In case you (somehow) missed this tea, Taylor Swift put out a statement regarding her upcoming performance at the American Music Awards. In the statement, Taylor said she was planning to perform a “medley of hits” throughout the decade however, she is legally not allowed. According to Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun, her playing her old hits equate to “re-recording her music.” Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun are the owners of her previous label, and they technically “own” a lot of her previous releases.
Don’t know what else to do pic.twitter.com/1uBrXwviTS
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) November 14, 2019
Big Machine (the label of Scott and Scooter) have since put out a statement to Page Six calling Taylor’s claims “false information.” The statement from Big Machine is as follows:
“As Taylor Swift’s partner for over a decade, we were shocked to see her tumblr statements yesterday based on false information. At no point did we say Taylor could not perform on the AMAs or block her Netflix special. In fact, we do not have the right to keep her from performing live anywhere. Since Taylor’s decision to leave Big Machine last fall, we have continued to honor all of her requests to license her catalog to third parties as she promotes her current record in which we do not financially participate.”
In Taylor’s support, thousands of fans and other celebrities/artists are chiming in their support for Taylor regarding this sticky situation.
Oh my god 😭😭 we’re with u! 💗💗
— alice #LOLA 🎭 (@AliChater) November 15, 2019
Perform them and make them come after you. You’ll win in court! There’s a lot I don’t agree with you on but music is to be shared not silenced. #IStandWithTaylor
— Kaya Jones (@KayaJones) November 15, 2019
We’re always here for you 💖 Your fight is our fight!!
— Taylor Lover Tour (@TaylorLoverTour) November 14, 2019
Would my twitter account be suspended if I share Scooter’s phone number or email address????
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) November 15, 2019
And boy, I would NOT want to be the one to piss off a bunch of Taylor Swift fans.
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