Justin, Ariana, and the Scooter Braun Mess
The Town with Matthew Belloni
Thu, August 24, 2023
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Episode Description: The Scooter Braun Controversy

In this episode, host Matt Belloni delves into the recent news surrounding the departure of several high-profile artists from their manager, Scooter Braun. Joined by Shirley Halperin, editor-in-chief of LA Magazine and an expert on Scooter Braun, they explore the rise of Scooter as a manager, his controversial acquisition of Taylor Swift's masters, and the current state of his relationships with his clients.

Shirley provides valuable insights into Scooter's background and sheds light on his potential future plans. She suggests that Scooter may be shifting his focus away from music management and towards his role as CEO of HYBE, the American unit of a prominent South Korean entertainment company.

The conversation also delves into the perception of Scooter within the music industry. Is he seen as a villain or a savvy businessman? The episode explores the various perspectives surrounding Scooter's actions and the impact they have had on his reputation.

Furthermore, Matt and Shirley discuss the recent departures of artists from Scooter's management company and how it may be indicative of a larger reorganization within HYBE and the music industry as a whole.

If you're interested in the inner workings of the music industry and the controversies surrounding one of its most influential figures, this episode is a must-listen.

Original Show Notes
Matt is joined by Shirley Halperin, the Los Angeles magazine editor in chief, to discuss the latest in the Scooter Braun–Justin Bieber–Ariana Grande situation. They talk about Scooter’s meteoric rise in the music industry, discuss how he has cultivated his image, and ultimately debate why so many major artists are reportedly trying to cut ties with Braun as their manager right now. For a 20 percent discount on Matt’s Hollywood insider newsletter, ‘What I’m Hearing ...,’ click here. Email us your thoughts! thetown@spotify.com Host: Matt Belloni Guest: Shirley Halperin Producers: Craig Horlbeck and Jessie Lopez Theme Song: Devon Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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