Sunday, May 26, 2024

Taylor Swift Saga: Justin Bieber Manager Scooter Braun Posts Note to Pop Star: “I’m still hopeful we can fix this”


Scooter Braun, who made a fortune managing Justin Bieber, is the guy who bought Taylor Swift’s former record company, Big Machine. Taylor Swift’s fans have targeted him, he says, as the villain in this saga of ownership of Swift’s master recordings. He essentially became a partner with Taylor’s former boss, Scott Borchetta. With the heat on, Braun has posted a note to Swift on Instagram after receiving, he says, threats at home.

Is it a note of conciliation? It reads a little passive aggressive. It sounds like he’s blaming Taylor for the threats, for not speaking up again since them. And why isn’t this being handled by their high powered attorneys? Why is it being negotiated on social media? Very peculiar.

Taylor’s response is going to come Sunday on the American Music Awards. She’s very clever. Will she break into “Give Peace a Chance”? We’ll see…

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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.

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