Did Taylor Swift Refuse To Buy Her Catalog Back, Scooter Braun Explains

In his recent interview with Variety, the Big Machine Label Group owner and manager, Scooter Braun opened up about his longtime feud with Taylor Swift related to ownership of the rights of her songs. Braun explained whether Swift refused to buy her catalog back or not.

It has been known that Taylor Swift has been fighting for the rights of her first six albums for a long time. She signed the deal with the Big Machine Label Group when she was a teenager. Since then, the group has owned the rights of ‘Taylor Swift,’ ‘Fearless,’ ‘Speak Now,’  ‘Red,’ ‘1989’ and ‘Reputation.’ However, later, she wanted to buy the rights of her albums.

In 2020, Scooter Braun purchased the Big Machine Label Group with a deal of approximately $350 million. Taylor Swift reacted to this purchase because Braun would own the rights to her six albums and she couldn’t have any control over her works. While Taylor was blaming Braun for bullying her, Braun claimed that he wanted to connect with Swift about that issue but his offer was refused.

During the recent interview, Braun opened up about the issue once again after Taylor Swift had shared that she tried to negotiate with him but his team wanted to silence her on her social media accounts. He stated that he is very sad about this problem between him and Swift and he believes that everything can be solved with the help of communication. 

Bruan explained the situation saying:

“I regret and it makes me sad that Taylor had that reaction to the deal.

All of what happened has been very confusing and not based on anything factual. I don’t know what story she was told. I asked for her to sit down with me several times, but she refused. I offered to sell her the catalog back and went under NDA, but her team refused. It all seems very unfortunate.

Open communication is important and can lead to understanding. She and I only met briefly three or four times in the past, and all our interactions were really friendly and kind. I find her to be an incredibly talented artist and wish her nothing but the best.”

According to Braun’s claims, his attempts failed because Swift didn’t want to meet with him to talk about her catalog. He described the situation as very unfortunate by reflecting his sadness about Swift and her team refusing to buy her catalog back.