Lily Allen Calls For a ‘Musician’s Union’ Amid Taylor Swift/Scooter Braun Dispute

Lily Allen is the latest to weigh in on the Taylor Swift versus Scooter Braun dispute.

After Braun — manager Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, and more — acquired Big Machine Label Group along with Swift's catalog, many celebs rushed to take sides.

Allen posted on social media on Friday (July 5) with her take: "So, this week we had @taylorswift expose a pretty brutal side the music industry, some middle aged multi millionaire white dudes doing what they do best, controlling, belittling and humiliating the very people that they couldn’t do without."

She continued on to talk about Kate Nash's 2018 documentary, Underestimate The Girl, and how it also addressed sexism in the industry, stemming from Nash's own experiences. 

"Now, our very own @katenash has done something spectacular here, I think consumers have little to no idea how hard it is to survive in the industry today, please please please if you're lost for things to do this weekend, please watch this," Allen wrote. "It’s a real eye opener. Musicians worldwide I beg we start a proper union that actually works, we need to change this system. Power is never given, it has to be taken."

Earlier this month, Bieber took his manager's side and called Swift out, saying, "What were you trying to accomplish by posting that blog? Seems to me like it was to get sympathy u also knew that in posting that your fans would go and bully scooter." Lovato, one Braun's newest clients, also took his side saying she is "always gonna stay loyal to my team."

Halsey, Todrick Hall, and Joseph Kahn on the other hand, all took Swift's side, agreeing that an artist deserves the right to own their music.

See Allen's full post below.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

So, this week we had @taylorswift expose a pretty brutal side the music industry, some middle aged multi millionaire white dudes doing what they do best, controlling , belittling and humiliating the very people that they couldn’t do without. Now, our very own @katenash has done something spectacular here, I think consumers have little to no idea how hard it is to survive in the industry today, please please please if youre lost for things to do this weekend, please watch this. It’s a real eye opener. MUSICIANS WORLWIDE I BEG WE START A PROPER UNION THAT ACTUALLY WORKS, we need to change this system. POWER IS NEVER GIVEN, IT HAS TO BE TAKEN. Link in bio etc

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