Taylor Swift Sued By Ex-Manager

Any time someone or something becomes successful, there will be people along the way who feel responsible for the success, be it an idea for a website (like Facebook), a style ([lastfm]Lady Gaga[/lastfm], I’m looking at you) or even a singer.

[lastfm]Taylor Swift[/lastfm] is experiencing the last one right now, as an ex-manager believes he was fired by the songstress just so that the Swift family could avoid paying commissions!

The lawsuit revolves around the allegations of Swift’s former manager Dan Dymtrow, who claims that Swift’s father fired him in 2005, when [lastfm]Taylor Swift[/lastfm] was just 15 years old, in order to avoid paying commissions on Taylor’s first major label deal.

According to a email provided by Dymtrow’s lawyer, Scott Swift wrote to the head of Big Machine, Taylor’s current label, “Enough with the Dymtrow. You asked me to break both his legs, wrap him in chains and throw him in the lake. I did.”

Obviously, Taylor is not the only family member blessed with the gift of metaphor.

A lawyer for the superstar singer replied to the suit, saying, “For him to claim that her success and her major contracts were procured by him is ludicrous.”

How much credit should a manager get if all (s)he did was get a talented artist in the same room with a record label? And should Dymtrow get a dime of Swift’s record-label money?

[Source: Rolling Stone]

Comments (3)
  1. Elizabeth Tally says:

    Absolutely not. Isn’t this always the story: somebody is unable to have a successful life on their own and therefore leaches onto the closest thing that can provide them with wealth and in a perverse way, success?

    I think the Swifts were entirely right in their decision to separate themselves from management as they saw fit. Had Taylor’s success come directly from arrangements her former manager made, or things directly related to their interactions, I could understand where a little bit of compensation would be merited. However, this just seems absurd to me. But that’s the music industry, right? Use whoever you can, to get whatever you want.

    Go Swifts.

  2. Bobby says:

    since when is it wrong to fire someone? Taylor swift is gifted that manager didnt do anything for her, he needs to grow a pair and move on

    1. GO-T says:

      Taylor would have made it regardless, she is a gifted song writer and musician, sings pretty well too…… hmmm im sure her former manager is responsible….. NOT!!

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