Never in my worst nightmares did I imagine the buyer would be Scooter. He knew what he was doing; they both did. As Variety previously reported, Swift went public shortly after Big Machine's acquisition by Ithaca Holdings was announced, writing on Tumblr: “When I left my masters in Scott’s hands, I made peace with the fact that eventually he would sell them. Any time Scott Borchetta has heard the words ‘Scooter Braun’ escape my lips, it was when I was either crying or trying not to. That means forever." Controlling a woman who didn’t want to be associated with them. In perpetuity.
Borchetta himself says he sent personally sent Swift a text message on Saturday, the night before news broke, that read, in part:
At the same time, multiple sources contend that Scott Swift instead had a proxy included in a conference call between Big Machine shareholders last Tuesday. For her part, Swift's camp has remained relatively quiet outside of trying to distance her father, Scott Swift, from claims that he had knowledge of a Big Machine shareholder vote that took place on June 25 and was ratified three days later.
Braun's SB Projects is home to such artists as Ariana Grande, Martin Garrix, Tori Kelly, Dan + Shay, Carly Rae Jepsen and Karlie Kloss, among others.
But for now, Braun is the custodian of her masters and very much in the driver's seat as it concerns the business dealings of Big Machine. His attempts to reach Swift directly have so far been fruitless.
"It's inevitable that's what will happen," says an insider close to the situation. It's advice all could stand to take and when cooler heads do eventually prevail and the various parties come to the table. "There are shareholders, a board and a conversation to be had."
Borchetta, the founder of Big Machine Label Group, fired back at Swift for insinuating that she was not able to purchase back rights to her master recordings, posting documents that may refute Swift’s claim that she was only offered the rights to each of her previous six albums one at a time, as she turned in new albums to Big Machine, although Borchetta’s documentation is not complete.
This move will give us more pop culture super-power than ever before and I’m so excited about the future. … I want you to know that I will continue to be the proud custodian of your previous works and will continue to keep you and your team abreast of all future plans for releases of your work." “I am entering into a merger/acquisition with Scooter Braun and Ithaca Holdings.
The tempest in a tea cup that took over the news cycle on Sunday continues into the holiday week, as Taylor Swift supporters like Haim and Allesia Cara add their name to the social media squad, while Scooter Braun defenders include clients Demi Lovato and Justin Bieber.
“On June 25, there was a shareholder phone call that Scott Swift did not participate in, due to a very strict NDA that bound all shareholders and prohibited any discussion at all without risk of severe penalty. Her dad did not join that call because he did not want to be required to withhold any information from his own daughter. Taylor found out from the news articles when she woke up before seeing any text from Scott Borchetta, and he did not call her in advance.” “Scott Swift is not on the board of directors and has never been,” said the spokesperson.
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Will Grande join in the chorus? "She's frustrated by the whole thing," says a source, who suggests that Grande wants to speak out but Braun "is encouraging all of his acts to stay out of it." Braun himself is staying quiet in an effort to diffuse further provocation and avoiding any social media endorsements to the contrary.
A spokesperson for Swift responded to the suggestion denying that Swift's father is even on the board, and saying that he deliberately stayed off the June 25 shareholder call for legal reasons.
The Brauns are said to be "shocked and horrified" at the hate being directed at them from Swift fans and supporters, including former management client Todrick Hall, who appears in Swift's latest video for the song "You Need to Calm Down." But the same can't be said for association like Grande manager and SB Projects partner Allison Kaye, who posted a message on Sunday backing up Braun's wife Yael Cohen Braun, who insiders say was prompted to go public out of concern for her kids' safety.

As noted by our celebrity real estate compadres at Realtor.com, Usher first visited the house as a teenager in 1991 when it was owned by music industry mandarin L.A. Reid. Though it took about a year with shrinking asking prices that started at a defiantly pie-in-the-sky $2.488 million and dropped all the way down to $1.6 million, Usher at long last sold his longtime mansion in Alpharetta, Ga., for $1.5 million. Eight years later, at 20 years old with a role on the sitcom “Moesha” and his recording career on a steep upward swing that has never really stopped, he bought the property for $1.2 million from Reid’s pop singer ex-wife Perri “Pebbles” Reid, who retained the property after their late 1990s split. Prominently sited on a lushly landscaped .87-acre corner lot inside the guarded gates of the affluent Country Club of the South golf community, about 30 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta, the extensively customized, three-story suburban mansion and it’s unusually ample two-story guesthouse together measure 10,823-square-feet with a total of seven bedrooms and seven full and three half bathrooms.
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Two sets of four-panel Dutch doors open the kitchen to a dining terrace with direct access to the gated motor court as well an exterior staircase to the swimming pool. The taupe stucco mansion’s decidedly traditional, sharply gabled exterior belies much more clean-lined and contemporary interior spaces that are largely free of extraneous ceiling moldings and feature lustrous hardwood floors with a rich, cherry wood tone and rustic-modern, reclaimed wood mantelpieces around each of the property’s three fireplaces. A grand, double height foyer steps down to an intimately scaled sitting room with rough-hewn wood plank floating shelves on either side of a beige brick fireplace and the large, expensively equipped if otherwise generically deluxe galley-style kitchen is open over a lengthy island with an integrated snack bar to two informal dining spaces, both with a cushioned banquette built into bay windows lined with 15-pane windows.
A finished lower level opens to a deep covered poolside terrace and contains a huge, concrete-floored theater/music room with sunken seating area along with a yoga studio and a spa bath replete with open shower area, a pair of end-to-end soaking tubs, and a multi-person dry sauna. The detached and completely self-contained guesthouse offers a spacious living room with fireplace, a full kitchen, two bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and a mirror-walled dance studio/fitness room while outdoor recreation and leisure options include sun-soaked and shaded patios, a swimming pool set into stone terracing, a built-in grilling station, and a children’s playground with a super-swank, climate-controlled tree house.
Three guest bedrooms on the upper level share two bathrooms; tucked behind the kitchen, a spacious guest suite has its own deluxe marble bathroom; and the main-floor master suite incorporates a cozy seating alcove with fireplace, a custom-fitted walk-in closet, a free-standing soaking tub that is un-privately entirely open to the bedroom, and a separate bathroom area with another four-pane Dutch door to a vast terrace above the swimming pool.
The mononymically known eight-time Grammy winning musician, one of the best-selling recording artists of all time with more than 75 million records sold worldwide and the co-owner with Justin Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, of the eponymous Raymond-Braun Media Group, additionally owns an “urbane, art-filled” 1920s Mediterranean villa in the swish hills behind the forever-chic Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif., he bought three years ago for $3.368 million and currently has on the market at $3.75 million after it was unrealistically saddled with a $4.2 million asking price when it first popped up for sale earlier in the year.