her albums herself, when Snapchat’s CEO Evan Spiegel held conversations to take over the company. According to Swift, she was only given the opportunity to “earn back” her albums one by one for every new album she would make. But she decided to leave the label.

“I left because I knew that Scott Borchetta [the former CEO of Big Machine Records] would sell the label once I signed the contract, and so did me and my future,” she writes. “I had to make the extremely painful decision to leave and leave my past behind. It is about music that I have written in my bedroom and videos that I have been able to make from the money that I earned with performances in bars and later in clubs, concert halls and stadiums. ”

Even when artists write and perform their own music, it is not automatically their property. A music lawyer specialized in a blog for SonicBids explained that producers, audio engineers, music labels and recording studios, like the artist himself, can all partly be the owners of a music recording.

“People who are involved in music recording alongside the artist can claim that their contribution is also copyrighted and that they are therefore co-owners,” can be read in the blog.

Swift has no ownership rights on her first six albums that were released between 2006 and 2017, due to a record deal she signed when she was 15.

“Some remarkable facts about today’s news,” she writes on Tumblr. “I heard at the same time as the rest of the world that Scooter Braun bought my music. The only thing I could think of was the man’s many years of manipulative harassment. “

Swift is referring to an argument between herself and Kanye West, a former Braun customer. In 2009, West interrupted the speech Swift made to win the Best Female Video award at the MTV Video Music Awards, saying Beyoncé should have won.

That struggle dragged on for years, with West apologizing again, and then not. In 2016 he released the song “Famous” with the sentence: “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous. ”

Swift referred to that song when she won the Album of the Year prize at the Grammy Awards in 2016. “As the first woman to have won the” Album of the Year “twice at the Grammys, I want to tell all the young people present that you will meet people trying to undermine your success.”

“If you just concentrate on your work and don’t get distracted by people like that, then one day you will look around and discover that you owe it to yourself and the people who love you that you have come that far. “

West insisted that Swift had given permission for the text. Shortly after the speech at the Grammy Awards, his wife Kim Kardashian posted a video clip on Snapchat of a telephone conversation between West and Swift that seemed to confirm his reading.

Swift spokesmen say that she had just protested against the song because of the “extremely woman-unfriendly message”. In a video clip, West also showed a nude wax statue of Swift in a bed, which she labeled as “revenge porn.”

Braun was West’s manager at the time. Swift is convinced that Braun is responsible for the “manipulative teasing”. She came up with an example in her post this weekend: Justin Bieber once posted a screenshot of a FaceTime conversation between him, West and Braun on Instagram, with the caption “Taylor Swift what up”.

Bieber responded with a photo on Instagram of him and Swift with a long caption, in which he first of all apologized for “that nasty Instagram post” of the time that was “unsavory and insensitive.” He then defends Braun and writes that the manager has nothing against Swift, on the contrary.

“Both Scooter and I have nothing negative to say about you and we both genuinely want the best for you,” says Bieber.

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