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"scooter braun" Discussed on Business Wars
"And so that certainly put a lot of women her sales, I think. She took on the much bigger battle. At least for herself of going up against scooter and there was no polling patches from the asset when she used terms like toxic male privilege and things like that. It's like she was really going for it on every level. How Scooter Braun responded to any of this recently. He responded, I think, very reluctantly. My colleague Shirley halperin did an onstage interview with him. Maybe 6 months a year into that controversy and what she addressed it for the first time. And he sort of took a can't we all get along attitude and hit his haul kind of rap at that time. We should be dealing with these things privately and Taylor won't talk to me. She only talks through the press or through these statements. And he took a very kind of like, I don't really understand why she's doing this kind of attitude and seemed as he spoke to be kind of more of a regular guy talking than this mogul exercising his clout. And so I think depending on whose side you're on, you think the other person is the bully. So Taylor certainly used the word bully from the outset as soon as she started going after Scooter Braun and scooter hasn't used the word bully, but I've seen a lot of people who support him. Say no, Taylor is the one bullying him and she wouldn't talk to him and listen. What do you think about her strategy to rerelease some of those original albums, you know, rerecording? I mean, we'd seen something like that before I think, no? We stretched defined past examples, and I think it really was a stretch to compare it to anything that's ever happened in the past because any time performers rerecorded their old material, which happens a lot over the years.
"scooter braun" Discussed on Business Wars
"Thanksgiving 2019. Swift is in her New York apartment with close friends, hosting a friendsgiving dinner. Supermodel Gigi Hadid passes the Brussels sprouts to fellow model Martha hunt. Queer eye chef antoni porowski sits across from them. Swift sips from her wine glass and stands up. All right, I'm going to get the pie. All right. All right, bath time. Swift walks into the kitchen. She left her phone on the counter in an attempt to enjoy dinner. But she can't help but notice when it lights up with an email, and the sender is Scooter Braun. Swift quickly scans his email. She'd reached out after she'd heard about the death threats. Now, he's saying he wants to begin negotiations for her to buy back her masters. Swift keeps reading. Before we share any financial records, I'd like you to sign an NDA saying you will not speak about me ever again unless it's positive. Swift frowns. Braun wants her to sign a document that would force her to keep quiet forever. Before she bids for her own work. And he doesn't even quote her a price. To swift, this doesn't seem like a genuine offer. Just then, her friend Gigi walks in. Hey, are you okay? Swift tries to smile. Yeah, it's just work stuff. She puts down her phone. The smell of baking apple pie wafts through the kitchen as she carefully takes it from the oven. As she goes through the motions of being a good hostess, her mind whirs as she calculates how best to respond to brawn. Finally, she lands on something
"scooter braun" Discussed on Business Wars
"Are selfish, cruel, evil. What? What's happening? He scrolls down. I'm shattered, how can this be happening in 2019? Is this the real world we live in, a male dominated world with no excuses, shame on you? And then, he notices something. A lot of the tweets are linking back to a Taylor Swift message that she just posted. He clicks on her tweet. It accuses borchetta Braun and big machine of blocking her from performing a medley of her older songs at the upcoming American Music Awards, or to use them in a Netflix documentary about her. Swift tells her fans borchetta and Braun would only allow her to perform her songs if she agreed not to rerecord copycat versions of her songs next year. Or to even speak negatively about them. And her infuriated fans are circling brawn. Braun can't believe that swift is weaponized her millions of fans. He's outraged and feels her actions are unprofessional and reckless. The fans are barraging brawn and borchetta with tweets, demanding that they give Taylor back her masters. It's borchetta. Scooter, we got a situation here. No kidding. My phone's on fire. Yeah, mine too, but it's not just the tweets. Our offices have been getting tons of threatening phone calls and emails. Ron leans forward in his chair. Oh no, you mean like death threats? Yeah. My employees are scared for their lives. I'm about to shut down the office for everyone's safety. I'm really worried someone's going to bomb the place. Oh, man. I'll do whatever you gotta do to keep everyone safe. We have to get in front of this. Let's have the publicists start working on a statement. We need to fight back through the media. I can't have Taylor ruining my public reputation. All right, let's do it. Talk later brother. Borchetta hangs up. Braun sits quietly for a moment. Stunned. And then, he reads a new Instagram DM. Hi, why don't you just die with your children? I'll buy a gun tomorrow and shoot you all in the head. Holy. This is serious. Brawn is terrified. These swift fans are threatening his life. All because of something she tweeted. He has to do something to make all this stop. So a few days later, he posts on Instagram and begs swift to meet with him. Borchetta and Braun release a statement, making it clear that swift can perform her songs at the American Music Awards. Swift got what she wanted by going public with her frustration. Though she probably didn't expect fans to send death threats against borchetta and brawn and his family. Braun wants to make amends, that's clear, and that puts swift in a tight spot. She worries that if they meet privately in strike a truce, it will appear that she's caved to a bully. She has to decide what to do, and soon, because as long as things are unsettled, the swifties are an unpredictable force.
"scooter braun" Discussed on Business Wars
"In the last episode is Taylor Swift grew increasingly self confident. So did her discontent with her label, big machine. So she jumped ship for universal. That was a gut punch for borchetta. Scooter Braun saw an opening and approached borchetta with a deal to buy big machine. And with that purchase, came swift's masters from her early albums. In this episode, swift fights back by deploying her own, varied dangerous weapon. The swifties. And brawn pulls out all the stops to protect the 300 $1 million asset. He just bought from borchetta. This is episode three. Revenge of the swifties. June 2019, Chicago, Illinois. A group of friends are at a bar watching a baseball game. The news interrupts the coverage. Taylor Swift is blessing manager to the star Scooter Braun, Braun, who manages Justin Bieber just acquired the rights to her entire catalog up through 20 17s reputation. In a poster tumbler, she called the sale, my worst case scenario, swift says she's been bullied by Braun for years and signs up. One guy in the group slammed down his beer and shakes his head. Oh, come on. Taylor Swift's been bullied. She's always playing the victim. His girlfriend intervenes. Hey Jack, that's not fair. I think she's genuinely upset that this guy bought her songs. It's like he owns her. Their friend interrupts. Look, she made a mistake and got into business with someone without doing her homework, but how long does she have to pay for that? For Christ's sake, Jack, she was just a teenager. You would have done the same damn thing. I don't know. I just have a hard time feeling sorry for Taylor Swift of all people. I go cry me a river on your private jet. The girlfriend takes a sip of her beer. Either way, I hope she does rerecord her old stuff. Wait, wait, what? Oh, you didn't see that? Kelly Clarkson tweeted that Taylor Swift should rerecord her old songs. Kelly Clarkson, a former American idol winner turned daytime TV host, posted on Twitter that swift should rerecord all the songs she doesn't own the masters to. Just approve a point. That's so weird. Well, I'd stream them. Kelly Clarkson's suggestion is not really that unheard of. In 2018, pop singer JoJo rerecorded her early albums because of a fight over the masters with her former label. Def Leppard released what it called forgeries of its hit songs while fighting with its label. And in the 60s, the Everly brothers rerecorded versions of their recent hits when they signed to a new label. And that is something labels don't want repeated. To deter artists from doing this, now contracts usually have clauses barring artists from releasing rerecorded work from its initial release for three to 5 years or more. Swift's exclusivity clause isn't up for more than a year. Scooter Braun doesn't know yet whether she will rerecord or how he'd respond if she does. But he figures he has some time. But so does swift. And she's not wasting any of it. August 2019, scooter bronze office in Beverly Hills. Braun sits behind his desk in panic mode. He's got his elbows on his knees and he's running his hands through his cropped hair. Swift is just announced on Good Morning America that she was going to rerecord her old songs. And that poses a serious problem for Braun. Hello? It's one of bronze investors, a guy who put in big money to help Braun by swift's masters. Scooter, what's this I'm hearing about Taylor Swift planning to rerecord our old songs? Oh, don't worry, that's nothing. It's just taught. It better be just talk. We paid $300 million for those masters. Braun shifts uneasily in his seat. The truth is that if swift does rerecord her old albums, it poses a big problem, and this investor knows it. He plows ahead. Look, she's already proven that she has an incredibly loyal fan base that's the size of a small country. If she re-records those songs, he greatly diminishes the value of our investment. Listen, it just doesn't make any sense for an artist as big as Taylor to rerecord her old material. She'd just be wasting time. Trust me, she'll be focused on making new stuff. Look, I'm expecting these recordings to make us 15 million a year. If they don't, I'm going to be severely annoyed. And my attorney will be making that extremely clear to you. Got it? Braun leans back in his chair and tries to stay calm as he calculates how things might play out. Swift might not follow through on her threat, but that's unlikely given that she's told the whole world that she wants to rerecord her masters. Her contracts exclusivity clause is up in November of 2020. That means he has a little over a year to milk this investment for all its worth. Maybe even find another buyer. But for now, the future value of bronze purchase is under threat. So he decides to fight back the only way he thinks he can. By choking the songbird. What swift doesn't know is that Braun still controls her right to even
"scooter braun" Discussed on Business Wars
"scooter braun" Discussed on Business Wars
"February 2016, the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. Swift sits front row at the Grammy Awards and a red crop top in magenta skirt. Her hair is cut in a sleek straight bob, no more loose country curls. She's waiting nervously to hear the results of album of the year. The announcer opens the envelope. And says two magic words Taylor Swift? Swift's mouth drops open. She stands up and hugs her friend, Selena Gomez. She embraces producer Jack Antonoff, who made the majority of this record with her. And then she strides onto the stage. I want to thank the fans for the last ten years. And the recording academy for giving us this unbelievable honor. I want to thank she begins by thanking her collaborators. And then, she gets serious. And as the first woman to win album of the year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there, there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success. Or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame the crowd cheers. It seems like she's talking about rapper Kanye West, and the way he disturbed during the 2009 VMA awards, a flap which he claims made her famous. And then there was the hugely public scuffle over whether she agreed to allow Kanye to use a lyric in a song about her. Swift keeps going. But if you just focus on the work and you don't let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you're going, you'll look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there. And that will be the greatest feeling in the world. Thank you for this moment. It's a powerful speech. And it's telling that swift does not once mention borchetta, or thank her label. And while many assume it's addressed to west, it could also be about borchetta. 1989 goes on to become not only the most successful album of her career, but one of the top three albums of the entire decade, it sells 5 million copies in its first 9 months, making it the fastest selling album since 2004. But even though Taylor Swift is riding high. It's all about to come crashing down. August 2nd, 2016, Nashville, Tennessee. There's been a lot of media attention lately, so swift is lying low in her apartment. She's lounging in bed with one of her cats on a large white duvet. Just then, one of her cat stands upright and tucks her ears back, making a hilarious expression. She snaps a video of the cat standing up on its hind legs. She's been trying to stay offline lately, but this clip is too cute not to post. What's going on? You feeling less looking like a cat and more like a squirrel today? Mmm um. Yep. She adds it to her Instagram stories. Swift's public image has been at an all time low this summer. There was a controversy over whether swift agreed to allow Kanye to use a lyric in one of his songs. In June, Kim Kardashian said that her husband Kanye had called swift for approval of the lyric. When swift denied it, Kardashian uploaded a tape clip of the call that made it sound as though swift had heard west song and didn't object. Kardashian posted it with the emoji of a snake as if to say that swift was that snake. And then, well, then it felt to swift like the whole Internet turned against her. Anonymous masses calling her a liar and saying that she's playing the victim. So she's been trying to stay off social media and out of the headlines. But just as she looks for her kitty on her Instagram feed, she sees a picture from Justin Bieber. She reads the caption Taylor Swift what up? It's a black and white FaceTime screenshot of Bieber, with Scooter Braun and Kanye West. Swift's heart sinks. There's a lot going on in this one screenshot. The messaging is not that subtle. It signals that Bieber, who she thought of as a friend, is taking sides, Kanye's. And west is now a client of brawn. Swift throws her phone down. She's furious. These guys are ganging up on her. But worst of all, borchetta hasn't publicly spoken out in support of her. And that steams her. Inside the big machine offices on music row in Nashville. Hey Scott? Hey Taylor, how's it going? She holds up her phone, which is open on the Bieber Instagram post. Did you see this? Not good. Uh huh. That thing still kicking around? Yeah. Yeah, it is. I just wish it would all go away. We'll share a nods. I get that. So what did you want to talk about today? Well, I've been thinking about what's next. This is my last album on our deal. After her next record, swift 6 album deal is up at big machine. This means she'll be able to sign to another label, or renegotiate it, big machine. Right. And you know, we'd love to have you stay at the label. This is home for you. Swift wriggles in her seat slightly. Well, I'd be open to exploring that possibility, but in order to resign, I need my master's back. Taylor, I just can't do that. You know I'm exploring selling big machine without your masters, this label is worth a whole lot less. And I need to take that into account. Swift begins to cry. Look, this is the worst summer of my life. I just want to be able to get my master's back and move forward. Why is this so hard for you to understand? Well, we can keep talking about it. And maybe now is not the right time. Swift is facing the fact that her reputation is in shambles. And she has no idea how to mend it. She decides to disappear from public view. Swift will use this time to gather her strength, she'll use this sense of shame as fuel to go through a painful metamorphosis. And when she returns to the stage, her lyrics will be weapons and her new persona will be unrecognizable.
