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taylor follows. reputation secret sessions RI.10/18/2017 • 11/13/2017

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Wouldnt scott have made a ton of money if he just sold taylor her masters back? And he wouldnt have to share power with scooter

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he would’ve, but he also would’ve had to close big machine because those masters represent 80% of the money they make every year

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I also think that scott probably in particular after seeing her go through the whole 2016 incident and how people reacted after the whole streaming debacle (thinking she's greedy etc.) didn't think she'd be willing to put herself in that kind of situation again. And thought if there was going to be resistance it would be in private. My guess is that they also didn't think she would react so soon and so publically to the deal.

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yup! i don’t think he’d realized that her power and her wherewithal had only gotten stronger. and to be fair, none of us thought she’d speak up so aggressively or strongly either. but they shouldn’t have underestimated her willingness to follow through on things. she’s really become very very good at speaking out and at about not backing down when she’s mad or she feels like she is being wronged - it’s part of the “growing up and learning to take up space” idea, as well as what she talked about to rolling stone re: not questioning her own emotions and intuition and just reacting in real time.

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I just don’t get it why they don’t let her buy her masters they will lose tons of money if she re records

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zobothehob0:

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my suspicion is that initially they thought she’d never have the balls to threaten to rerecord or the desire to follow through (this was mistake #1) and now that she has they’re too prideful to actually let her get them back

Well also at this point if they sell them back to her, they’ll be admitting that keeping them from her in the first place was a shitty moneygrab move. Their narrative this whole time has not changed: They say they wish her the best, this decision was never about the money, and was done with respect towards her.

If they sell her her masters back, they acknowledge the discrepancy between that and the truth. They want to keep themselves looking like the victim to Taylor’s over emotional childish temper tantrum.

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I just don’t get it why they don’t let her buy her masters they will lose tons of money if she re records

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my suspicion is that initially they thought she’d never have the balls to threaten to rerecord or the desire to follow through (this was mistake #1) and now that she has they’re too prideful to actually let her get them back

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If you think about it, Scooter probably told Scott to take care of this re-recording mess. So Scott has a year to fight to keep his job and company because he’ll definitely be the scapegoat if Taylor re-records and costs them $...unless he has a contract to protect himself. (And no I don’t feel sorry for him at all. Just amused at the irony that he could be booted from his own label.)

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this honestly seems pretty plausible

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So do you think she's gonna give us an update before the AMAs? Is there going to be a formal announcement from either BMR or Tree whether she will be able to perform her old music? Or will it just be all unknown until the show actually happens?

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it will probably all be unknown

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Lol I’m living for scooter trying to blame it all on Scott since Scott was like I can’t wait for the future and blah blah blah after Taylor’s first post and now scooter is gonna make him take all the blame

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it’s honestly fucking incredible. he’s just a pawn in scooter’s game too and i really would not be surprised if scooter just axed him from big machine in the next year or so.

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"(the biggest indicator, to me, is that e! article about scooter and scott)" I dont know how many times this needs to be repeated but E News are not a reliable source or ever have sources and never have been right about Taylor. They are the last people to rely on. The only sources are People Mag and TMZ (they get tipped by scooter)

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that article says nothing about taylor though outside of contextual information. it’s basically scooter’s sources talking about scott and e!news aka kardashian HQ does have a direct link to scooter. e! has no business running a story like that unless they were paid to bc no one gives a shit about drama between scooter and scott for funsies lol. so here i would say they’re reliable (and they actually have had ok taylor sources on and off anyway)

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Just how... how.... could they be so stupid to expect she won’t go online with it

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i know like i just said to a friend that taylor has been pretty mouthy and aggressive about what she wants since she was 15. did he really expect she’d lay down and take it?

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1075 The River radio station just tweet an article about how Big Machine shut down their office for safety concerns but that there were not threats or any instances of concern from the police. Basically calling out BM for trying to manipulate everyone into thinking Swifties were dangerous.

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lmao they really dragged them for filth huh

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Do you think any progress has been made since Taylor posted the letter? Or do you think something COULD happen? I understand her publicly exposing them and the truth of the matter, but I don’t see what it can do at this point.

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so i actually do think that progress has been made (the biggest indicator, to me, is that e! article about scooter and scott), but i am not sure what the outcome will be. i do think that they’d be pretty idiotic to take any action against her from singing the songs at this point, though i’d get if she didn’t want to risk it, and i also think the whole “do not rerecord and stop talking about us immediately” situation presented as a threat is a very VERY bad look for scott and big machine specifically.

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Agh I hope she can perform her hits on the AMA’s but I think this gave her an opportunity to really make a very memorable performance (rumors has it that it will be very memorable)

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it’s going to be absolutely insane no matter what

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I think the auditor came back with a result that big machine didn’t agree with, I don’t think Taylor would have brought this up because it’s never about the money with her, but now, if I were her I go after what ever was fine especially if I don’t get my Netflix or performance the way I want it

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yeah like that money is obviously a question mark and there’s more to that story but an auditor wouldn’t have even been brought in if at least one party wasn’t trying to track it down. I’d go after it too if I were her.

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Did you watch snl last night?

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no i didn’t i didn’t get home from hamilton until 11:45 and then i chatted with my parents about the show for a little before we all went to bed. i heard harry was good though

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Wait is jingle ball recorded?

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yeah the one she’s doing is live-streamed

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Daylight is so open like he had commitment issues and she had trust issues but it’s all good now

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they just worked it out and continue to work it out and now they see daylight! (remember when zane lowe asked her about fight or flight and was like “youre such a fighter” and she was like “HA!”? that’s some “‘maybe i’ve stormed out of every room in this town” tea)

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Tbh if Taylor was in debt I doubt she would make m&g free, and like put a lot of money into her concerts, or spend a lot of her own money on music videos. I know Taylor is rich but she also isn’t dumb and I highly doubt she would spend so much if she owned around $8 million

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i mean there’s also the notion that while $8 million is not at all an insignificant amount of money, it is also virtually pocket change for her and she could pay it back immediately and not notice it was missing. so either (a) she doesn’t owe them money at all and they’re lying or (b) it’s money that’s somehow disputed as to where it falls for one reason or another and they opted to put some spin on the story to make it look like it’s owed. neither of these take away from the fact that they actually owe her money, and it’s honestly pretty suspicious on their part that the amount she supposedly “owes” is the same that she is owed.

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(Trying to stay positive part 2) Probs gonna be a full set of Lover songs, Capital and Z100 sets are normally 5-6 songs, she'll probably keep YNTCD & Lover, so that leaves 3/4 new possibilities, I vote I Think He Knows and Paper Rings, I think acoustic will be Lover or DBATC

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yeah i think even if this hadn’t happened she’d probably whip out a new song or two at her jingle ball sets (i think she was going to at we can survive too), so there’s plenty to look forward to either way

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hello i'm a little lost but why does bm owe taylor 7.8 mil dollars?? where did it come from

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it’s in unpaid royalties over the past several years, so unclear what for. it came from a statement that tree made after big machine tried to deflect by saying that taylor was in debt to them (as if she’s ever been in debt a day in her life)

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