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Scooter Braun Sells Taylor Swift’s Catalog for $300 Million (3)

Nov. 17, 2020, 1:05 AM

Music manager Scooter Braun sold Taylor Swift’s first six albums to an investment firm in a deal that values the assets at around $300 million, according to a person familiar with the matter, ending a contentious episode that drew rebukes from the pop star herself.

Braun acquired Swift’s catalog last year as part of a purchase of Big Machine, a Nashville, Tennessee-based country record label. Braun, who manages Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, partnered with the Carlyle Group, 23 Capital and George Soros to buy Big Machine for about $300 million. The rest of the label isn’t included with ...