"scooter braun" Discussed on Business Wars
"November 2014, New York City. Swift is in her Tribeca apartment, sitting on the couch in a red plaid flannel shirt with her two cats. It's a text from swift's publicist with a link to a business week article. Swift clicks on it. The headline reads Taylor Swift is the music industry. Well, that's nice. She pulls one of her cats close to her and keeps going. Big machine records founder Scott borchetta and his little known pop act attain mass success in an ailing industry. Little known? A bean sarcastic? From the headline, it sounds as though this is going to be a story about her. It does talk about how her albums actually sell copies in an industry where that's less and less common. But really, it's a profile of borchetta. And he's taking a lot of credit for her success. And her decisions. She calls her publicist. Wait, did you read this? He says he's the person who decided to take my music from Spotify. He's trying to take credit for my decision, as if it was his idea. Yeah, taking care of. We had a quote source close to swift. That would be me. Say Scott is exaggerating his involvement because he's trying to sell the company. Swift nods, satisfying. She'd heard rumblings that borchetta is trying to sell the label before she leaves. Do you think I need to make any comment myself? No. I don't think it's a good look for you to get into a public fight with Scott. Not right now. Scott used a business magazine as his mouthpiece, but remember you have the most powerful weapon of all. Oh yeah? What's that? The swifties. Swift does as her publicist suggests and doesn't say anything publicly. Yet. It won't be long before she's sticks it to borchetta and to all the other men who she thinks have wronged her. When it happens, it will be an abrupt break from her past. Emotionally, and artistically. And it will be done on a far bigger stage. In spectacular fashion. We get support from policy genius. You know, we pay hundreds of dollars per year to protect our homes, our cars, even our phones, but too many of us aren't taking steps to protect our families finances. Mortgage payments, private student loans, other types of debt. They don't just disappear if something happens to you. A life insurance policy can provide your loved ones with financial cushion, they can use to cover those costs and it can provide you with peace of mind that even in a worst case scenario, they'll be protected. Well, policygenius is an insurance marketplace that makes it easy to compare quotes from top companies like AIG and Prudential. In one place to find your lowest price on life insurance. You could say 50% or more on life insurance just by comparing quotes with policy genius. Options start at just $17 per month for half a $1 million of coverage. Don't believe it? Do what I did. I went to policy genius dot com to check out the options for myself. I've had the same insurance for years and just wondered if I could get a better price. Well, I discovered policy genius not only has companies that can offer me lower premiums, but better coverage that fits my own lifestyle and there's home and car insurance bundles on this site, and the way they're presented, it's easy for me to do Apple to Apple comparisons with my current coverage. I can save hundreds, and I bet you can too. Find out. Just head over to policy genius dot com to get personalized quotes in minutes and find the right policy for your needs, and by the way, the licensed agents at policy genius work for you, not the insurance companies. And they're on hand through the entire process to help you understand your options so you can make decisions with confidence. Head on over to policy genius dot com to get your free life insurance quotes and find out how much you could say. If you don't know your numbers, you don't know your business. That's true when your business is growing fast. And even more true when there's a lot of uncertainty. Inflation is running rampant supply chains or clogged in the labor markets tight. What does that mean for margins? But not every business is in the dark because they use net suite by Oracle. The number one cloud financial system. See NetSuite gives you visibility and control of your financials planning, budgeting, and of course inventory. So you can manage risk, get reliable forecasts, and improve those margins. Right now, NetSuite is offering a one of a kind flexible financing program. Head over to NetSuite dot com slash BW
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"July 4th, 2014 at swift's estate on the coast in westerly Rhode Island. Swift stretches out on a sun lounger by the pool. She's wearing a floppy hat and dark sunglasses. Nearby actor Emma Stone reapplied sunscreen while her boyfriend actor Andrew Garfield sips a cold beverage. TV star Lena Dunham floats languidly on an inflatable bed. It's an a list gathering of actors and models. Swift jumps up. Anyone want to bake a cake? Me. I do. A few jump at the suggestion. They run into swift's giant kitchen and get to work. Swift bought this 8 bedroom vacation home last year for $17 million. Could someone grab the butter? I got it. It's not swift's only property. Earlier in the year, she bought Peter Jackson's former Tribeca penthouse for $19 million. She spent $2 million on a Nashville apartment. Though she's rarely there. All right, there's the sugar, awesome. I'm nearly done measuring the flour. It's no accident that her home is swarming with female celebrities. After getting flak on social media for being boy obsessed with guys like John Mayer and Jake Gyllenhaal, she cultivated a group of female friends. The press calls them her girl squad. These days, swift is less likely to be photographed with a new boyfriend than she is with model karlie kloss. Rather than compete with musicians like haim and lord. She's embraced them as best Friends. And pictures of her with them probably make her more likeable to her mostly female fan base. Hey, let's mix it up. All right, it's ready to go in the oven. The women high 5. For swift, the weekend is a much needed break from working on her album and fighting with her label. Swift wants the record to be called 1989. The year she was born. And she wants the cover of the album to be a faded Polaroid of herself and his shirt, featuring flying seagulls. The picture cuts off her face just below the eyes. Her initials TS in 1989 are at the bottom. She wants to ditch the typical country cover. She's going for edgy and unpredictable. For most female celebrities, their face is a saleable asset. But with this album cover, swift wants to prove that she's so well known that fans will recognize her from just one blurry body part. Her red lips. Foreshadow thinks it's too cryptic and wants her to name the album after one of the song titles, typical of country music albums. He wants her to show her full face. That face sells albums. But this is more than a debate over an album cover. She's making a statement about who she wants to be, and what she wants. But she may not realize. Is that she's about to touch the third rail of the music business. Streaming. November 2014, Charlottesville, Virginia. A teenage girl sits in her bedroom talking to her friends on SnapChat. Her MacBook is open on her bed, blasting one of Taylor Swift's old albums on Spotify. She saw swift in concert last year, and has become a huge fan. All of a sudden, the music cuts. What the? The Spotify page shows an error message. Huh. That's weird. She navigates to swift's artist page. Oh my God. It's blank. There's nothing there. Not a single Taylor Swift album is on Spotify. She keeps clicking. This must be some sort of mistake. Where is she supposed to listen to swift songs? She quickly goes to tumblr, immediately she types a message to her fellow swifties. The responses pour in. It's not just her. It looks like swift has removed all her music from Spotify. The swiftie closes her laptop, it's time for her to go to target and buy the new swift CD. Swift's decision to pull her catalog from Spotify isn't a total surprise. A few months ago, swift wrote an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, where she denounced streaming, saying it doesn't compensate artists fairly. Spotify quickly responds, noting that swift is actually been paid millions of dollars. Borchetta hits back on swift's behalf, saying that they haven't seen that much money. Lots of artists have protested the paltry sums the streaming platform gives performers. But she's the biggest star so far. The fact the company actually responds is a sign of just how powerful she is. Taylor
"scooter braun" Discussed on Business Wars
"2014 Taylor Swift strides into a boardroom of the big machine offices in Nashville. The head of the record label Scott borchetta sits at a large meeting table with other executives. They're here to discuss the strategy for swift's 5th album, which she's just finished recording. But borchetta has some notes. Taylor, thanks for flying in. Swift nods graciously. She recently moved from Nashville to New York City full-time. Borchetta continues. So, he turned in some really great songs. I mean, bravo. But I couldn't help but feel something was missing. Swift listens expectantly. Okay. What are you thinking? What we really need is some country. Can you give us three songs that can play on country radio? Those DJs love you, but they're not going to play this pop stuff. But swift is not interested in that. She's done with country music. Listen, Scott, I read a review of read that really stuck in my mind. Red was swift's last album. It was a pop country hit that immediately sold 4 million copies. But even with that success, swift obsessively tracks the criticism she receives. The review said red wasn't cohesive. On this album, I want them to sound like they all belong together. A country song will stick out like a sore thumb. Borchetta and the other executive exchange looks. Swift is not backing down. She's 25 now, not the teenager she was when she first signed. Borchetta tries another tack. Well, okay. Why don't we country up what you've already got? Let's add a fiddle and steel guitar solo on shake it off. That'll work for country radio. Right guys? The room of execs not an agreement. They turn to swift. She shakes her head. Scott, you know that's not going to match the production on the rest of the album. Or shadow starts to redden with frustration. Listen, if you want to do a bit of pop that's fine, but let's be smart and capitalize on both markets. Swift leans forward. I'm pouring my heart into these songs and I love these songs. So if they're popped, they're pop. I can't just shoehorn a country song in there. It'd be so disingenuous. But of course you don't get that, because you are not an artist. Borchetta can no longer bend her to his will, but swift makes him millions playing to a country audience. He worries she'll alienate those fans by going full pop. He's got to find a way to swear. You've got an established astronomically successful career in country music. To shake that up would be the biggest mistake you ever make. Swift is not having it. Exactly, Scott. I've got an astronomically successful career in country music, and I'm going to make this decision. Not you. We're done here. But they're far from done. This is just the opening salvo in the savage battle to come. One that will be fought in boardrooms on her music videos on social media and on stage. This fight will nearly destroy swift, until she deploys her most powerful weapon. Her rabid fans and acid dipped lyrics. With no fees or minimums banking with Capital One is the easiest decision in the history of decisions. Even easier than deciding to listen to another episode of your favorite podcast. And with no overdraft fees, come on. Is it even a decision? That's banking reimagined. What's in your wallet? Terms apply. See Capital One dot com slash bank. Capital One in a member FDIC? Ready for a new ride, but not sure where to start. Meet the tool that makes car shopping and financing easier. With Capital One auto navigator you can find a car and get pre qualified, instantly, you'll get your real rate in monthly payment without even impacting your credit score. In fact, it's so simple, you might feel like you're taking the easy way out. That's because you are. Capital One. What's in your wallet? Terms and conditions apply, find out more at Capital One dot com slash auto navigator.
