Scott Borchetta Reflects As Taylor Swift Leaves Big Machine Records: ‘What We Did Together Is Historic’

Scott Borchetta is looking back.

ET Canada‘s Sangita Patel sat down with the Big Machine Label Group founder backstage during the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in Toronto, where he reflected on the last 14 years working with Taylor Swift.

“What we did together is historic,” the 56-year-old explains. “She and I helped build this company that nobody thought we could do. So, we’re very proud of each other, and we found a way for both of us to do some, some pretty amazing things moving forward.”

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In terms of Scott’s fondest memories, he references the album that launched Taylor into the superstar stratosphere a decade ago.

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“I’m thinking about when the Fearless album came out 10 years ago — in 2008 — and, you know, you could just feel this tidal wave was coming,” Scott muses. “That led to the first headlining tour and our first overseas trips. So really, that Fearless era, if you will, was really the one that set the table — that we were really going to do some big things.”

But as one door closes, another one opens. Scott is focused on his latest acquisition: country powerhouse Lady Antebellum.

“It’s a great time to get a new team, and just reactivate, and re-engineer what they can do, because they’re still very young,” Scott shares. “They’re just now hitting halfway.”

 

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