confirmed that the rights to her first six albums were sold to a private investment company without her knowledge, in the latest dispute over the lucrative pop megastar catalog. The 30-year-old singer has become one of the world’s most lucrative musicians after more than a decade of hits, including “Shake It Off” and “I Knew You Were Trouble”.
But last year it started, who manages rival pop stars Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, following his company’s decision to buy a majority stake in most of its recordings.
Swift said she had been actively trying to regain control of her master records over the past year in a Twitter post late Monday, following a Variety report that Brown had sold the assets for $ 300 million.
But despite trying to negotiate with Brown, she said her team “received a letter from a private equity company called Shamrock Holdings” announcing that they had bought her music, videos and album covers.
“This was the second time my music was sold without my knowledge,” she wrote, adding that she had started rewriting her earlier songs. Brown has not yet responded to Swift’s tweet.
Swift vowed last year to regain command of the first six albums, making his own masters. Then she said that from this month she was allowed under a contract.
The dispute between Swift and Brown flared up for months last year after the industrial tycoon bought Big Machine, the singer’s label for more than a decade.
“I couldn’t believe who he sold it to because we had endless conversations about Scooter Braun. And he has 300 million reasons to conveniently forget those conversations,” Swift told CBS Sunday Morning last year.
At one point, the singer said that Big Machine had banned her from performing her songs on television or playing a Netflix documentary, the company said.