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"September 2011, a recording studio in Nashville. Borchetta is sitting with swift and her longtime collaborator Nathan Chapman. We're shed is here to listen to a new song swept in Chapman of Britain. We're shadow leans against the sound board and nods along. Swift and Chapman watch nervously. They haven't shown it to anybody else yet. The song ends. Or shadow raises his head to speak. The song is brilliant. Great melody. But the way it's recorded, the production just doesn't match it. What do you mean? It needs more of a pop sound. Swift nods. She knows he's right. She trusts poor shed his ear. Let's try again. Chapman and swift get back to work. A few days later, swift plays it for borchetta again. But the results are even worse. Swift exhales. The chess isn't working. She needs a pop sound. She's written so many hits with Chapman, but he's a country guy. So she turns to borchetta. What she's about to ask, pains her. It's consequences will effectively end her professional relationship with Chapman, who has stood by her from the jump. Hey Scott, would you call max? Max Martin, the huge Swedish pop producer behind hits by Britney Spears and Katy Perry. Borchetta picks up the phone and call Sweden. But this will be the last time Scott borchetta is useful to swift. Because as she moves into the pop mainstream. She gets even bigger. When she was young, trying to get her career off the ground, she needed borchetta and his country connections. Now, that's not as important. Swift is ready to move into a new genre and on to the next level. And that's going to be a major problem for Scott borchetta. On the next episode of business wars, as swift spreads her wings into pop, she butts heads with borchetta. Braun works his magic to keep Bieber's career afloat, and swift takes hers into her own hands. If you like our show, please give us a 5 star rating in a review, the next episode will be out in a week, which you can binge the entire season now, ad free by joining one to plus. You can follow the show on Amazon music Apple podcasts and the wondery app or wherever you're listening right now. In the episode notes you'll find some links and offers from our sponsors. We hope you'll support them. Another way you can support the show is by filling out a survey at one to read dot com slash survey. From wondery. This is episode one of Taylor Swift versus Scooter Braun for business wars. A quick note about recreations you've been hearing in most cases, we can't know exactly what was said, those scenes are dramatization. But they're based on historical research. For more on Taylor Swift, make sure to check out the miss Americana documentary. We also recommend reading Taylor Swift the whole story by chaz nuki burden. I'm your host David Brown. Natalie robam wrote this story. Voice acting by Caroline kinley and Michelle philippi. Kieran Lowe is our senior editor in producer, edited and produced by Emily frost, sound designed by Kyle Randall. Our producer is Dave Schilling. Our executive producers are Jenny Lauer beckman and Marshall Louis created by
"scooter braun" Discussed on Business Wars
"Taylor Swift. September 2009, Radio City Music Hall in New York City. It's the MTV Video Music Awards, and the venue is packed. Swift stands on stage in a glittering gown. Her hair pinned back in a chic updo. She's just won the award for best female video for you belong with me. It's a huge deal. She's the first country artist to win a VMA. She clutches the trophy with her right hand and holds the microphone in her lap. Thank you so much. I was dreamed about what it would be like to maybe when one of these someday, but I never actually thought it would have happened. I think country music, so thank you so much for giving me a chance to win a VMA award. Just then, rapper Kanye west jumps on stage from his seat in the front row. His black leather T-shirt is open to the navel, and he's wearing giant aviator sunglasses. He grabs the mic from script. Taylor. I'm really happy for you. I'm going to let you finish. Swift talks her hair behind her ear. She doesn't know where this is going. Maybe west is going to make a special presentation to honor her for being the first country artist to win. But then, west points into the crowd and keeps going. But Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time. Now, it's Beyoncé's turn to look confused. She was nominated in the same category as swift. Swift is still standing on stage. A bewildered expression covers swift's face. One of the best videos of all time. With that, he shrugs and hands the mic back to swift. Swift's mouth is open in shock. The crowd starts booing. Any trace of a smile is vanished from swift's face. MTV cuts to commercial. The 9 million people watching at home are stunned. Swift is horrified. She thinks the crowd thinks she doesn't deserve the award. She's crushed. She goes backstage and cries. Then she pulls herself together. She has to perform in 5 minutes. She changes out of her dress, pulls her hair down and runs to begin her song. But swift is a consummate professional. Her performance goes down without a hitch. She's upset she's going up and even though west later apologizes the fiasco makes major news. Even president Obama remarks on the incident calling west, a jackass. For swift, it's a pivotal moment in her career. Thanks to west's interruption, more people than ever know who Taylor Swift is. But she starts to think maybe she can go even bigger. And that means leaving country behind to go mainstream. And she'll gamble her fan base to do it. Today's episode is sponsored by Thorne, the only nutritional supplement brand to partner with the Mayo Clinic. Thorne's latest formula is daily greens plus, a blend of nutrient dense matcha spirulina and kelp, along with natural botanicals to support a healthy mind and body. It's vegan and keto friendly has no added sugars and mixes easily into water or any beverage. To get 10% off daily greens plus and other health solutions from Thorne, visit Thorne dot com slash U slash BW ten that's THORNE dot com slash U slash BW one zero. June 2010, Foxborough, Massachusetts. Swift is backstage and her dressing room preparing for the show. She's been touring constantly, selling out arenas. By now, swift is a bona FIDE star. It's a 16 year old from Canada, with long hair that swoops across his forehead. Teenage girls love him, and he's her opening act. Hey Taylor, good to see you again. Justin, thank you so much for playing. It's Justin Bieber. The guy brawn spotted singing in a church competition. Earlier this year, he released a hit song, baby. He's a pure pop act. She's been recording a new pop country album titled speak now. She's crossing over into pop and that's part of why she wanted Bieber to tour with her. Taylor I want you to say what's up to my manager scooter. Scooter Braun extends a hand to Taylor Swift. He's got a solid build and square jaw with a short, dark beard. Hey Taylor, nice to meet you. Just then, a familiar face pops his head around the door. Scotty. It's borchetta. Swift jumps up and gives him a huge hug. Borchetta turns to brawn. Scooter, I heard a lot about you. I'm Scott. A pleasure. While Bieber and swift catch up, Braun and borchetta start talking. In Braun borchetta sees a younger version of himself. Someone who's ambitious, who wants to make it big. Ron isn't even 30, but he's already more than just a manager. He just started a venture capital fund to invest in startups. Braun is a businessman, and this meeting is going to be the beginning of a very important relationship with borchetta. One that puts swift. On war footing. October 2010 Taylor Swift is just released her third album, and it's a hit. Even as overall CD sales decline, swift sells more than 20 million albums in 5 years. More than any other musician in that period. She's making $45 million a year by the time she's old enough to drink. But when it comes time to work on our fourth album, she's not content to settle. Swift starts to think, maybe she can go even more pop. Not just pop country. It's time for her to grow as an artist. And she also wants to reach an even bigger audience. She knows her country music fans are loyal. They'll follow her into a new
"scooter braun" Discussed on Business Wars
"Late 2006, Taylor Swift stands in front of a studio microphone at a drab gray walled radio station. Hey, I'm Taylor Swift and you're listening to the morning drive with Mike and Joanna. Q one O four, your number one for country. Swift takes the headphones off her head and turns to the host. Was that good? That was perfect. Thank you. Trust me, you'll be hearing that a lot on the radio. Oh, I can't wait. Just so long as you play my song. You betcha. Swift's mother Andrea steps in. Taylor honey? It's time for us to get going. Sure, mom. They walk out of the studio, head for the car. Swift and Andrea drive to the next stop. Despite swift's radio offensive to promote her self titled debut album, it only sells 39,000 copies in its first week. But swift isn't giving up. She's doubling down. She throws all her energy into promoting the record to boost sales. Time is at a premium, so she arranges to attend high school remotely. Her days are packed with radio stations, interviews, and performances in shopping malls. When she's not promoting her record in person, she connects with her fans through a new website called MySpace. She gets about 600 emails a day, but she tries to answer everyone. With messages like this. OMG, thank you so much. I'm so excited for you to hear the album comes out in October. It's hard work, but swift's determined to make her self a success. And in time, her loyal followers, lovingly cultivated by swift. Will become a force for her. And her family is all in. They moved south so she could be a country music artist. They don't pressure her. She does that herself. She and her mom are on the road a lot. Going from one radio station to the next. She feels like she has to make this work. All right, we're at the next station. Thanks, mom. A year after swift's first album is released, it eventually reaches number 5 on the billboard 200. It's been a slow burn. But swift's career is about to take off like wildfire. Before long, the album has sold millions of copies. It's a great success for swift and borchetta. New labels usually struggle, but swift's success establishes big machine and borchetta as a team, a force to be reckoned with. It seems smooth sailing. Over the horizon, however, is a powerful force. The man who will one day try to claim Taylor Swift's entire empire. Whether she likes it. Or not. Early 2007, Atlanta, Georgia, a twentysomething with dark hair and a baseball cap is sitting in front of his computer watching YouTube videos. Scooter Braun is a former club promoter who works at Jermaine dupri's label, so so deaf. He's doing research for an artist on the label when a related video pops up that catches his eye. It's a young kid wearing a white shirt and black tie. He's performing in a church singing competition. Ron leans closer. This kid has a crystal clear voice. He's performing a note perfect rendition of a neo hit. But it's the kids vocal style that catches bronze ear. He sings with such emotion and natural ease. Braun is instantly amazed. He needs to know more about this kid. There's talent there. And Braun, once in. So he gets in touch with this young kid. His name? Justin Bieber. Braun even flies Bieber in his mom out to Atlanta. Braun decides to become his manager. And like swift, Bieber will soon become a teen sensation too. And their paths will meet in the most unlikely of circumstances.
