Taylor Swift once more slammed her ex-label boss Scott Borchetta and music supervisor Scooter Braun, this time for blocking her from performing a medley of her songs on the American Music Awards.
In an emotional publish on her social media platforms (together with Tumblr), the musician mentioned the 2 music business giants have now mentioned she’s not allowed to carry out her outdated songs on tv “because they claim that would be re-recording my music before I’m allowed to next year.” Swift will probably be honored with the Artist of the Decade award on the Nov. 24 present.
She additionally mentioned Borchetta and Braun have barred Netflix from utilizing Swift’s older music and efficiency footage for a documentary about her, which had but to be introduced.
Her publish comes months after Braun’s Ithaca Holdings acquired Big Machine Label Group in a controversial $300 million deal. Swift had signed with the document label for her debut album and labored with it till 2017′s “Reputation.”
She signed a brand new document cope with Universal Music Group final yr and claims Borchetta has refused to let her personal her music. She had plans to re-record the songs from her first six albums subsequent yr.
The documentary and any of Swift’s recorded occasions by way of November 2020 “are a question mark,” she wrote.
Borchetta has disputed the claims that Swift couldn’t purchase her music again. He beforehand mentioned that Swift “had every chance in the world to own not just her master recordings, but every video, photograph, everything associated to her career. She chose to leave.”
After the acquisition, Swift was additionally vocal about Braun, writing that his “manipulative bullying” had focused her for years. She described Braun, who manages musicians together with Demi Lovato and Justin Bieber, as the one who “stripped her of her life’s work” and who tried to “dismantle” her profession.
In her newest publish, Swift mentioned Borchetta advised her staff she might carry out her earlier hits on the AMAs provided that she agrees to cease speaking about each Borchetta and Braun and if she agrees to not re-record her catalog in 2020.
“The message being sent to me is very clear,” Swift wrote Thursday. “Be a good little girl and shut up. Or you’ll be punished. This is WRONG.”
She known as on her followers to place strain on Borchetta and Braun and inform them “how you feel about this.”
“Scooter also manages several artists who I really believe care about other artists and their work,” she wrote. “Please ask them for help with this — I’m hoping that maybe they can talk some sense into the men who are exercising tyrannical control over someone who just wants to play the music she wrote.”
Swift’s publish shortly went viral as she ― unsurprisingly ― acquired an outpouring of help from her Taylor Nation fanbase. The hashtags #IStandWithTaylor and #FreeTaylor trended worldwide on social media.
Representatives of Braun, Borchetta and the AMAs didn’t instantly reply to HuffPost’s requests for remark.
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