Taylor Swift Accuses Scooter Braun & Scott Borchetta Of Preventing Her From Performing Her Songs
Taylor Swift, 29, continues her feud with Big Machine label owner Scott Borchetta and his partner Scooter Braun. On November 24, the “Lover” songstress is set to be honored with the Artist of the Decade award, along with perform at the awards show. However, upon her invitation to the grand event, the music executives have blocked her from playing any of her old songs at the show.
Back in June 2019, Borchetta and Braun had purchased the star’s extensive catalog, meaning the record label owns her past six albums: Reputation,1989, Red, Speak Now, Fearless and Taylor Swift. Just a few hits from these wildly successful records include “Delicate,” “Blank Space,” “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and “Love Story.” Since they have acquired the catalog, the Hollywood businessmen have refused to give the ten-time Grammy winner back ownership over her songs, and the singer has called them out for being “manipulative bullies,” who have allegedly been targeting her for years.
In addition, the executives have banned Swift and Netflix from using any of her old music and performance footage in a biographical film that is currently in the works.
Swift further addressed the feud with Variety, leaving this message:
“Scott Borchetta told my team that they’ll allow me to use my music only if I do these things: If I agree to not re-record copycat versions of my songs next year (which is something I’m both legally allowed to do and looking forward to) and also told my team that I need to stop talking about him and Scooter Braun.”
“This is WRONG. Neither of these men had a hand in the writing of those songs. They did nothing to create the relationship I have with my fans. So this is where I’m asking for your help,” Swift said.
Indeed, despite his feud with the international pop star, Braun continues to work closely with other big-time artists, such as Justin Bieber and Demi Lovato. In an effort to gain the rights back to her own music, Swift has urged fans to reach out to their favorite artists for help with the issue.
“Scooter also manages several artists who I really believe care about other artists and their work,” she said. “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.”
Nonetheless, fans continue their support for Swift and have started the hashtags #IStandWithTaylor and #FreeTaylor, which are currently trending worldwide.