After examining the dynamics of competing businesses such as Netflix and Blockbuster, Coca-Cola and Pepsi, and Facebook and Snapchat, it’s time to share her music with superstar Taylor Swift and music mogul Scooter Braun. A well-known rivalry for ownership of master recordings is Business Wars, a podcast hosted by David Brown on Wondery.
“Business Wars: Taylor Swift vs. Scooter Braun” will air on Amazon’s Wondery+ at midnight ET (September 7) with “On the Outside” (available on all podcast platforms), “Bad Blood”, “Revenge of the Swifty. The wide release of the second episode will arrive on September 14th, ending a week later with Episode 3. Bonus footage is also in the works.
Read this season’s synopsis: “Pop icon Taylor Swift has amassed the music industry’s most loyal following. And Taylor has decided to take on her very powerful and very famous manager, Scooter Braun.” In the latest season of Wondery’s podcast series, Business Wars, one artist’s quest to own his own master track turns into a quest to rebuild the music business. It becomes a costly and painful battle with power. ”
In 2019, Brown’s Ithaca Holdings acquired Big Machine, Swift’s record label that released her first six albums. Swift claimed that Brown later sold the rights to those records without giving her a chance to buy them, she later claimed to be the girlfriend of “Fearless” and “Red,” released in 2021. re-recorded two albums from
Launched in 2018, “Business Wars” examines the conflict between two organizations over multiple episodes. Previous editions included an investigation into the food delivery wars pitting Netflix against Blockbuster, Coca-Cola against Pepsi, Facebook against Snapchat, ESPN against Fox Sports, and Uber Eats against DoorDash, Grubhub and Postmates.
“Business Wars” won the “General Podcasts — Business” category at The Webby Awards 2019. Winner of the iHeartRadio Awards for Best Business and Finance Podcast in 2020.