Scooter Braun Leaves Music Manager Job for New Role at Hybe
FILE - Scooter Braun attends day one of Homecoming Weekend on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, Calif. Braun, one of the most recognizable names in the music business known for representing artists like Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, will no longer work as a music manager. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Scooter Braun Leaves Music Manager Job for New Role at Hybe

June 17th, 2024

Scooter Braun is a very famous person in the music world. He helps music stars with their work. He has worked with big music stars like Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande. But now, he will stop being a music manager. Scooter Braun said this news on his Instagram. He will do different work now. He will help the big company Hybe in South Korea. He is a boss there. People talked about this change before. Scooter Braun has helped many music stars. He has been a manager for 23 years. He started when he was 19. He cares for his music stars and will always support them. Last week, people from Hybe said that Ariana Grande is not managed by Braun anymore. But she will still work with him. There were also talks that Justin Bieber might leave Braun. But Scooter Braun works with many people. They help manage all the stars. Some stars, like Carly Rae Jepsch, do not work with Braun now. This change happened because Braun is busy with other work at Hybe. He wants everyone to know what he is doing. His team will take care of the music stars now. Braun also bought a big music company in 2019. Taylor Swift was with this company. But he sold her music and now she is making her own music again. Scooter Braun is excited to do new things with Hybe. He wants to make the company grow and be very good.
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💭 Discussion Questions

. Who is Scooter Braun?
. What is Scooter Braun going to do now?
. Is Scooter Braun still Justin Bieber's manager?

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🌐 Cultural context

Scooter Braun is an American music figure. He has managed American pop stars. Now he's working with Hybe, a South Korean entertainment company known for K-pop music. K-pop is a popular musical genre from South Korea.

🧠 Further reading

Cinema of India
India has a big movie world. People in India make movies in many languages. Hindi movies are very famous, but in 2021, Telugu movies made the most money. Movies are made in many cities like Mumbai, Chennai, and Hyderabad. Lots of movies come from India every year, and in 2022, they earned a lot of money. Movies in India use different languages and show different people. Hindi movies make 33% of the movie money, Telugu movies make 20%, and other languages like Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam make money too. There are also movies in Bengali, Marathi, and more. Now, South Indian movies make more money than Hindi movies from Mumbai, called Bollywood. Telugu movies make the most money of all. People all over the world like Indian movies. In the past, Hindi movies were the most popular. But now, other Indian movies are also very popular. People from India who live in other countries help the movie business too. Movies started a long time ago. After people saw moving pictures in London in 1896, they brought them to Mumbai.

Executive producer
In movies and TV, an executive producer is a very important person. They help make sure the movie or show is made. They can help pay for it and make big decisions. Every movie or show can have more than one executive producer, and sometimes many. They do things like find money, help make the show, and make sure it can be watched by people. Sometimes, they are very involved, and other times, they just give money. More people are becoming executive producers now than in the past. This is because making movies and shows can cost a lot of money. Sometimes many people give money to help make one big movie. Sometimes a few people give a little money to help make a smaller movie. In TV, the executive producer helps plan the show, makes sure it looks good, and watches how money is spent. Some famous writers also work as executive producers on their shows.

Artist development deal
A company that makes music can help a singer get better and more famous. The singer works with the company, and the company gets money when the singer does well. Sometimes this is good for the singer. But the company can also take over and make decisions for the singer. Long ago, some companies and people who helped singers weren't always nice.