Taylor Swift ‘Sad and Grossed Out’ by Big Machine Acquisition – Variety

Monday, July 1, 2019

Taylor Swift has described herself as “sad and grossed out” by Scooter Braun’s acquisition of Big Machine Records, which holds the rights to her entire catalog up through 2017’s “Reputation,” calling the deal “my worst case scenario.” Swift said she was shocked to first learn of the transfer of her work through news accounts Sunday morning. Braun declined Variety‘s requests for comment.

Swift posted her impassioned reaction in a Tumblr post, which reads:“For years I asked, pleaded for a chance to own my work. Instead I was given an opportunity to sign back up to Big Machine Records and ‘earn’ one album back at a time, one for every new one I turned in. I walked away because I knew once I signed that contract, Scott Borchetta would sell the label, thereby selling me and my future. I had to make the excruciating choice to leave behind my past. Music I wrote on my bedroom floor and videos I dreamed up and paid for from the money I earned playing in bars, then clubs, then arenas, then stadiums.

Source: Taylor Swift ‘Sad and Grossed Out’ by Big Machine Acquisition – Variety

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Sounds like Scott Borchetta as evil as any record executive industry could be?

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Acosta Tries to Embarrass Trump, but the President Had the Perfect Retort

Monday, July 1, 2019

“No, not at all,” Trump shot back. “I don’t really care about offending people. I sort of thought you’d know that.”

Source: Acosta Tries to Embarrass Trump, but the President Had the Perfect Retort

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Pretty funny zinger.

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