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?
@taylorswift13 ….BABE,THIS SHIT HAS BEEN HAPPENING SINCE MILLION SELLING ARTISTS WERE PAID OFF WITH A CADILLAC & A BOTTLE OF
— Cher (@cher) November 16, 2019