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Comrade Swift takes on the suits

Some of our readers may not have realised, but we’ve become quite enamoured with Taylor Swift over the past few years.Not because of her music mind you (after all, this is allegedly a markets blog) but rather her raging against the financialised music machine, which has manifested itself in a variety of ways: most notably, her long-term feud with manager Scooter Braun.Here’s the back-story. In the summer of 2019, Braun acquired Big Machine Label Group for just over 0m. That label was once home to Ms Swift and so had the rights to the masters of her first six albums which, as you might imagine, produced a pretty hefty revenue stream.Swift was pretty ticked off, not just because she disliked Braun immensely, but because it meant she lost control of her intellectual

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