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Dec 3, 2014 5:56 PM

Taylor Swift mentor Scott Borchetta to join 'Idol'

The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) Taylor Swift's mentor and record executive Scott Borchetta will join "American Idol" when the show returns in January.

Fox announced Wednesday that the Big Machine Records CEO and president will work as a mentor on "Idol" when its 14th season debuts Jan. 7.

The winner of the next season of "Idol" will be signed to Borchetta's Big Machine Records. The roster includes Swift, Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire, the Band Perry and Brantley Gilbert.

Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. are returning as judges on the series.

Big Machine Records is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group, which is also the parent label to Interscope and Def Jam Records.






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