Taylor Swift vs Scooter Braun Documentary Sets Release Date and Debuts First-Look Trailer

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Taylor Swift is set to take center stage in a new documentary delving deep into her highly publicized feud with music industry mogul Scooter Braun. Titled “Taylor Swift vs Scooter Braun: Bad Blood,” the two-part series was announced last month by Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) and promises an in-depth exploration of the contentious $300 million sale of Swift’s masters to Braun, a transaction that sparked widespread controversy and divided both fans and celebrities alike.

The documentary is scheduled to debut exclusively on Discovery+ starting June 21, according to an announcement made during the Cannes Lions conference in France. Swift’s fans and curious viewers will be able to stream the series via Discovery+, which is accessible for £3.99 per month through Amazon Prime Video’s Discovery+ channel, along with a 30-day free trial for Amazon Prime subscribers.

“Taylor Swift vs Scooter Braun: Bad Blood” follows a trend of popular documentary series featuring high-profile conflicts, such as “Johnny vs Amber,” “Kim vs Kanye: The Divorce,” and “Vardy vs Rooney: The Wagatha Trial.” The upcoming series aims to provide an in-depth look at the dispute that unfolded after Braun’s acquisition of Swift’s first six albums in June 2019. Over the course of two hour-long episodes, viewers will be immersed in a comprehensive examination of the feud, exploring themes ranging from music ownership intricacies to gender dynamics within the industry and the influence of fan support.

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Taylor Swift. PHOTO: Virisa Yong/BFA.com / Shutterstock

Each episode of “Bad Blood” will adopt a balanced approach, presenting both sides of the contentious issue. Swift’s perspective focuses on her claims that the sale occurred without her consent and her subsequent inability to reclaim her music masters, while Braun’s viewpoint counters with allegations that Swift declined negotiation attempts and opted instead for a public feud that polarized her fan base against him.

In the trailer for the documentary, voices from both camps are heard passionately defending their positions. Supporters of Swift portray the conflict as a betrayal of both an artist and a woman in a male-dominated industry, while advocates for Braun argue that the transaction was a straightforward business deal rather than a targeted attack.

The documentary promises insights from legal experts, journalists, and individuals close to both Swift and Braun, providing viewers with a comprehensive understanding of the complexities underlying the highly publicized dispute.

“Taylor Swift’s dispute with Scooter Braun over the ownership of her music exploded into the mainstream, taking contract law from boardroom to social media and into public interest,” commented Charlotte Reid, Vice President of Commissioning, Networks and Streaming at WBD UK and Ireland. “It’s a high-profile, high-interest story that opened debate on fandom and dominated headlines, one which will resonate with our viewers.”


The premiere of “Taylor Swift vs Scooter Braun: Bad Blood” on June 21 marks a significant moment for fans eager to witness the unfolding narrative behind one of the music industry’s most talked-about controversies. As Swift continues her UK leg of The Eras Tour with sold-out performances at prestigious venues like Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium, interest in her personal and professional journey remains fervent among her global audience.

Scooter Braun
Scooter Braun. PHOTO: Marc Patrick/BFA.com / Shutterstock

For those unable to attend Swift’s live performances, the documentary offers an intimate glimpse into her tumultuous relationship with the music industry and the ramifications of her ongoing battle for artistic control.

In addition to “Bad Blood,” Discovery+ subscribers can explore a variety of content options, including Taylor Swift concert films like “The Eras Tour (Taylor’s Version)” and the latest season of “The Kardashians” on Disney+, which offers flexible subscription plans starting from £4.99 per month.

With anticipation building for its release, “Taylor Swift vs Scooter Braun: Bad Blood” promises to captivate audiences worldwide, shedding light on a saga that transcends music and underscores the complexities of power, ownership, and creative autonomy in the entertainment industry.

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