Friday, July 12, 2024

Exclusive: Disney Family Source Says They Have Nothing to Do with Taylor Swift Music Purchase, “They’re Fans”



The Disney family are fans of Taylor Swift. I’m told that Susan Disney Lord, daughter of the late Roy Disney, and her daughters, love Taylor Swift.

So sources around the Disneys wanted me to explain: they have nothing to do with the purchase for $300 million of Taylor Swift’s master recordings from Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta.

The investment fund Shamrock Capital Advisors bought the masters. Shamrock Holdings is the Disney family investment fund. Shamrock Capital is now other people. They used to work for Shamrock Holdings but spun themselves off into a separate entity.

“They started out as a fund underneath the umbrella of Shamrock Holdings Inc but left after Roy Disney passed away 10 years ago,” says a source. “The Disneys know nothing about it.”

But you see? That’s how ‘folklore’ starts!

My source says, perhaps naively: “I know these guys at Shamrock are good people, and I have a feeling they’ll try to work with Taylor Swift.”

Hope springs eternal!


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.

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