Taylor Swift master tapes sold by Scooter Braun to investment fund

Sun Online Desk

17th November, 2020 11:08:35 printer

Taylor Swift master tapes sold by Scooter Braun to investment fund

US singer Taylor Swift has confirmed a report that music mogul Scooter Braun has sold the rights to her first six albums.

US entertainment magazine Variety first reported on Monday that Braun had sold the rights - known as masters - to an investment fund.

It said the deal is thought to be worth more than $300 million (£227m).

Writing on Twitter Swift said it was "the second time my music had been sold without my knowledge".

It is the latest development in the dispute between Swift and Braun - Swift has previously accused Braun of trying to "dismantle" her musical legacy.

There has been no initial response from Braun to the Variety report or Swift's remarks. The BBC has sent an email to Braun for comment.

Swift signed a deal with record label Big Machine in 2004 granting them ownership of the master recordings to her first six albums in exchange for a cash advance to kick-start her career.

-BBC


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