Big Machine Records

Big Machine Records
Parent companyBig Machine Label Group
(Hybe Corporation)
FoundedSeptember 1, 2005 (2005-09-01)
FounderScott Borchetta
Distributor(s)Universal Music Group
Country of originUnited States
LocationNashville, Tennessee

Big Machine Records is an American record label, distributed by Universal Music Group. Specializing in country and pop artists, Big Machine is based on Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee. The label was founded in September 2005[1] by former DreamWorks Records executive Scott Borchetta and became a joint venture between Borchetta and country singer Toby Keith.[2] The company concentrates on publishing, management, and merchandising and oversees imprints, such as Valory Music, that are part of the Big Machine Label Group.

The purchase of Big Machine Records by Scooter Braun's company, Ithaca Holdings, in 2019 resulted in a highly publicized dispute and controversy with American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift regarding the ownership of the masters to her albums for the label.

  1. ^ Caulfiend, Keith; Tucker, Ken (November 10, 2007). "Valory Unveiled". Billboard. Vol. 119, no. 45. p. 8.
  2. ^ Stark, Phyllis (March 11, 2006). "The Honeymoon's Hardly Over, but Show Dog and Big Machine split". Billboard. Archived from the original on December 3, 2020. Retrieved September 27, 2016.

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