"scooter braun" Discussed on Business Wars
"And has a net worth of $570 million. Scooter Braun is the top music manager in the world, and one of a very few to become a celebrity in his own right. Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun's feud is a proxy for the furious battles over ownership happening all across the music business right now. From streaming to the rise of music catalogs. The battle is being waged mostly in boardrooms, but swift also enlists her forces from social media. Not only is this a fight between the powerful pop star and manager for a $300 million catalog. It's a fight that could reshuffle the entire business model of the music industry. And powerful forces are picking sides. This is episode one. On the outside. November 2004, Nashville a young Taylor Swift tucks her blond curly hair behind her ears and clears her throat. She's only 15, but she looks older than that. Her piercing blue eyes are fixed on her guitar. This performance is the most important of her life so far. She needs to get it just right. I hope you like this. I worked real hard on it. Swift strums her first chord and begins to sing. But she's not in a dimly lit nightclub or one of the karaoke bars she performed in as a kid. Today, she's in one of the offices of Universal Music crew. Sitting across from her is Scott borchetta. He's a record exec in his early 40s. He's had a decent career, but no huge hits. Still. It's a big deal for swift to get a meeting with someone at universal. The lyrics are honest. Confessional. And it's surprisingly well written for a teenager. Ever since she moved a few years ago from Pennsylvania to Nashville. Swift has been making a name for herself. She wants to be a star. Now. Shadow applauds and swift's mom, who was also in the meeting, beams at her daughter. That was great. Just great. Who did you co write that with? Thank you. Oh, that one was all me. Raises his eyebrows. He'd assumed one of swift's more experienced collaborators had helped her. Great songwriting is key for country music success. He's intrigued. Wow, that's very impressive. And do you play any other instruments besides guitar? Yes, I play piano ukulele and the banjo. Bruschetta nods. Another point for swift. He looks carefully at her. He first heard of her when he received her demo. Along with the music, the package included a picture of swift modeling in an abercrombie and Fitch catalog. She was holding a guitar and wiping a tear. The picture projected this all American image. One that could work for country. Yeah, we're shadow things. She's the whole package. He thinks for a second. Teenagers aren't stars in country music, let alone teenage girls. Most of the listeners are much older and a lot of them are men. But swift looks older than she is. So he might be able to pass her off as a twentysomething. Plus, she's a great songwriter. It's a risk from a marketing perspective. But he loves her music. He thinks she could be a star. Here's what I want to do. I want to sign you as a solo artist, not just a songwriter. Swift clasps her hands together. A grin spreads across her cheeks. This is exactly what she's been hoping for. But borchetta is not done. But I don't want you to sign to universal. I want you to sign my own label. I want to put the music back in the music business. Swift looks at her mom excitedly. They're both thrilled, they can hardly believe this is happening. Oh, that sounds amazing. So what do we do now? Well, I haven't got the label set up yet. I'll reach out to you when I do. Over the next few days, swift weighs her options. Even though she's only a teen, she's got a clear idea of what she wants from her career. She already has a development deal with a major label. But they want to wait until she's 18 to break her as a solo artist. Borchetta wants to launch her career right away. So, she does what any teenage girl would do when facing a monumental decision. She writes about it in her journal. This last week was crazy. So capital records doesn't think I'm ready, but there's Scott borchetta, and he's so passionate about the project. I think that's the way we're going to go. I want to surround myself with passionate people. She calls borchetta. Hi Scott, it's Taylor. I just want you to know I've made up my mind and I'm waiting for you. She wiggles out of her old contract and borchetta officially launches his own label.
"scooter braun" Discussed on Business Wars
"Or shadow looks up and breaks into a grin. Taylor, great to see you. I was just listening to a new demo. It's pretty good. Swift smiles tightly. She's not interested in talking about anyone else's music today. She settles into a chair, or shadow twirls his mustache as he talks. But it's no shake it off, am I right? Swift's song shake it off won three Grammy nominations this year, including best pop performance. The song was also a break from her country music sound. No soothing acoustic guitar, no fiddles. Sheik is all horns and hard edges. Like her music, she's changing too. She's not the pliable wannabe that she was ten years ago when borchetta discovered her. She's come into her own. And she wants control of her destiny. Moving to pop really worked out well for us. Yeah, that's partly what I wanted to talk to you about. She'd had to fight with borchetta over her desire to go from country to pop. But right now, she's here to talk business. Given all the success we've been having, I wanted to bring up the possibility of getting back my masters. Borchetta puts the headphones down. Straightens up and looks at her. His expression serious. Masters are the original copies of an artist's work, whoever owns the master recordings, also owns the very lucrative copyrights associated with them. Taylor, my ownership of your masters is something we agreed upon way back when you first signed your deal. Swift's jaw Titans. She gave borchetta control of her masters when she was just 15, with no experience in the recording industry. She didn't bother with an attorney. She relied on her dad. It's a decision. She regrets. I know, but these songs just mean so much to me. What would it take to get them back? Or shed a considers this for a moment. Swift's contract with big machine is up soon. She owes them one more album and then she's a free agent. She's the biggest earner on his label by far. He's built big machine around her. And he wants to keep her there as long as possible. What about this? I give you a chance to earn back your masters. Swift leans forward, placing her slender arms on her knees. Focusing her blue eyes intently on borchetta. She's earned hundreds of millions for big machine already. Earning back her masters can't be that hard. In exchange for each new album you make with us. You'll get control of one old album at a time. Swift's stomach sinks, and she feels her blood howl in her ears. Suddenly, her weak position is crystal clear. This arrangement would keep her tied to big machine forever. It would be bad enough if she was just tangling with borchetta. But little does she know, someone else wants to own her masters? It's not another artist, or another label. No, it's Scooter Braun, manager to Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Kanye West. Braun is the most famous manager in the world. And he didn't get there by being nice. Swift's fight for her masters isn't going to be just a scrimmage for what she believes is rightfully hers. It'll be much, much more than that. She will wage a painful, expensive battle. That's going to change the course of the music business. Forever. No, the physical office is an ever evolving space. This is why embedding flexibility in your workplace solutions is so crucial. Foresight workplace occupancy sensors provide data driven insights into where space optimization is needed, which is key for any organization, especially if you've got shared desks and reservation systems by keeping a portion of your assets permanently flexible, you limit exposure and provide employees flexibility and choice. Learn more at court dot com slash flexible. That's co RT dot com slash flexible. The great resignation, supply chain hiccups, digital finance. There's no shortage of volatility in business today. But volatility isn't the problem. Doing nothing is. Crow believes that within all of these challenges lie hidden opportunities and better ways of doing things. With specialized experience in audit tax advisory and consulting, crow can help you embrace volatility in today's economy. Visit embrace volatility dot com to see how Crowe can work with you. Once again, that's embrace volatility dot com. From one tree, I'm David Brown and this
"scooter braun" Discussed on Doin it! with Danny and Jenny
"You know, he's in 28 days later and Dunkirk and all of that, but the dead eye stares that he's on the show. And you're only in season one. It only gets better. After everybody says. Everybody says it. It only gets better. But I mean, I seriously underrated how good he is. Because I'm literally scared of him. I'm literally scared of him as a person. It would be very off putting if I saw him in person and he didn't like it would take everything away from me. I also like, is it, is it great news? Is that what it's called? Oh, great. The one that has Nicole Richie in it? Yes. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I think we did two season. But I love it. I never seen a facial, wasn't that? Wasn't that really Kirk? Did you yeah, yeah. I think the creator was a writer. Yeah, it was Tina Fey or Robert carlock and one of those guys. Yeah, so that's what's that actor's name I'm gonna forget it, but he was so he was in a best in show. Yeah, he's in. Oh yeah, he's great. He's got three names. He's got Michael something. It's Michael something something. He's always got it. You just got it. You just got to get out of the way of him, right? You got to get out of the way. I will say that Dave on Hulu. Yeah, definitely. Yes. And I didn't know shit about it, and I just was like, oh, I'll watch an episode plow through the whole fucking thing. So truly. And the beauty of Dave, right? It's the same thing that makes Atlanta such a good show. It's because it's seriously non linear, right? So it's not like there's some kind of conflict that starts in episode one that has to be rectified by the end of the season. They go on these one off episodes that center around these minimal characters, right? And it's such brilliant writing. And I told Scooter Braun, so Scooter Braun is one of the executives. Exactly. And so I told him, I called him right after it started. I was like, yo, this show is great. And then when I get by get to episode 5, I'm like, this fucking show is brilliant. And he calls me one day, which is very random. I'm driving. And I'm like, oh, sure, it's Scooter Braun's calling. Let me answer the phone, and it's literally the entire cast of Dave. Are like a group FaceTime call. It's awesome. It took everything for me to not fan out in the moment, right?.
