Pete Waterman has slapped Taylor Swift by saying Scooter Braun ‘made her’ after releasing her rerecorded version of her album Fearless last week.
The record producer, 74, spoke out against the singer, 31, during an interview on Times Radio on Wednesday, saying he ‘feels sorry’ for musicians who are unable to do what she did by simply relaunching her 2008 hit album to record. .
He claimed, ‘Let’s face it, there is no anger like a woman who is scorned, and she [is] scorned. You know, there’s no question about it – this is a vendetta between her and her ex-manager.
Record producer Pete Waterman (pictured in 2016) slammed into Taylor Swift on Wednesday, claiming that Scooter Braun ‘made her’, saying he ‘pities’ musicians who do what she has
‘That’s what it’s all about. Bob Dylan made the decision based on a multiplier of what he thinks he has left in his life …
“I think they paid his earnings 17 times … and he’s like,” You know what, I’m taking the 300 million now. “
In addition to his criticism of Taylor, he said, ‘What I’m worried about is … she entered into a relationship with Scooter Braun, who raised the money and made her what she is.
Now she doesn’t want to acknowledge that. And that, I think, is the danger to the record industry. ‘
Her Own Way: Taylor released her re-recorded version of her album Fearless last week, and Pete said, ‘There’s no question about it – this is a vendetta between her and her ex-manager’
Thoughts: Pete said of Taylor: ‘She dated Scooter Braun, who collected the money and made her what she is. Now she doesn’t want to acknowledge that ‘
Pete continued, ‘I feel sorry for the young songwriters who can’t do this, don’t have the money to hire the lawyers who would do this.
“So if a young writer for instance, let’s say they had five or six hits, if they did, they would literally go out of business in five years.”
Fearless is the first of six albums Taylor plans to re-record and release as a way to regain creative control over her music after selling her previous catalog “without her knowledge.”
Braun acquired ownership of Swift’s old music catalog when he bought her first label, Big Machine Records, in June 2019.
Furious that she had no chance to repurchase her work, she went public three months later with her idea to re-record all six albums.
But then, in November 2020, Braun sold the rights to her first six albums to private equity firm Shamrock Holdings, in a deal that would be worth more than $ 300 million according to Variety.
Determined to retain ownership of her future music, Swift signed a new agreement with Universal Music Group in 2019 that gives her the rights to all future masters, including her surprise albums Folklore and Evermore, as well as 2019’s Lover.
Released in 2008, Fearless was Swift’s second studio album, which became a critical and commercial success with the crossover singles Love Story and You Belong With Me.
Regaining Creative Control: Taylor released her own version of her 2008 album Fearless on Thursday after selling her master’s recordings and promoting it on social media
Old and New: Fearless (Taylor’s Version) contains 26 songs and six previously unheard songs
The album won four Grammy Awards at the 52nd ceremony and helped establish the Pennsylvania native as one of the greatest performers of her generation.
While Swift has retained the publishing rights to her songs and makes money every time someone streams them or buys a download or a CD of the compositions, she didn’t have the actual master recordings, which were originally owned by her record label Big Machine. .
In a sign of dedication, her fans known as Swifties are currently trying it out to make the original recordings on Spotify disappear.
Twitter account Taylor Swift Updates has shared a guide to hiding all old versions of her albums and songs on Spotify to make sure fans get the re-recordings automatically.
Back catalog: Taylor announced in August 2019 that she would re-record her first six albums after not acquiring her back catalog that was bought and sold by Braun.
Second album: Fearless was Taylor’s second studio album and became a critical and commercial success for the singer upon its release in 2008; she saw them in LA in November 2008