Taylor Swift reported that the rights to her first six albums were sold to a private equity firm without her knowledge, in the latest dispute over the lucrative work of the pop megastar.
The 30-year-old singer has become one of the most profitable musicians in the world after more than a decade of hits, including “Shake It Off” and “I Knew You Were Trouble.”
But last year he began to publicly clash with music mogul Scooter Braun, who runs pop stars Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, after his company decided to acquire a majority stake in the bulk of his recordings.
On Monday night, Swift said on Twitter that she had been actively trying to regain control of her master recordings for the past year, after an article in entertainment magazine Variety said that Braun had sold the assets for 300 million euros. Dollars.
But despite trying to negotiate with Braun, he said his team “received a letter from a private equity company called Shamrock Holdings” announcing that it had bought his music, videos and covers.
This was the second time my music was sold without my knowledge, ”he wrote, adding that he had started re-recording his first songs. Braun has yet to respond to Swift’s tweet.
The artist set out last year to regain control of her first six albums by again making her own master recordings. He said at the time that he was contractually allowed to do so starting this month.
The dispute between Swift and Braun flared for months last year after the industry mogul bought Big Machine, the singer’s record label for more than a decade.
At one point, the singer said that Big Machine had prohibited her from performing her songs on television or releasing a Netflix documentary, something the company