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Halsey Voices Support for Taylor Swift Amid Sale of Her Masters

Halsey Voices Support for Taylor Swift Amid Sale of Her Masters

Halsey is speaking out to show support for Taylor Swift after her master recordings were sold to music manager Scooter Braun.

The 29-year-old singer-songwriter wrote in a blog post that she is “sad and grossed out” after Scooter purchased her former label Big Machine Label Group for $300 million.

All of Taylor‘s albums and master recordings up until her soon to be released album Lover, are owned by Big Machine, and now Scooter owns all of them.

Taylor Swift is a huge reason why I always insisted to write my own music,” Halsey wrote in a statement of support on Twitter. “I believed if she did it (in a way that made my teeth ache like cold water and my heart swell and my eyes leak) than I should too. Cause that’s how to make someone feel. To drag it from the pits of your heart. To offer it on a platter and say ‘take some but take kindly.’”

“She deserves to own the painstaking labor of her heart. She has surpassed all expectations of what any artist is even capable of. She catapulted her stardom into the Milky Way. And it turns my guts that no matter how much power or success a woman has in this life, you are still susceptible to someone coming along and making you feel powerless out of spite. It speaks volumes to how far we have to come in the music industry. The way writers are treated. How as an entertainer you are respected but as a writer you’re walked all over. Even when you are both in one single body,” Halsey added. “I am standing with her.”

Taylor Swift retweeted the tweet on the social media platform. Click here to see all the celebrities who are signed with Scooter.

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  • imsn

    Yes

  • MarcoPolo

    Too bad Taylor doesn’t write music like this anymore.