Scooter Braun & Big Machine Accused Of ‘Sabotaging’ “Christmas Tree Farm” Release By Posting Taylor Swift Christmas EP on YouTube
The feud between Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun / Scott Borchetta / Big Machine Label Group seems to be forging on — at least as far as Swifties are concerned.
Taylor’s fans excitedly stayed up until midnight to listen to the soon-to-be 30-year-old singer’s new track “Christmas Tree Farm”, only to realize that The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection from 2007 was suddenly uploaded to YouTube at midnight, as well.
The Holiday Collection EP is full of covers sung by Tay and was initially released in 2007 while the star was still signed to Big Machine. The EP was not released by Taylor’s YouTube channel, but instead made its way officially on to YouTube thanks to the label owned by Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta.
Many Swifties thought the Taylor and BMLG had come to some sort of truce since her songs were posted as “UMG (on behalf of Big Machine)” and Taylor’s longtime publicist Tree Paine had deleted the statement blasting Scooter, Scott, and BMLG. But now that the record label posted her old Christmas songs to compete with her new, original ones, fans are heated again.
Big Machine Records, now owned by Scooter Braun, has uploaded Taylor Swift's full 2007 Christmas EP to YouTube, just hours before the release of her new Christmas song “Christmas Tree Farm”. pic.twitter.com/PgIKRShsCV
— Pop Radar (@ThePopRadar) December 6, 2019
Imagine being as desperate as BMR to upload Taylor Swift’s old Christmas EP hours before the release of #ChristmasTreeFarm just to get revenue off 2 views per video ? Taylor stays rich and unbothered pic.twitter.com/tTQIXldaaP
— kenneth ?? (@noitskenneth) December 6, 2019
NOT SCOOTER BRAUN AND SCOTT BORCHETTA TRYING TO SABOTAGE TAYLOR. NOT AGAIN. THEY LITERALLY UPLOADED TO YOUTUBE TAYLOR'S CHRISTMAS EP KNOWING SHE'S RELEASING A CHRISTMAS SONG IN JUST HOURS. I'M SO TIRED OF THOSE MEN.
— loveronica, taylena defense force (@soitfuckingoes) December 6, 2019
As all Swifties know, Taylor has been at odds with Big Machine and Scooter Braun since last summer when the recording artist found out Scott had bought her masters after “bullying” her via Justin Bieber, she said. Things got heated again last month when Taylor claimed they were barring her from using her own music.
Taylor and Tree haven’t spoken out about this recent Christmas-themed business scheme by Big Machine to get revenue from Taylor fans during the holidays and, if they really are working to find an agreement right now, they may not. But Taylor Swift stans are encouraging other fans to block the label on YouTube — and of course, to stream “Christmas Tree Farm.”