For the first time since being involved in the drama about Taylor Swift’s music ownership, Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta are speaking out about their new partnership. But the business partners are keeping their lips sealed about the drama took the whole music industry by a storm.
In a recent interview with Billboard, the manager and entrepreneur the manager recalled meeting Borchetta — as well as Swift — years back. He was with his client Justin Bieber at the time as the singer opened Swift’s Fearless tour.
“Our stories were similar,” he told Billboard about Borchetta, the co-founder of Big Machine Label. “Everyone at Big Machine — Taylor was kind, Scott was kind — everyone was kind to me and Justin when we were doing that show, and you don’t forget those things. I never forgot that, and we started a friendship.”
According to Billboard, both Braun and Borchetta opted not to comment on Swift’s scathing Tumblr post shortly after the announcement of their $300 million deal, which led to Braun receiving control of the singer’s masters.
“There was a conversation a few years back and it never really got off the ground, but it was fascinating to me even then,” Borchetta said about their partnership. “There were a lot of things we would throw back and forth — we ended up doing something together with Rascal Flatts and Justin Bieber — and then it got very serious last fall.”
As for Borchetta, he claims that their artists “love” the company’s change to which they believe there is an “upside to being able to talk with one ‘artist team’ instead of feeling like there’s a wall between artist, label and management.”