Kelly Clarkson has offered support and advice to Taylor Swift after the YouNeed To Calm Down singer's entire back catalogue was acquired by pop managerScooter Braun
Kelly Clarkson had some sage advice for Taylor Swift Saturday, following the pop star's outspoken criticisms of Scooter Braun. "@taylorswift13 just a thought, U should go in & re-record all the songs that U don’t own the masters on exactly how U did them but put brand new art & some kind of incentive so […]
Disney star Cameron Boyce died at age 20. Aziz Ansari opened up about the past sexual misconduct allegation. Ariana Grande reflected on losing Mac Miller, and her relationship with Pete Davidson. ASAP Rocky is allegedly being held in inhumane conditions while in a Swedish jail. Taylor Swift beat Kylie Jenner as the highest-paid star.
Given a worldwide audience via her exclusive concert for Amazon Prime members to celebrate "Prime Day," Taylor Swift took the opportunity for some payback on recent career developments. Swift recently admitted she was "grossed out" when she learned that manager Scooter Braun had purchased her former label, Big Machine. That meant he controlled her master […]
Taylor Swift has landed the number one spot on Forbes' 2019 Celebrity 100 List, which ranks the world’s highest-paid entertainers.
Whatever bad blood Taylor Swift may have with former associates, her credit is certainly good. Swift tops Forbes' Celebrity 100, the magazine's annual list of top-paid entertainers, with estimated 2019 earnings of $185 million. It's the second time she's come in at No. 1 — after she previously led the pack for 2016 — making […]
In the wake of Sunday’s blockbuster announcement that Scooter Braun has acquired Scott Borchetta’s Big Machine Label Group — and with it the rights to Taylor Swift’s first six albums — most reports have noted that Swift could have purchased the rights to her music and/or the label itself. While that is true, the playing […]
The drama between Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun continues to escalate after her attorney said she was never given a chance to buy back her music.
Choreographer Emma Portner does not have fond memories of working with Justin Bieber. Portner collaborated with the “Sorry” singer on multiple projects, including starring in his 2015 video for “Life Is Worth Living” and doing choreography for his 2016 Purpose World Tour, which he abruptly cancelled amid personal problems.
In the ongoing public feud between Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun, Panic! at the Disco front man Brendon Urie is showing his support for the "Me!" singer. Urie said on Twitch: "It just like broke my heart. I read Taylor's statement and I was like, 'That sounds about right,' you know. Toxic dudes doing toxic […]
Taylor Swift ripped into talent manager Scooter Braun on Sunday, saying his acquisition of Big Machine Records — and, therefore, the rights to her music catalog up to 2017’s “Reputation” — left her “sad and grossed out.”“I learned about Scooter Braun’s purchase of my masters as it was announced to the world. All I could think about was the incessant, manipulative bullying I’ve received at his hands for years,” Swift posted on Tumblr.“[He] has stripped me of my life’s work, that I wasn’t given an opportunity to buy. Essentially, my musical legacy is about to lie in the hands of someone who tried to dismantle it.”Braun or his reps have yet to respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.Also Read: Taylor Swift Signs Global Record Deal With Universal Music GroupHer entire post is below: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 back at a time, one for every new one I turned in. I walked away because I knew once I signed that contract, Scott Borchetta would sell the label, thereby selling me and my future. I had to make the excruciating choice to leave behind my past. Music I wrote on my bedroom floor and videos I dreamed up and paid for from the money I earned playing in bars, then clubs, then arenas, then stadiums. Some fun facts about today’s news: I learned about Scooter Braun’s purchase of my masters as it was announced to the world. All I could think about was the incessant, manipulative bullying I’ve received at his hands for years.Like when Kim Kardashian orchestrated an illegally recorded snippet of a phone call to be leaked and then Scooter got his two clients together to bully me online about it. (See photo) Or when his client, Kanye West, organized a revenge porn music video which strips my body naked. Now Scooter has stripped me of my life’s work, that I wasn’t given an opportunity to buy. Essentially, my musical legacy is about to lie in the hands of someone who tried to dismantle it.This is my worst case scenario. This is what happens when you sign a deal at fifteen to someone for whom the term ‘loyalty’ is clearly just a contractual concept. And when that man says ‘Music has value’, he means its value is beholden to men who had no part in creating it.When I left my masters in Scott’s hands, I made peace with the fact that eventually he would sell them. Never in my worst nightmares did I imagine the buyer would be Scooter. Any time Scott Borchetta has heard the words ‘Scooter Braun’ escape my lips, it was when I was either crying or trying not to. He knew what he was doing; they both did. Controlling a woman who didn’t want to be associated with them. In perpetuity. That means forever.Thankfully, I am now signed to a label that believes I should own anything I create. Thankfully, I left my past in Scott’s hands and not my future. And hopefully, young artists or kids with musical dreams will read this and learn about how to better protect themselves in a negotiation. You deserve to own the art you make.I will always be proud of my past work. But for a healthier option, Lover will be out August 23.Sad and grossed out”Also Read: Taylor Swift Pens Open Letter to Tennessee Senator in Support of Equality ActSwift punctuated her message with an emoji of a broken heart. Swift has sold more than 50 million albums and 150 million single downloads, received 10 Grammys, an Emmy, 23 American Music Awards and holds six Guinness World Records. Forbes recently estimated her net worth at $360 million, with her 2018 “Reputation” Stadium Tour the highest-grossing tour in U.S. history at $266.1 million.Demi Lovato, Justin Bieber, Tori Kelly and Amber Riley are among Braun’s current clients.Read original story Taylor Swift Accuses Scooter Braun of ‘Incessant, Manipulative Bullying’ After He Acquires Her Catalog At TheWrap
While Swift using her platform to get political is applause-worthy, many have issues with this song and video.