"scooter braun" Discussed on Insight Out with Billy Samoa
"Then they're going to say you know what i'm just getting some rahman throw the bat. They're going to go. Eat some hotdogs or something and they're done and there's some people who are going to try twenty to twenty five times maybe fifty times keep swinging and then they'll be like you know what those hot dog smell really good. Scooter doesn't talk about the hot. I'm just putting a little brendan spit on it. But the rest is pretty good abroad and there are some people who'll swinger that thing a hundred times and they still won't get and then they'll give him but then there's people who will just swing and swing and swing and you remember. Everyone still watching you. Billy your baseball game and everyone's dislike disability guys out of his mind. Why is he still swinging. It's been like one hundred times. This guy is stupid. let's get out in. They start walking away but he keeps swinging keeps swinging until years of swinging later. You hit the home run and the second. You hit the home run. Everyone cheers and everyone's cheering for you. And everyone forgot all the bats that you missed it. Scooter braun says is entrepreneurship is a lot like that. Where you just have to keep swinging and swinging and the second. You had a home run. Everyone only remembers that home run. I think areas such a great example of that to love the analogy. Obviously i'm a baseball guy so it's to spend. I'm not something that i appreciate. But i think anybody listening right now or watching you got to recognize the value. It's because it's tenacity. It's it's it's sticking to something for the long term and you you say this all the time thinking decades not days and so for decades not days then were never ever gonna get down if we have an off day in and actually speaking of gary v. One of the things that he says is we should focus on the yearly. Not the daily we get so wrapped up in achievement in feeling like we accomplished something and checking the box on her checklist and today. I didn't get as much done. And i just feel like i didn't accomplish as much in like it's the fleeting and it's psychologically it weighs on you and it puts you in a position to where you're down on yourself and the reason why tiger woods is as good as a golfer is is because he doesn't let his bash his last shot affect his next shot in the same way that we got to be thinking about everything we do on a daily basis from a perspective of. It's all part of a macro plan long-term vision and if some days aren't as productive as others so big deal. Because you're going to have some days that are way more productive than the days where you're not productive and it'll balance out but if you look at the big picture it's it's taking steps forward every day's step forward and even if some days or maybe feel like a sideways step or even a slightly back step. Have you show up the next day. You're going to keep moving forward. And that is the difference. When i interview the first hundred people that interviewed on my podcast. If there's one theme that stands out more than any other it's grit the people who are successful. They stick to what they're doing they don't give up. They don't allow themselves to get pushed down by temporary defeats or even perceived failures. They keep going keep moving day in day out and they do not stop no matter what..
Scooter Braun Comments on 'Confusing' Feud With Taylor Swift
"Scooter braun whose justin bieber's manager. You might not know his name. But he's a big big manager in hollywood. He's confused about his feud of taylor swift. That's how you know his name. He bore taylor swift's stors all her recordings. I think it was six of albums. Taylor went absolutely crazy. Some people say rightly so now. Scooter is to say the following quote. I regretted. it makes me sad. That taylor had this reaction. I don't know what story she was told. I asked to sit down with several times meat. She refused and he offered to sell her her back catalogue. But she's saying not quite so fast so in november when the story broke she said that brown basically did this behind her back and she wasn't allowed to buy her own music. She said the following quote. So i would have to sign a document that would silence me forever before i could even have a chance to beat on my own. Work is crazy that she didn't own her own work. Legal team at the time told her is absolutely not normal to sign an nda like that and nondisclosure agreement and said basically this is the type of document you get someone to sign after sexually assaulting them and paying them off and she said that she would never sign it. These masters were not for sale to me. I think taylor here. I'm not sure. I believe scooter. And even if cutest telling the truth this is not gonna help you. Stop. it's over you did this. You made a lot of money. He's already sold them again so he's made hundreds of millions of dollars taylor swift there sort of winning too. So don't feel batches re recorded all her old albums and she's going to re release those. So i think here we can feel okay for both people but definitely there's something a little
"scooter braun" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"Tour were awful, and with so much competition next year, wants the singer to record another album and wants him to spend millions on really good songs. Just so the manager can make a ton of money on the tour. Justin Beaver, Joe's bruh. We didn't practice our song, you guys. He was a beautiful do it filled with correct answers. Yes. Scooter Fun and Justin Bieber. Let's fill in the blank. So Scooter Braun knows that the most recent offering from Justin Bieber kinda stunk. Ticket sales for Justin Bieber's postpone tour were awful. And with so much competition and the touring world next year, Scooter Braun wants Justin Bieber to record another album and spend millions of dollars on really good songs. So Scooter Braun can cash in on the tour part. You know what's really weird about that is I actually Have found myself enjoying His two songs that, uh, that have been out from this album, right. So like, it's weird, just it's weird to me to hear it being referred to as like a flop. How are you listening to his music? Sometimes we play it on bumpers. And then I go. Oh, I kind of like that. I like that song. And then I put it on my Spotify. Kinda. So I listen with my ears and my car. Oh, wow. Oh, that's true car. It's like a IPod. You can drive. Yeah, I do like that. We just played it that peaches peaches speech, told my peaches out in Georgia or take my peaches out in Georgia. I take my peaches out in Georgia. And then I do my weave in something. That's weed. Oh, my. We've from California. That's weed. Yes, it makes sense. I know that it was a joke, you boobs happy Monday, I.
Demi Lovato Drops New Album Featuring Ariana Grande
"A whole new album from demi lovato. It's been much teased alongside the new youtube docu series that she has also called dancing with the devil just like her album And there a brand new song on the album featuring arianna guerande her management's cohort with scooter braun. And it's called madam last night. The devil is really having a moment in popular right now. Seriously maybe in very very different ways very different ways so we already talked about a little nasdaq's. We talked about the title of this dummy album. But then this song specifically is referring to meeting satan. So yeah and it's i mean an expectedly incredible vocal from these two. I mean They you know kinda came up at the same time. But i i. We have never gotten a duet from them before and they really lean into you. Know how these two voices sound together. It's a lotta is ing and I think my biggest takeaway from listening to the song is how much i cannot wait to hear it. Sung live because vasic.
Taylor Swift's Re-Recorded Fearless Album Has 6 New Songs
"Danny taylor swift this huge announcement and and are losing their minds. Okay check out what she just revealed on. Good morning america tonight at midnight. I'll be putting out my version of my some love story which was originally on my album fearless. I've now finished recording all of fearless. Which will be coming out soon. My version of fearless. We'll have twenty six songs on it. Because i've decided to add songs from the vault. Which are songs spent almost made the original fearless album. But i've now gone back and recorded those so that everyone will be able to hear. Not only that made the album but the song was almost made it full picture. Well okay so taylor fans of course freaking out over this news. Love story is dropping two nights. I love that song and after decoding taylor's cryptic letter. Instagram looks like her. Re recorded album fearless with six new songs will drop april nine. Okay so taylor. Finally getting revenge on scooter braun. Absolutely i love it because it's her masters you know and when you're young or when you're excited you sign onto a record label and you don't even think about everything else. Happy to get it. Yeah you're so happy to get it. So i'm excited for her her new album and the new songs that are on there. I think our fans are going to support her and the everyone's going to buy it. I think you're right. Her fans are gonna supporter. I just don't this is really about revenge at this point. I think this is more about making a statement making a stand for artists out there to own their own masters. But i've said this time and time again. I don't think that she needs to be thinking about. This is me versus scooter. Scooter made a business deal that anybody would have made had. They had the capital and the chance for it to be brought to the table. I think she needs to rearrange in and and stop thinking in that manner if she is because we know what happened last time. She got an a few of ninety. We ended up with the whole snake gate and it was crazy and it didn't really turn out very well for her but i read. This is the best
Taylor Swift's Re-Recorded Fearless Album Has 6 New Songs
"Taylor. Finally getting revenge on scooter braun. Absolutely i love it because it's her masters you know and when you're young or when you're excited you sign onto a record label and you don't even think about everything else. Happy to get it. Yeah you're so happy to get it. So i'm excited for her her new album and the new songs that are on there. I think our fans are going to support her and the everyone's going to buy it. I think you're right. Her fans are gonna supporter. I just don't this is really about revenge at this point. I think this is more about making a statement making a stand for artists out there to own their own masters. But i've said this time and time again. I don't think that she needs to be thinking about. This is me versus scooter. Scooter made a business deal that anybody would have made had. They had the capital and the chance for it to be brought to the table. I think she needs to rearrange in and and stop thinking in that manner if she is because we know what happened last time. She got an a few of ninety. We ended up with the whole snake gate and it was crazy and it didn't really turn out very well for her but i read. This is the best way to do revenge like you said i think her you're right though. Her message is for future artists. Who do what you can to try to own your your own songs. It is challenging for an upcoming artists because the label feels. They're taking a risk on you and so they they really fight to own that they're putting money into your marketing budget to your studio time to all of things and it takes a song. I don't remember the exact math but like a song has to be number one for so many weeks for you to really make any kind of money on it at all. I mean as you guys all know. Artists make most of their money off touring and the rights. So another reason why she's probably doing this too is for all the future times that movies or commercials or whoever wants to use her music. She gets the credit for. I don't know if i would want the thirty year old taylor swift singing about fourteen year old things. I think i'm going to want the original. I'm going to want the fourteen year old taylor. Her voice change. Her body has changed. Everything about that. Time has changed the music chain. It even better now. You have grown woman singer. That's kind of scary. I think this is going to be huge for her. I think it's the maybe the old songs aren't going to give them that much recognition but the six new songs. It's gonna be a whole new money pop. The did make it to the first album. Probably risi nine or instagram. She says because she didn't want to many slow songs or too many sad songs. Or you know those reasons why you cut songs and you put together an album the way that you do you know you don't wanna bunch of slow tempo songs. You don't want all fast tempo songs. You wanna have a variety show your range and you can only fit so many on an album. Release back in the day now. Things are looking a little bit differently. So i think and she that was like some of my favorite song writing for her was back in the waiting for this. I really think i'm excited about up waiting. Don't you want to hear the woman saying before. I mean i'll listen to it. I think it's gonna be great. I just think we need to lower our expectations. I remember when this album came out in two thousand and six. It was not only the bob. It went diamond like for album to go diamond into one. E twenty is almost impossible. Because i think it is a little bit of revenge. The little bit of. I'm gonna show you. It's a little bit. Let me show the other artists. I get what you're saying. It was definitely a business deal and a business move for him. But she's like you know what. I what my masters you gotta understand. When michael jackson bought the beatles masters. Can you imagine the beatles a lot really for my business move. That was gangster. You can't be mad at somebody if we're coming to the table with money to buy something like it wasn't his fault and i stick with that but i understand where she's coming from. I just think when you get wrapped up in revenge and one upping somebody. You often get your expectations kinda deflated. Because it doesn't go as
Taylor Swift has finished redoing sophomore album 'Fearless'
"Musician Taylor swift says she has finished recording her fearless album I'm marches are letter with the latest Taylor swift says what she's calling fearless Taylor's version will have twenty six songs instead of the original thirteen with six never before released swift promised to re record her first six albums after music manager scooter Braun company bought her former label big machine and sold her catalog swift complained she was not given the chance to buy her master recordings swift has not said when fearless Taylor's version will come out however her Twitter statement included a hidden message using only the capital letters it reads April ninth
Demi Lovato to Star in NBC Comedy About Support Group for Food Issues
"Lovato's coming to your television in a comedy like a sitcom she will sign on to be a actress and producer of a new show called Hungry, The show will be about it. A food issues Support group, A group of friends you belong to a food issues group and help each other as they look for love success and that one thing in the refrigerator that will make it all better. And this is kind of a little bit of a personal thing for Demi. She had an eating. She did. Yes. Oh, good that she's having some fun. Yeah, you know s Oh, she's a producer. And by the way, Scooter Braun is a producer on this, so I don't know if that's going to make a big thing with her and Taylor. Probably not. If it goes to Syriza's, they're gonna shoot a pilot. If it goes the serious Hungary will be the first regular TV show for Demi Lovato since she was on Disney Channel's Sonny with a chance almost 10 years ago
How Goalcast Creates Viral Videos With Salim Sader And Cyrus Gorjipour
