SCOTT Borchetta might not be a name you are familiar with – but you will be VERY familiar with his work.
But just who is the man who discovered Taylor Swift and why are they feuding? Here’s the lowdown…
Who is Scott Borchetta?
Scott Borchetta, 57, is an American businessman who was born in Burbank, California in July 1962.
He is best known for founding the music label Big Machine Records and for discovering Taylor Swift.
Scott started the record label in 2005 and is the President and CEO of the company.
He was also a mentor on American Idol in 2015.
Before Scott founded Big Machine Records Borchetta he was a race car driver.
What is the Taylor Swift feud about?
In the words of Taylor Swift – are you ready for for it?… right here we go:
Taylor signed to Scott’s Big Machine Records when she first started in the music industry
However in June 2019 the singer revealed her devastation that the label had been sold by Scott to Scooter Braun for a reported $300 million (£233 million) through his company, Ithaca Holdings, and thus received majority ownership of her master recordings.
The singer then accused Scooter of bullying her over the years, a claim that Scott and others fought back against.
Then in July 2019, Taylor’s lawyer denied she was given an opportunity to buy back her masters from Big Machine Label Group, as Scott has claimed.
Things then escalated in November 2019 when Taylor begged fans for help after revealing she may not perform at the AMAs after Scooter and Scott reportedly BANNED her from singing her own songs.
In her statement, Taylor said that Scott told her team they would be allowed to use her music only if she agreed to not re-record copycat versions of her songs next year — “which is something I’m both legally allowed to do and looking forward to,” she added. “The message being sent to me is very clear. Basically, be a good little girl and shut up. Or you’ll be punished.”
Taylor called on her fans to help her, and signed off her post by saying: “I love you guys and I thought you should know what’s been going on.”
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What is Scott Borchetta’s net worth?
Well he has a whole lot of cash sitting in the bank.
He has a reported wealth of £155 million.
This is through founding Big Machine Records and discovering Taylor Swift.