Taylor Swift Has “No Legal Recourse” to Sue Scooter Braun Over Masters
Taylor Swift is unlikely to sue Scooter Braun over the ownership of her masters because she doesn’t have a solid case. “She has no legal recourse,” music specialist Howard King, who represents artists including Kanye West and Pharrell Williams, tells <i>Billboard</i>. “The masters are the record company’s property. There’s nothing in a contract that says they can’t sell it to another company.” She adds, “In fact, it happens all the time. There’s no key man clause in these recording agreements.” It was announced this week that a company fronted by Braun had purchased Big Machine Label Group, which owns the master recordings for six Swift albums.