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Brendon Urie Stands Up for 'Me!' Collaborator Taylor Swift

Brendon Urie Stands Up for 'Me!' Collaborator Taylor Swift

Brendon Urie is speaking out to support his friend and “Me!” collaborator Taylor Swift after her master recordings were sold to Scooter Braun.

The 32-year-old Panic! at the Disco singer told fans his take on the controversy during a live stream on social media.

“This Scooter Braun s–t, like what a piece of s–t, right? You guys know about this dude?” Brendon said during the stream. “It just like broke my heart, I read Taylor‘s statement and I was like, ‘That sounds about right.’ Toxic dudes doing toxic bulls–t in this toxic industry.”

Brendon then started speculating about the legality of the business deal.

“It’s disgusting, right? What a f–king asshole. I thought that was illegal, to do a business turn behind the people who write the stuff. Like you can’t do it without their knowledge. There’s a certain amount of time legally that you have to let the people know,” Brendon said. “There’s gotta be a precedent for that.”

Here are all of the stars who are publicly supporting Taylor amid the controversy.

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  • LegalBetch

    The sheer ignorance of the masses is getting out of hand. None of what happened was illegal. Taylor signed a standard contract with a record label that paid for recording, distributing, marketing, etc. for her music. If it wasn’t for the label, nobody would hear her music and she would be a nobody. This is how things work. The label is within its rights to sell to the highest bidder. Just because she doesn’t like who the label was sold to doesn’t make any of it illegal or wrong. If she has any issues with it, and if there WAS any illegality to the move, she can file a lawsuit. But there wasn’t, so she won’t. Instead, she conveniently turned to social media and her overzealous uneducated fans and celebrity friends of the moment to conveniently play the victim before her new record launches next month.

  • Adri562a90na

    Just because it isn’t illegal doesn’t mean it isn’t wrong. The artist who wrote the songs and albums should be able to own it. This reminds me of indentured servitude of idols in S Korea.

  • Sansa Squad

    It may not be illegal, but it’s an indicator of a corrupt system that allows powerful people to trap literal children in decade-long contracts and refuse them ownership of their own work. (She wasn’t given the option to buy her albums outright, only an option to “earn her albums back one by one” in exchange for staying on the label – which you might be able to argue is extortion/bribery, but hey, I’m just one of the overzealous, under-educated ignorant masses so what do I know?) At the end of the day, people like Scooter and Scott Borchetta are purely money men who need to protect the status quo so they can keep making millions off music that they can’t create, whereas – in this specific case – she’s really just sticking to her principles and fighting for what’s objectively right. This same thing happens to artists all the time BECAUSE it’s legal… which is the whole problem. It takes a Taylor Swift (arguably the single most powerful entity in pop music) to mobilize her fans and celebrity friends for any chance of changing the system. For her to even try at all is pretty badass.

  • MyName

    She sold it. If you sell something then it’s theirs. She was paid for it. Why did she sign with them originally? Oh it was to become rich and famous. She could have bought it, kept hers, and sold the rest. Michael Jackson bought the music of other artists and then later merged with another company.

  • MyName

    Do you work? Do you own all you create or are you paid for your time or the product? The lawyers can’t make the music either but they are paid for their work. Do you believe Jeff Bezos creates everything sold on Amazon?
    TS knew the business she was getting into and she, her parents, and attorneys helped to broker a deal. No one forced her. She wanted fame and fortune and got it. There’s nothing wrong with those who helped being compensated also and people who can afford expensive investments to buy companies. TS’s father, a male you seem to hate those, owned a percentage of that music company.
    I doubt she is the most powerful entity in pop music. I’m guessing you’re wanting the up votes from the teeny boppers. She’s unprofessional by turning to social media. She has been outed before and there is now talk that she was notified prior and thus lied again. She wants attention. If the next new artist doesn’t want to sign then the company will sign the next one on the list. It isn’t corruption but representation. If you want to keep it all then do it all by yourself. Play in those bars without the backing. It was her choice then and she agreed and did well. What she is doing now equates to nothing more than a tantrum.

  • Adri562a90na

    Of course she sold it. She made the contract as a teenager. The precedent is that artists don’t own their own music. Are you trying to suggest because she wanted to sign a record deal & make it big, that it’s her fault or something? The deal wasn’t to buy it. It was to continue making albums for them and earn it back one by one. That’s ridiculous. Excuse her for trying to change how deals are made or warn others about what not to do when trying to sign with labels.

  • MyName

    Her parents and lawyer weren’t teens. Maybe children then shouldn’t work. Her father also owns or owned a percentage of the company. Fault? One in several make it. The companies invest in each. Owning the material is part of the deal. All involved knew what was in the contract. She had the option of not signing with them. She or a group put together by her could have purchased what the Scooter, strange name for an adult, businessman did.
    She isn’t trying to change anything. She’s throwing a social media tantrum. No one is forced to sign. She wasn’t. She and anyone else can stay on their own but they instead want the help of a company to achieve fame and fortune. Those before her knew what was involved, she knew it, and those to come will know it. People have choices. She then made hers.

  • Adri562a90na

    I’m not interested in reading your rambles. You spent a whole paragraph saying you care about the status quo staying how it is and you don’t care for change or progress. Simple. One sentence.

  • MyName

    I’m not part of those who are rambling. I’ve been stating the facts. There’s no status quo, lol, it’s just business. No one has to agree and sign a contract. It will always be done that way. The progress is in the careers of all and increased bank accounts. Fans may want it to be different but facts are real.