Taylor Swift vs Scooter Braun Feud Featured in New Documentary

A new documentary series, 'Taylor Swift vs Scooter Braun: Bad Blood,' explores the $300 million dispute between Taylor Swift and music industry mogul Scooter Braun over music ownership, delving into gender dynamics and fan influence in the industry. The series examines the 2019 feud that began when Braun acquired Swift's former record label, Big Machine Records, without her consent, and the subsequent power struggle over her music catalog." This description focuses on the primary topic of the article (the documentary series and the dispute between Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun), the main entities involved (Taylor Swift, Scooter Braun, and Big Machine Records), the context of the music industry, and the significant actions and consequences of the dispute. The description also provides objective and relevant details that will help an AI generate an accurate visual representation of the article's content.

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Taylor Swift vs Scooter Braun Feud Featured in New Documentary

Taylor Swift vs Scooter Braun Feud Featured in New Documentary

A new documentary series, "Taylor Swift vs Scooter Braun: Bad Blood," is set to release in June on Discovery+ in the UK, exploring the $300 million dispute between Taylor Swift and music industry mogul Scooter Braun over music ownership. The two-part series will delve into the complexities of the feud, including gender dynamics in the industry and the power of fan influence.

The documentary will be available to stream exclusively on Discovery+ in the UK for £3.99 a month with Amazon Prime Video's Discovery+ channel. The series will consist of two hour-long episodes, each examining the opposing sides of the argument.

The feud began in June 2019 when Braun bought the rights to Swift's first six albums without consulting her. Swift has since been blocked from buying back her masters, while Braun alleges that Swift refused to negotiate and incited a public feud.

"Taylor Swift's dispute with Scooter Braun over the ownership of her music exploded into the mainstream, taking contract law from boardroom to social media and into public interest," said Charlotte Reid, Vice President of Commissioning, Networks and Streaming at WBD UK and Ireland.

The documentary comes as Swift prepares for the UK leg of her record-breaking The Eras Tour, with performances in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, and Liverpool. The series is part of the 'vs' docuseries format, which has previously featured documentaries such as Johnny vs Amber, Kim vs Kanye: The Divorce, and Vardy vs Rooney: The Wagatha Trial.

The documentary was commissioned by Charlotte Reid and executive produced by Matt Reid for WBD in the UK and Ireland. The series is executive produced by Nick Hornby and Sarah Eglin for Optomen TV.

In 2019, Scooter Braun's Ithaca Holdings acquired Big Machine Records, Swift's former record label, for $300 million. As a result, Braun gained ownership of Swift's music catalog. Swift expressed unhappiness with the deal, claiming she did not consent to Braun owning her music and wanted the rights to it.

Swift wrote in a Tumblr post: "For years, I have been asking and begging for a chance to have my masters... Instead, I was given the opportunity to re-sign with Big Machine Records and get one album at a time, one for every new one I turned in." She revealed that she didn't know Braun was buying her former label until the news went public, saying: "I found out about Scooter Braun's purchase of my masters when it was announced to the world."

Braun finally broke his silence on the matter in November 2019, saying: "I think people have to communicate, and when people are able to communicate, I think they succeed." Swift plans to re-record all of her old music, but won't be able to do so until November of this year. Braun manages several artists, including Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, and previously represented Kanye West.

The documentary "Taylor Swift vs Scooter Braun: Bad Blood" will provide an in-depth look at the high-profile dispute between Swift and Braun that has captured public interest. With the series set to release in June, coinciding with Swift's UK tour dates, fans will gain a deeper understanding of the complexities surrounding music ownership and the power dynamics at play in the industry.

Key Takeaways

  • New documentary series "Taylor Swift vs Scooter Braun: Bad Blood" to release on Discovery+ in June.
  • The 2-part series explores the $300 million dispute over music ownership between Swift and Braun.
  • The feud began in 2019 when Braun bought Swift's album rights without consulting her.
  • The documentary examines gender dynamics and fan influence in the music industry.
  • The series coincides with Swift's UK tour dates, providing insight into the music ownership dispute.