Friday, June 21, 2024

Cher Puts the Whole Taylor Swift-Scooter Braun Song Ownership Fight in Perspective with One Succinct Tweet


 Cher has put the whole Taylor Swift-Scooter Braun Big Machine fight in perspective with one succinct Tweet. In capital letters, she writes: BABE, THIS SHIT HAS BEEN HAPPENING SINCE MILLION SELLING ARTISTS WERE PAID OFF WITH A CADILLACE AND A BOTTLE OF JACK! she adds a unhappy emoji and finishes: “I’m sorry Scooter.”

Record company executives have indeed been swindling songwriters for all of eternity. Wilson Pickett complained to me many times about his copyrights. Tina Turner wrote in her memoir “I, Tina” that Phil Spector paid her for recording “River Deep Mountain High” with a Thunderbird. Ronnie Spector and Darlene Love had to chase Spector for decades to get their money. And on and on and on.

Cher knows everything. Where is her book already?


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

Read more

In Other News