The former friends have buried the hatchet, judging from Perry's shock cameo in Swift's latest music video.
Taylor Swift has gone from the personal pride of her seven-week-old single, "Me!," and moved on to Pride with a capital P in its just-released followup, "You Need to Calm Down" (exclamation point only implied this time). It's in a long line of anti-haters singles from Swift, but this time she's returning fire not just […]
Photo illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos Getty and InstagramNo more bad blood between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, according to Perry’s latest Instagram post. The “Roar” singer shared a photo of a plate of chocolate chip cookies bearing the phrase “PEACE AT LAST” in red frosting. She tagged Swift and captioned the shot “feels good” followed by a heart emoji. It’s safe to assume that Swift probably baked the cookies—she enthusiastically reminds people of her love of the domestic pastime whenever the opportunity arises. The plate was also decorated with rainbow sprinkle-adorned peace signs. If we somehow still didn’t get the message, the photo’s location is tagged “Let’s Be Friends.” The post marks the end of a five-year feud between the pop stars that began with a messy dispute over backup dancers. Basically, Swift hired dancers for her Red tour who had previously danced for Perry. Those dancers allegedly left a few months into the tour to join Perry on her Prism tour. Swift told her side of the story, without naming Perry, in a Rolling Stone interview in 2014. “She did something so horrible,” Swift told Rolling Stone. “She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me.” Until that point, they had been friends, or at least friends in the sense that they posed for pictures together at awards shows. This Katy Perry and Taylor Swift Feud Is So Damn TiringPerry’s post (to which Swift replied with a barrage of heart emojis) has given fans reason to believe they have finally buried the hatchet. But the saccharine reconciliation feels a little too familiar. In fact, the famous frenemies had already reconciled, on Instagram no less, when Perry sent Swift a literal olive branch on the opening night of her Reputation tour last May. So why post about their renewed friendship now, a year after the feud supposedly ended? Well, both Swift and Perry are in the process of releasing new music. In April, Swift released the single “Me!” and corresponding music video, a colorful collaboration with Panic! At the Disco’s Brandon Urie. The video was packed with Easter eggs teasing her upcoming album. Perry also released a single, titled “Never Really Over,” in May. Both releases essentially flopped; “Me!” is the first lead single from a Taylor Swift album not to hit No. 1 on the charts in its first week, according to Vulture. And “Never Really Over," touted as Perry’s comeback, failed to inspire any buzz. The timing of the friendship cookie picture, guaranteed to leave the internet reeling, is, uh, interesting. This wouldn’t be the first time Swift’s heavily publicized feuds with fellow celebrities aligned with the release of new music. She first spoke about the backup dancer dispute in Rolling Stone while promoting her album 1989, describing it as the inspiration behind the song “Bad Blood.” The “Bad Blood” music video featured Swift’s roster of supermodel BFFs (and, for some reason, Mariska Hargitay) clad in dominatrix apparel and dangling nunchucks. It was an immediate hit when it premiered in 2015. For the release of her Reputation album in 2017, Swift once again embraced drama, this time targeting Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. The Taylor Swift/Kanye West feud is Shakespearian in its length and complexity, but essentially, it came to a head in 2016 when Kardashian, in defense of her husband, accused Swift of being a “snake.” Rather than brushing the insult off, Swift decided to make it a defining aspect of her brand. She released Reputation’s lead single, “Look What You Made Me Do,” as a petty, spiteful declaration that the “old Taylor” was dead and the new Taylor, apparently, was very into reptiles. In the single’s music video, she sits in a throne wearing diamond-encrusted serpentine jewelry as live snakes slither around her. Of course, her merch was all snake-themed, and at the climax of her Reputation concert, she was joined on stage by a gigantic inflatable cobra. As for Wednesday’s reconciliation Instagram post, maybe there is a collaboration between the two pop stars in the works. Or maybe Swift is finally ready to put catty celebrity feuds in her past. She is 30 now, after all. But knowing Swift, it’s probably the former. Subtlety may not be her strong suit, but she sure has powerful marketing instincts. Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.