"For. You guys started this business. Goal casts really really recently. And you've got an so good so fast that justin bieber's agent scooter braun braun. Lebron's the guy who's responsible for some of the most viral music videos in the world. He's the man who basically created justin bieber and he said these guys are some of the best and most masterful storyteller he's ever met. There's a funny story. There actually go ahead and scooter wants me to share this. But when we were filming his video for goal cast we were telling him no. Do this or say that story again or focus on this and at one point he just turned us. Zych like guys. Do you know. I make the most viral videos on the internet. And we're like. Yeah but you've never made a goal cast video. This is different and he just looked at us and he was really pissed. And he's like guys. I brought justin bieber look up videos like it has two billion views on youtube. Stand down and all that and then we just to our guns. were like. Listen if you wanna make a goal video we know what works with our audience. We know what works on facebook. Like you have to tell the story your way. And then what happened is that she then went along with it and video when we released it to him before we posted it. He called me up and he's like guys really. This is amazing. I've never tried to my own video. And i was crying watching video psych. Good thing you guys in listen to me and most people usually listen to me and you guys just stuck to your guns just reminded me of the amazing. That's really proud of you guys. How long ago did you start bowl. Cast for three years ago. Three years ago awesome and so three years. That's how you can get in three years. How many fans you have right now. More than thirty million across all social networks in three years three years. Yeah that's incredible. Please give them around of applause. Sa- break it down for us. And i want you to break it down for a step-by-step in a rap with a frenchaccent norm kid. What's going on what was going on in that rock. Thomas video works so well. How did that get eighty million views. I would start by saying that what we try to establish his four thinks it's credibility authenticity right sympathy and then relayed ability. I see you guys writing down some credibility that authenticity sympathy and reliability and ability. Yeah awesome rhyme. Oh yeah. I didn't even know so he can do it in a wrap. Your those things usually a lot of speakers. All storytellers usually focus on the credibility. Part if you notice and what we try to do is actually focus on the three others because people a lot of people already have the credibility part really down and one really good trick one. Good way to have all three at once is to be vulnerable so think about it. You know you have authenticity. if you're vulnerable. Authenticity is basically being yourself shawn stevenson. Just talked about that right like if you share. Something vulnerable yourself. You're instantly yourself right. Sympathy sympathy. Is people feeling what you're feeling right. People have to feel in your shoes and when you say something like as an example i went to talk to that girl and she broke my heart bright. If i share it with someone than instantly you feel those three things. And then you can relate also the third part relating. Is you going back to a story in your life that relates to what i just shared with you and that instantly makes us feel connected. And that's what we try to do with our videos. That's brilliantly said. Could you state those three things again for people who are taking no yes. Authenticity sympathy and reliability authenticity sympathy and relate ability. Could you go more into sympathy and reliability. Yeah sympathy and reliability to us. We try to do with both at the same time. Sympathy to us is a lot about the feeling. It's a lot about feeling the same emotion as a speaker or somebody in movies. They do that too right. You feeling the same emotion as a person going through it. If you notice alexei the rock thomas video. We do that in subtle ways as well. There's a part where his father screams at him. And then you see the kid starting to cry that is sympathy because when we show an image of a kid crying. You'd bloody feel you didn't need to have the same experience to feel that because we show an image of a kid crying you can feel it so related to the other side really ability. Is you thinking about a time which your own father. Maybe where you felt the same way. So that's how would differentiate it.
Ariana Grande Is Engaged Again
"Did arianna finally find the right guy. She announced her engagement. Adulting gomez over the weekend showing off her new bullying. We learn these two. Were dating back in. May after they made an appearance in the video for her song with justin bieber called stuck with you so it's been about two years davidson ended their engagement to ask the hard hitting question. Do we think dalton is the wine first of all before we even get to that. Yeah dalton mp look exactly alike no but arianna rhonda and dalton look exactly alike and by the way for the record. I can't believe i said blink. I just want to move on from that way. I just want to know. I would never say that. They look like just and look at. They look ally scary. That means what that's the one. I saw look alike. it means to make it Have you guys heard the new. Ariana grande album by any chance. No i have not song. It's called positions. It's unbelievable and it's all about having good sex. This woman found somebody who she can connect with on a different level. And for that. I feel if we can connect on that level. Let's take it to the next level and see what else we can connect on this unhappy for her. I know the davidson thing was a whirlwind. But this seems like it's the real thing absolutely feels like the real thing it is. But i keep looking her as a little girl. I know she's she's probably you're right. He's probably having sex up difficult for me. But i mean a beautiful. Did you see the rain raining. Yeah so we're gonna get into that. So arianna said obviously so many high profile romances. Is it smart for her to date somebody who is not in the industry though so. He's obviously not a celebrity. He works in real estate. You feel like that's a better move. I think that's a better move. I also think that is good that he has a little bit of background in the industry. You know he used to be a dancer. He was around celebrity so he understands what it means to be private and to support somebody. But i think one of those special things ever is. This man was friends with scooter. Braun before here on grand they got together. Scooter approves which means is good for the family.
The Dylan catalog, a 60-year rock 'n' roll odyssey, is sold
"I got a question for you. Are you doing fan. Bob dylan fan. I'm okay with them. But i'm not a hardcore you bet. If you're if you don't like dylan you better get ready. Because you're going to hear a lot more dylan. I'm telling you why. After i tell you about shed concrete this homeowners and builders out there you know what i'm gonna tell you. My brother-in-law greg at the folks that shake crete they have a huge selection of pre cast concrete steps. You got to check this out. There's a tv commercial. Would meet in it and you get to see all the great steps that they have to offer but you can do that on the website you can stop by and see whether you're building a new home where you need to replace an old staircase. Shay has great vibes with designs for any home. They're veiling concrete. You can customize your steps with beautiful stone granite or brick. New staircase can dramatically upgrade the front entrance of your home. Maybe that's tom brady. Inches el ni. They can't seem to unload. There's little bungalow thirty three million dollar home. Maybe they have to upgrade the steps. That's how you do it. Most cases can remove your old stairs and heavy walking a new set of front steps within hours. And just like that. Your host looks better houses worth more and maybe trying to sell it. Maybe it helps you sell it. It's new steps they can. They can really help you move that old home and make it look better and so quicker you can learn more about chase pre cast concrete steps steps at a concrete dot com to stop by one of their four state of the ad for scillies. All over new england. I bob dylan. And i love these stories because this this is what the taylor swift it. Which means that they will wake up and actually have some interest in this topic. Talking about my girl taylor. Swift sold her music catalog to what's his name scooter braun. Oh yeah and then complains. After bob dylan sold his music library for three hundred million dollars. That's right And by the way He sold is popularly. Seventy eight which is another one of those amazing miracles. The bob dylan still around still kicking. Well did you hear what he said about this jerry region. But here's what's going to happen you me. We'll be watching You know football game. We're watching wednesday night football thursday night football tuesday night. Football game mini mini games That around these days and there's gonna be a commercial for flow or he'll be commercial for you name it Gimme gimme some tv for apple apple. Lot of apple commercials. That's a good one apple amazon target. And it'll be Some of my friend is blowing in the wind blowing in the wind or something blue. What's blue some blue jet blue. And they'll be tangled up in blue. You'll go what bob dylan. His stuff is going to be of vera readily available companies to put in tv commercials. Because bob dylan sold out. It's bob dylan's if you don't like it if you think you know that he's Not that kind of guy that he wouldn't ever seventy-nine by the way he sold out. He took the money. God bless him his family's gonna why he needs the money but his family is going to be fabulously wealthy for generations but companies like target nap bullen and whatever flow what is flow sell insurance. Press gress yes i defense. They're going to be able to play. Dylan's pay whatever the going rate is and they could play it and you'll hear it all over the place just like you here. You know the rolling stones in some cases or taylor swift and other artists who was amazing. When i read the story it was about some of the other artists of fleetwood. Mac sold theirs for like. I get the number here here. It is eighty million dollars they sold. It wasn't even the whole catalog eighty million dollars. Fleetwood mac and dillon skate. Like columbine could probably name more wallflower songs and he can bog way. Bob dole i. It's right over my head. I have no idea i look. I'm surprised he got three hundred million. Based on the fact that that ship has sailed a long time ago dylan receives a lump sum between two hundred and four hundred I'm not sure what the what. The stevie nicks sold their publishing catalog for eighty million dollars. The dylan portfolio six hundred songs while other bands who have sold their catalogs sold. You know taking the money. Blondie barry manilow and the estates of john lennon and kurt cobaine. I believe john lennon the beatles. Paul mccartney bought them for like a ridiculous amount of money Like eight hundred million. Paul mccartney owns well. Didn't jackson by michael jackson and then mccray jackson and a falling out story there. But there's only one to look up jerry. Three hundred million eighty million two hundred to four hundred million. What did what did brian. Wilson's father sell the beach boys catalogue for another against the wishes without the kids. Even knowing and i think he sold it for like seventy dollars and a coke or something new never spoke to his father again obviously but if the beach boys is the one you would want because of the catchy jingles. Yeah that's true point and that the father sold it for nothing. He had no idea what he had. And what the value of wasn't a guy goes. Hey i'm gonna dig deep here. I'll give you five hundred dollars. Whereas i sold and brian wilson was never the same after it happened. It's a good point. But i think dylan's got a lot of those you know catch even though they you know might be whatever. The revolutionary songs at times they are a change in blowing in the wind and songs like that which will which will fit nicely in commercials. And we'll be sick of them all with and i'm sure he had control over it and limited the exposure but i guarantee you. He sold the rights to some two songs to some commercials. I assume right Yeah i guess. So i mean i don't blame me if you're gonna die soon and you wanna take care of you. Offspring kids grandkids. You say. What the hell. What do i care if not be capitalizing on all the different changes that are going on in the music industry. I bet it's like a five person team that he has controlling the catalog right. Like it's a he. He owns time. Bob no one said a need the money for anything the the couple couple of years ago. Long before covid were dylan on went on tour and performed at three hundred nights in a year three hundred nights in one year deal and he was like seventy five and i don't know anyone that went to see him. He wasn't playing the big rooms anymore but he's just addicted to performing and singing his songs and i must have just an insane amount of money already. I mean just. But it's like what bob cousy sold all his Collectibles always memorabilia. He said what do i need it for. This is going to pay for my grandkids education. And can you blame him for that. I wouldn't. I'm a big lira. Guy when it comes to rock and roll. If you consider dylan rock and roll and dylan for what i again. He's not my bag particularly. I don't have any bob dylan on my phone. But his his lyrics. If back on my i always think that you know if you get ten best lyrics of all time. You don't need a whether they know which way the wind blows is one of the great lines right and i'm with you. I'm a lear. Emma word man to and i love you know singing along to whatever tangled up in blue and he. He won the nobel prize for whatever writing. Poetry didn't show up for the award. You know. I believe. I believe greta thune. Berg was second so she'd go toward for him but no he won the nobel prize. I think he blew the market and show up to get the thing and these the only singer or songwriter to win to win it
Taylor Swift wins big at AMAs, says she's busy rerecording all of her 'old music'
"Music Awards are wrapped for 2020. Some hot performances, including the Age, defying J. Lo Rapper Meghan the Stallion and Justin Bieber, who performed a medley of songs, one that included Sean Mendez. Big winners include the Weekend and Taylor Swift and Finally, speaking of Taylor Swift posting to Social Media, some big news After a year long battle over the shocking sale of her master recordings by music Mobile Scooter Braun, Miss. Americana announcing she has been re recording all of her repertoire, telling fans, they have something to really be excited for. That's what's trending
Taylor Swift Wins Big at AMAs and Say's She's Re-Recording All of Her Songs
"Swift was the second big One is far as awards picked up. She picked up the AM A for the third year in the in the row for Artist of the year. And here she is. Thank you so much for this. This is this is a fan Voted award, which means so much to me. You guys have been beyond wonderful all the years of my career, but especially this one. When we've been so far apart. We haven't been able to see each other and concert. The sacrifice still feel really connected to you through music. And You know your reaction to folklore and all the ways in which your imagination honored that album. I just love you so much, And I'm really, really lucky because of you. Reason I'm not there tonight is, um, actually re recording all of my old music in because of the kind Oh, yeah, It's been amazing, and I can't wait. She's recording you re recording. So she positional the cattle third year in a row, right. The quick back story on the drama is that her label sent Scooter Braun, which she's been head to head with all the Masters over originals, and she said, Well, I'm going to just re record it and own it myself. Which good for her. I really do believe in that, you know, and I and I think it's important explained because you may hear like, especially older artists redo over. It's a re release of that. Why you're releasing you get the money so they can on the right stuff. So they recorded they just re recorded. It sounds exactly the same. Maybe change a couple little things. But they'd be really minor and she records her whole catalog all over again. It's like okay now now I own And so I commend her on that. But to be honest, I had no idea that I was like, why she get it. I forgot that. She released an album earlier in the year, and I think that's kind of the whole idea about Taylor. Swift people are like I forgot about you a little bit.
