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Taylor Swift Calls Out Soros Family in Fight With Private Equity

  • Investment firms helped finance the purchase of her old music
  • Carlyle and Soros didn’t do due diligence on deal, she says
Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Photographer: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Taylor Swift renewed her criticism of private equity, calling out the Carlyle Group and the Soros family for helping her nemesis Scooter Braun purchase the rights to her old music.

In a speech at a Billboard Women in Music event Thursday night, she called the increasing presence of private equity in the music industry a “potentially harmful force,” decrying that the firms are unregulated and “buying up our music as if it is real estate.”