According to Forbes, Taylor Swift was crowned Wednesday the highest paid celebrity in the world, with more than $ 185 million in revenue over the past year. But music industry insiders blame the star for "playing the victim" in its attack on Scooter Braun last week for buying its old label, Big Machine Records, and say it could have taken it -even.
After Braun bought the label, Swift wrote: "Scooter has deprived me of all the work he has done in my life, I have not had the opportunity to buy it" and "This is what that happens when you sign a fifteen-year contract.
But one insider said about Swift: "Everyone knows that she plays the victim. She has five houses, a private jet. She even calls her boyfriend [UK actor Joe Alwyn]. She sends a plane to London to pick him up and bring her to her when she needs him. "
Swift wrote in the long post: "For years, I asked, I pleaded for a chance to own my job. Instead, I had the opportunity to re-register with Big Machine Records and "win" one album at a time, one for each new album sold. "
But one source pointed out that Swift came from a family of finance professionals and that his father, Scott, was a Big Machine shareholder.
"She missed the fact that someone acquired the company. She could have bought it! "Is exclaimed a source of the case. "His father is a multimillionaire shareholder. It's a commercial transaction and she did everything for her. "
Another insider told us that Swift had been trying to buy his masters – and etiquette – several times, but had met some conditions.
"It was a good deal. She tried to buy it a few times, but they would not let her check Scooter, "the source said.
Swift's lawyer, Donald Passman, said:[Big Machine CEO] Scott Borchetta has never given Taylor Swift the opportunity to buy his masters, or etiquette, with a check such as he apparently does for others. "
Swift presented the Amazon Music Prime Day concert last night and released his first album for Republic on August 23rd.
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