Taylor Swift denounces Scooter Braun, “poisoned male privilege” in a speech on Billboard
Scooter Braun, one of the world’s top music managers, didn’t seem bothered by reports this week that two of his star clients have parted ways with him.
This week it was claimed that pop star Demi Lovato and singer, actress and West End star Idina Menzel have quit Braun’s SB projects. Sources close to the two artists confirmed this to The Independent.
The Independent has contacted Braun representatives for comment.
Rumors are swirling that pop singer Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber, both with Braun since the launch of their debut albums, are also set to part ways with the 42-year-old’s executive services.
However, representatives for Bieber and Braun have denied that the two men are severing professional ties.
On Tuesday, Aug. 22, on Twitter/X, Braun broke his silence by poking fun at such speculation, writing, “Breaking news… I don’t handle myself anymore. »
Who is Scooter Braun?
In 2006, two years before signing Justin Bieber and 12 years before Georgia imposed hands-free phone laws for motorists, Scooter Braun juggled multiple cellphone devices behind the wheel of a purple Mercedes in Atlanta. The 23-year-old fielded calls from famous venues and publicists, having developed a reputation as a well-connected party organizer – an image he was trying to portray in front of the local reporter who was in the car driving away. profile it. Then Braun was arrested and given a ticket for not wearing his seatbelt.
Peony HirwaniAugust 24, 2023 12:30 p.m.
Scooter Braun is ‘retiring from management’, source says
As word began to circulate with all sorts of reports citing unnamed sources offering explanations for what’s going on with Scooter Braun’s music management empire, one source claimed that Braun was “just losing control.”
“He’s been doing it for years. This is the real story,” a source said. Variety in a new report.
Meanwhile, another conflicting source told the outlet: “It is imploding.
“It’s a different world since the pandemic. You can’t be an asshole like that anymore.
Peony HirwaniAugust 24, 2023 12:00 p.m.
List of major artists still managed by Scooter Braun
A number of clients have reportedly parted ways with Scooter Braun’s management company, SB Projects.
Below is a list of the manager’s clients, including the date they signed with him.
Peony HirwaniAugust 24, 2023 11:30 a.m.
Justin Bieber no longer works with Scooter Braun, sources say
A new report from American weekly claims that Justin Bieber no longer works with Scooter Braun.
According to a source, “Justin has officially let Scooter go as his manager,” adding that the singer’s wife, Hailey Bieber, “led the charge that resulted in Justin leaving him for another manager.”
The source also claimed that Bieber “has been making meetings with other managers for three years.”
This update comes after Puck reported Friday, Aug. 18, that Bieber and Braun hadn’t “spoken in months,” and their reps said that wasn’t “true.”
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Pharrell Williams has responded to the ‘unfortunate’ feud between Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun
Amid the former drama between Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun, Pharrell Williams had commented on their “unfortunate” feud.
“It’s really unfortunate, you know. There was room for him to acquire because that’s how the business works, and I felt for her and I couldn’t be in control of it,”Happy“said the singer/producer in a 2020 interview with Variety.
“There is a system in place that is just not working. He’s a businessman and he also represents artists, so from his point of view, he’s just acquiring something that he thinks would be a good investment. But the artist should have the possibility [to retain ownership]and I don’t know if she did or not.
Peony HirwaniAugust 24, 2023 10:30 a.m.
In April 2021, BTS’ HYBE label merged with Ithaca Holdings, Scooter Braun’s company that managed former clients, including Ariana Grande.
As reported VarietyHYBE (formerly Big Hit Entertainment) purchased a 100 percent stake in Ithaca Holdings through its subsidiary HYBE America.
The sale included SB Projects and its clients such as Bieber, Grande and Demi Lovato, as well as Taylor Swift’s former label, Big Machine Label Group (BMLG).
Peony HirwaniAugust 24, 2023 10:00 a.m.
Scooter Braun posts photos with friends amid Idina Menzel and Demi Lovato departures
Despite recent confirmation that Braun has parted ways with several of his celebrity clients, including Demi Lovato and Idina Menzel, the music manager mogul has continued with business as usual.
In several Instagram posts shared over the past few days, Braun uploaded photos and videos of himself having fun with his friends.
Peony HirwaniAugust 24, 2023 9:30 a.m.
Demi Lovato splits from her manager Scooter Braun
Demi Lovato is parting ways with mega-manager Scooter Braun, The Independent understand.
Monday (August 21), Billboard was the first to report that Lovato was looking for new management after parting ways with Braun’s SB Projects last month.
Peony HirwaniAugust 24, 2023 09:00
In 2020, Scooter Braun spoke of his “regrets” about how his acquisition of Taylor Swift’s longtime label in 2019 led to a feud between the two.
Peony HirwaniAugust 24, 2023 8:30 a.m.
Scooter Braun has been known to be embroiled in a feud with Taylor Swift since 2019, when he bought her longtime label Big Machine Records and became the owner of the master recordings of her first six studio albums.
In November 2020, Braun sold the masters to an investment fund in a deal believed to be worth over $300m (£234m).
At the time of the sale, Swift – who had wished to buy the masters herself – condemned Braun and called him a “tyrant” and “the definition of toxic male privilege in our industry”.
The 33-year-old singer had the idea to re-record her earlier music, which spawned her ongoing Taylor’s Version series.
So far she has recorded: Intrepid (Taylor version), Red (Taylor version) and SPeak Now (Taylor version).
The last installment 1989 (Taylor version) should arrive on October 27.
Peony HirwaniAugust 24, 2023 08:00
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