Taylor Swift Rips Scooter Braun For Selling Her Masters For $300M
"Well as I mentioned earlier, I've been dying to this story across the Bloomberg late yesterday about the celebrity talent manager kind of arch nemesis of Taylor Swift. We're talking about Scooter Braun shaking off and selling Swifts master recordings from our first six albums to L. A based investment firm, a Shamrock Capital advisors. So writing about it, as only he can do, noting that Taylor Swift is a bulletproof investment. Their own. Alex Webb Bloomberg opinion European technology media columnist with us on the phone from London, where it's evening, so thank you for agreeing to do with this because I know it's getting late. They're over in the UK, Alex Love love this story. So why is Taylor Swift, a bulletproof investment? But in the bars we can sort of in very broad terms. Um, DVD after its office three categories. There are those that have clearly suffered things like hospitality tourism. There are those that have done really well, you know the likes of zoom and telling health companies and gold, for instance. And then there are those which haven't necessarily been well if it affected possibly by the virus, but equally when Sorry. I'm being like next kind of ours. But equally when life hopefully returns to new, normal, they're not going to see a drop off either. And, frankly, music streaming fits into that category on dumb Taylor. Swift is, of course, one of the most desirable catalog of music right now on, so private ecstasy is nothing up. Yeah, it's really is kind of fascinating. I think the more that we are. Unfortunately, in this lockdown, like we continue to see those companies that are figuring their way through are benefiting as a result of it. On you Do think about right. As you say, Spotify. I mean, is one of those that I mean, we really seen that stock shoot up tremendously, but the subscriber numbers you say you're growing and much the same pace as they did before Cove it But nonetheless, people are thinking about content to put on these platforms. Exactly. And so this fund Shamrock Capital, which actually originally the family investment vehicle from Roy Disney and his heirs, they raised the second Fund this summer to invest in content. That's not just music. That's also film and video games, in fact, But the Lions are certainly the biggest investment so far. We don't know how much it's going to be funded by debt, but they're ponying up 300 million for this tastes with Captain Officer First six albums. And it's also remarkable piece of business for the Carlyle Group and Scooter Braun because they acquired the whole label, but 300 million as well just a year ago. They also have some big smiles and that one day I'm gonna ask you could you say it's bulletproof investment, but my dollar daughters really into Taylor Swift said. There's been a lot of Taylor in our house. On. I like her, too. What's interesting, though, is she has been in a battle with Scooter Braun really kind of ticked off that she has basically lost control of her music. And she has talked about re recording those early albums and then putting them out again. Would that reduce potentially The value of this investment. I think it would. It would certainly lasted only limited upside, I would say, you know, I think in an ideal world she would be helping them promote music because, of course, she will still get a cut. From the publishing royalties on bond there. Unfortunately, she's not willing to play with them on that, because into Braun is still going to be getting some sort of residuals from many further plays as part of his deal with Shamel. Nonetheless, I think as a listener, there is still great loyalty in any music to the original version on D s so while around the edges, it might reduce a little bit of the of the upside. I really don't think it's a death now. Well, I love this story 11 because you write about Taylor, but I also do love this kind of big takeaway that you talk about this third category as you mentioned of companies that have profited. Were modestly for the pandemic, but they're unlikely to see their businesses negatively affected when it's over. It's an interesting way to kind of look at this market environment We just have about 30 seconds left. Yes. And I think that you know, the key point here is the steady, predictable returns. Spotify is quite a good business not possible at the moment, not generating met. Great was sent to shareholders beyond the stock price so that they think the great appeal for private equity. Do you have a favorite Taylor Swift song? But I was too embarrassing to say that I don't know how it happened all that well, But let's shoot for London boy, right? Because that's really where I am. Yeah. I mean, come on, Alex. She date somebody from the UK right for like 50 from where I live. Same. Same. All right, Alex, thanks for sticking around
Taylor Swift says back catalog sold without her knowledge
"Swift dot com and now an attempt to. She is firing back at yesterday's revelation. That scooter braun sold her masters. In what is rumored to be three hundred million dollar plus deal. His company is called ethical holdings sold the master rights to taylor's first six albums to an investment fund called rock holdings just seventeen months after scooping up big machine label group and remember that was a saga in itself. So taylor took to twitter last night to clear up any confusion about what happened. She wrote to swifty a few weeks ago her reps were sent a letter by shamrock holdings letting them know that they had bought a hundred percent of her music videos and her album art from scooter braun. She writes quote. This was the second time my music had been sold. Without my knowledge. She went on to say that during talks with shamrock she discovered under the terms of the sale. That scooter was gonna profit off her catalog for many many years while she had hoped that this new sale meant she could partner up with shamrock learning. That scooter still had his hand. Everything was a no go for her in the same on twitter. Taylor said that scooter team wanted her to sign an ironclad. Nda stating that. She would never say another word. About scooter ron. Unless it was positive before she could even look at the financial records of big machine and she said quote so i would have to sign a document that would silence me forever before i could even have a chance to bid on my own work. My legal team said that this is absolutely not normal and they've never seen an nda like this presented unless it was to silence an assault accuser
CAA Signs Esports/Lifestyle Organization 100 Thieves
"A Signs East sports lifestyle Org, a hundred thieves gaming lifestyle entertainment an entertainment organization hundred thieves has signed with Ca. founded in twenty seventeen by made shot hundred thieves comprises nearly fifty digital creators and sports. Professionals they've raised sixty million dollars from people like scooter, Braun, and Drake and I mean, they don't operate in that many sports anymore. I. Think they dropped counterstrike. So they've got fortnight Valeriy pretty much I think. neither of which I think are competitive like hundred thieves is not in the top valor roster rankings for at least I. Think they're not I have that big cash up compounds. Yeah. The cash-out compound is I mean I that's just a different level and yeah, let me just really. Like. Quote the article directly here because and then I'll let you give your opinion here William. But it says ca says it plans to help hundred thieves, expand its content and media interest into new areas in revenue streams through opportunities in digital content, talent, film, television podcasts, and more. So. So you know. The reason why I know and I know you thought it was a bit weird why I wanted to put this on the show. Okay. Yeah, I did I did but. Explain to me how like hundred thieves especially has been backing out of e sports right there. Sports Org that doesn't participate in many sports. They sell a lot of hoodies and there's a lot of fans of the merch right Good Great March but the big I like. As they've been pulling out of more and more e sports, I've been led to believe that this is because they want to move towards more and more content creation I assume. But now it seems they've also outsource that to see a basically this was my reaction would destroy. It was like it's sort of like giving away your own job like I thought if you weren't like there's two ways to be competitive east sports team, you can be all about you know winning right the stats, the numbers, the player recruitment strategy, the trophies right or you can be all about you know the eyeballs, the digital content, the talent, the film podcasts, and Incremental Revenue Opportunities Right. The article literally says ca will help with content talent film podcasts than incremental. Like. That is literally the business model they're on and all ready. Already E. Sports teams are somewhat at risk of becoming talent agencies. If you look at what they do many sports or skirt, the line of literally just being tat like they might just be better off on a talent agency business fundamentally with hundred thieves is right a talent agency. So why does the talent agency exactly meet a tolliday he and then doesn't your talent also have tellier telling you need shot doesn't have so you're telling me. Valkyrie doesn't have a talent agent like attached to be true. So like so what is it like you agent signs you to a team? So you consigned to an agent who will it's This. Unless, there is some real strategic reason why see a has better industry connectivity than hundred thieves right that there's just access points and opportunities they can insert the town until. But if that's the case I would say CIA should launch a sports and have their own team and do it themselves. You know what I mean like it really doesn't add up to me unless an last and I'm kinda calling this. My DIGNAM ISRAELIS MAY BE CA will buy one hundred thieves like maybe this is prep for a purchase or sale or something. 'cause let's see it make strategic i. don't think that's having it all but that's the only way. It makes strategic sense because the only reason why you would take this over is if you may be planned on folding at an and this was an interim step, but it's weird
Kanye West Says He Wants Taylor Swift's Masters Returned to Her
