Taylor Swift can be one of the most successful musicians of all time, but even this does not protect him from the terrible hustle of the music industry.
The singer released a note about his Tumblr Sunday afternoon shortly after the announcement that Scooter Braun (known for managing Justin Bieber and Arian Grande, among others) was to buy her back catalog.
Big Machine Label Group, Swift's former label and owner of her footage from her first release in 2006 reputation, sold to Braun as part of a $ 300 million deal, the Billboard reports.
Noting that news came out at the same time as everyone else, Swift wrote to Tumblr: "All I could think about was the constant, manipulative abuse I've had in his hands for years," he calls when Braun's client, Kanye West, "Organized revenge on pornographic music video that takes off my naked body," among other things.
"My scooter took my life off, which I did not give to buy. In essence, my musical heritage will soon lie in the hands of someone who tried to break it down.
Swift continues with the note:
"When I left the masters in Scott's hands, I was reconciled with the fact that they would eventually sell them. Never in my worst nightmares I imagined that the buyer would be Scooter. Whenever Scott Borchett heard the words "Scooter Braun" escaped from my lips, it was when I was crying or trying not. He knew what he was doing; both of you. Controlling a woman who did not want to be associated with them. Forever. That means forever.
With its huge platform, it will be interesting to see if and how things will change in the next few days. (Recall when Swift wrote an open letter to Apple and made the company change its policy regarding paying artists.)
Swift explains how he hopes young people will "read this and learn how to better protect themselves in negotiations. You decide to own the art you create."
There is no way Braun wants such disappointment and sorrow that follows his big purchase.