"West. Conney. Let's I don't know if he's listening to crystals nightcap the chances are point zero, zero, zero, one percent, but he's out here. What we need him to do I don't know if he's all talk right now I'm really hoping he'll walk the walk but today he tweeted something that I have personally been hoping that he would tweet for the past few years. So he tweeted that he is going to personally see it that Taylor swift gets her masters back from Scooter Braun. He says Scooter Braun is a close family friend and that he believes Taylor should own her masters. So either Connie seeing my tweets or he's listening to our podcast or he seeing the swift that are attacking him on twitter or he's just. A good guy. No I do think he's a good guy. You guys know that I've been. Back and forth with Connie, it's been really hard to be a a loyal fan to him because of his past. But as of recent watching his interviews and stuff I feel like. What he saying makes sense I admire his passion and his perseverance. I think he is a genius I think sometimes geniuses. Think, way ahead of their time and I think that's where Connie's been stuck at because he did address the whole him wearing a make America. Great again, make America great again hat and He said that with that whole thing, he was just trying to show that just because you're I'm black just because you're black doesn't mean that you have to be a Democrat or follow the status quo like he wants to show that he can do whatever he wanted to do, and in that he did hurt people. He didn't really acknowledge that or apologize for hurting his fans that way and that was years ago. That was four years ago however I do understand and see where he's coming from in that aspect and now that he's saying that he wants. To help Taylor swift with her masters. Dare I say that I'm becoming a Connie Stan again like dare I he's also been tweeting about drake lot and Not. Going to lie. It does make him look a little bitter like it makes him look kind of like a hater. And I think. Maybe it's just because drake hasn't been responding publicly and I've been saying that like one here. Drake's going to say but drinking say nothing drake. He's a man of very little words drake. He'll put it all in his music. You know he told US exactly how he felt about too cautious with his latest song, which is called laugh now cry later right And I think the same is going to happen with this situation I. think that we're going to go new song from Drake and he's going to be subliminally addressing these things. Because It's just hard to stay silent for so long when you are. In the middle of. The biggest artists. Twitter outbursts, thoughts. This is what kind of an episode but not really again, I don't want to discredit him because I feel like he's saying facts saying what's true and I've said this and I started tweeting. A few days ago or was it weeks ago? So I just really WANNA. See what Drake's going to say I am happy that Kanye got his twitter back definitely gives us something to talk to and look forward to I'm happy that he's tweeting positively about Taylor Swift I'm happy that he's scooter bronze family friend. You know what I think about Scooter Braun. I think he's awful. I really. Think he's off for. I, think that he likes to play the victim I think that he likes to play innocent He knows that he has Justin Bieber on his back. He knows that he has day when Lavar. That's got his back and I just think it's really wrong what he did to Taylor buying her masters when. He knew that she couldn't do it herself I think it was really wrong i. think it was dirty that he was posting stuff on his social media saying you know high bought Taylor swift or his friend posted that like imagine his friend posted ella when your friend buys Taylor swift and it was like the article of him buying her masters and then Scooter Braun reposted that I thought that was very tasteless and kind of like rubbing it in Taylor's face and. Do, I think Kanye West is going to persuade Braun to give Taylor her masters no I I don't think that Scooter Braun is. An undercover narcissist
Who should replace Ellen?
"News is ongoing. Generous. Ongoing News that won't stop are one nemesis might be replaced by our other nemesis. On their talk show the Ellen show. Well, these are that this is them news, but I do feel like Ellen could be replaced with a WHO, if this all comes to fruition or like a WHO thinks so too person because I'm seeing a lot of people nominate various talk show e people although apparently the rumors are like James Corden is going to replace Ellen, but like he has a show so. That makes no sense to me on any. That's what blows my mind. Why he has eight hundred shows. He has just made another daily show like that doesn't make any sense to me at on. The also has carpool. Karaoke. And then he also has the cat sequel like he has plenty, oh. Yeah. Let's replace a supposedly nice person with another supposedly nice person like. Haven't. We learned anything from this thing. These people are Nice. They suck. I think always be wary of people who say their thing is being. I think the number, one person who should clearly replace Allen is Kiki Palmer. There's literally no. Better obvious. Getting a lot of a lot of traction and she showing up a lot of tweets because it's like she just had a talk show that got canceled for no reason on ABC. Well, it was like that one hour of Commerical Strahan. Michael? And Kiki Sarah? There was A. Third Sarah. Sarah. And Michael and Kiki It just give it to clean working it. Just everyone likes he. We Love Kiki. She's a great host. Who else do you think if if we're going if for skewing young? I think we to Kiki for skewing older, I think it should go to fucking the woman who should have gotten David Letterman, amy. Sedaris like give it to amy sedaris because people like her. She's silly. I don't know that, amy, the thing is I. Don't know that Amy Sarah's would want to do that I. Feel like. I don't need that. We're talking about this on the Patriot. If you WANNA. Go listen to that about how drew Barrymore also has daily, show a daytime show coming out, and I'm like who would want this job? Drew Barrymore wants this job since when like it's just to meal a a weird job that you wouldn't want that could turn you or probably. Turn you into a monster, right? Yes. but the to provide a context in case you've been under a rock people are like there. There have been the rumors for years and years and years, but specifically the past few months they've really you know the hit a critical mass and started being reported publicly like Ellen is an asshole to everyone. Ellen is an asshole. The people she works with Ellen makes people not talk to her ellen cruel. But now there are reports by like news and variety and insider that it wasn't just ellen being a to everyone and celebrities and not liking Ellen like being on Ellen show. It's that the executive producers were actually like being abusive like in sexually harassing the employees. So it's like a culture. Culture of toxicity. That is the sort of thing that I don't that Ellen is deciding up allegedly that she doesn't want to deal with anymore. So she's like this sucks like I just rather not do this anymore. Right. So but this rumor, this isn't this is in fact, this is rumor because people keep their keep going back and forth and saying some some sources say she's not leaving this show sums his sources as she's leaving the show. I. Can't imagine somebody as likely a annoyed with the whole situation who is known to be not a very nice person would want to continue to fake be nice and have to apologize and half to like kind of whatever because these rumors have been. Kind of like I for some reason I, keeping you Kevin Spacey Pre the abuse allegations like when everyone knew he was gay, but no one knew he was gay like it was weird thing where it was like if you knew, you knew if you didn't, you had no idea what be totally shocked it. Kind of feels like that type of Hollywood news where like everyone knew that Ellen was secretly mean except for Ellen fans who had no idea where living happily with ellen everyday of their life and like the show was wildly successful, right? very strange. A very strange thing. Do you think that this will happen because people are so bored in their craving, the Gospel, and then somebody just this is this is what I mean I, think it's I mean. It's a combination of a lot of things at one of is like the people finally speaking out about their employers. It's like finally like shutting down like the. The systemic issues and leg, not being corporate America and knowing that people will support them and believe them and believe them, and that like the media machine of Ellen isn't powerful enough to shut down. So many voices if enough come out and and we'll talk about it later in the episode, but it's like the it's similar to the. Vanessa. Morgan thing, it's it's shades of an ESA Morgan being like I'm going to speak up against the riverdale creators and the Riverdale producers because people are people are realizing that they can do that and they won't get like dumped on by the press or of their fans they will be seen as like heroes. But. It's also just like, I, Think Dakota Johnson had a tiny bit to do with it because Dakota Johnsons like Open crubaugh open open. Rudeness to Ellen SORTA. Gave People. I don't know permission to speak about rumors that she's an asshole more openly. They're like, it looks like that's what Dakota's referencing. So I didn't even know you liked me. Of course, I. Like you. You Knew I. Liked you. You've been on the show many times and don't I show like. But I did invite you and you didn't come. So this time you invited me, are you sure? How do you? I don't think. So ask everybody. Jonathan. Your producer. I was that, why didn't I go? I don't know that became a meme. You have people like Brad Garret and who else replied to him. Leah Tom's Tom's joins. She is mean she is. She. Yes. Now, I can't believe I just called the Thomson. So Deutsche US minor. That was obsessed the disease of this show right here. Yeah. Leah Thompson also respond to that and said Yep I mean, I just think that it's like no one was a true story note once you lose grip on the fear, you are the power you had over I mean, and it's funny because then you have scooter Braun coming out her being like Ellen is great. I. Love Allen is like so people still. Look at the people coming out and say L. Like scooters, hedging his bets at this, all go away and back to normal and Ellen will still be powerful and whatever, and then you have people speaking out i. just it's a fascinating reveal of a monolith almost kind of crumbling that you didn't think would ever. Be exposed like this. I didn't. It seems like Palmer is getting a lot of A lot of press over like a lot of tweets being could replace. Ellen is trending key Palmer got a lot. Tiffany haddish. Got A lot that woman who does the like trump impersonations? What's her name? Sarah? Cooper. She got a lot of people tweeting about her I mean, I think it's just bomber just someone who someone who actually. Got Some tweets booing reply Oh doodoo be from drag race also got A. Drag. Race. Got I. saw that. Yeah. But I think he palmer when you when you want someone who has like the resume as well like. You of don't WANNA, pick someone random like Sarah Cooper. As funny as she is on twitter, because like her her her skills as a as an interviewer, not proven whereas Kiki, Palmer is a link interviewer host. Yeah I mean I would say like the Ellen slots, big slot made we just move up the ladder. We get Kelly Clarkson in that slot. We get Drew Barrymore Kelly was and we get key. Palmer. Work. Curse, lot I know these are all people on different network. So it makes literally no sense but you. Better like we. We cannot confuse the audience. We must replace the Ellen show with someone named. Ellen. Ellen Ellen. Page's like don't look at me like another gay. Just like I will not I will. Zone POMPEO, she wouldn't do it. I. Don't I don't need Elon Pale. Ellen Page Ellen Popular, and Never Would Ellen Pompeo every interview Ellen Pao's ever done. It's been like I. Love Grey's Anatomy I. have nothing but free time like. She will never do that. You know who would do it. Who Ellen Barkin? Embark and all Ellen Barkin wants is a soapbox like did someone say soapbox?
Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber Release ‘Stuck With U’ Charity Duet, Plus Fan-Filled Music Video
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Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber Release Charity Song 'Stuck With U'
"Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande has released a song stuck with you which will benefit the first responders children's foundation platoon is the first of a musical compilation benefiting charitable organizations from the duo's manager scooter Braun's SB projects that will be released over the course of the year first responders children's foundation's funds grants and scholarships for children of healthcare workers emergency medical technicians paramedics police officers and firefighters serving on the front lines during the global pandemic the music video for the song is a combination