Entertainment Big Machine Records' Offices Shut Down Due to Threats Amid Taylor Swift Feud
Taylor Swift Says Scooter Braun, Scott Borchetta Are Blocking Her From Playing Old Hits at AMAs
Taylor Swift has taken to social media to tell fans that Scott Borchetta, her former label head at Big Machine Records, and his new partner Scooter Braun are trying to nix her plans for a retrospective performance at the American Music Awards, as well as denying the use of her recordings for a documentary she has only now revealed. © Chelsea Lauren/Shutterstock Swift made the surprising allegations in posts on her Instagram story, Facebook and Twitter — the latter under the caption: “Don’t know what else to do.
The feud between Taylor Swift and Big Machine has reached a scary new level.
A source with knowledge of the situation tells ET that Big Machine Label Group's headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, was forced to shut down early on Friday, at 12:30 p.m. local time, due to direct and hostile death threats being made to employees of the company.
The source believes thatfans are going to extremes to leak personal contact information and addresses of company employees -- not just and Scott Borchetta. Authorities have not been notified. ET has reached out to Swift's rep for comment.
Big Machine Records Denies Taylor Swift’s Claims of Blocking Music Use
In a statement issued early Friday morning, Big Machine Records denied Taylor Swift’s claims that they are blocking the use of her music. Swift had said in social media posts late Thursday that her former record company, which is run by Scott Borchetta and his new partner Scooter Braun, are trying to nix her plans for a retrospective performance at the American Music Awards, as well as denying the use of her recordings for a newly revealed Netflix documentary.
The news comes after Swift took to social media on Thursday to allege that Braun, Borchetta, and her former label, Big Machine Records,from performing a medley of her hits at and stalling production on a planned Netflix documentary. In her post, the singer urged fans to "let Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun know how you feel about this."
With many celebrities taking sides,to ET on Friday that, "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."
A spokeswoman for Swift, however,in a followup statement to ET, writing that Borchetta "flatly denied the request for both American Music Awards and Netflix."
Selena Gomez Stands Up for Taylor Swift Amid Her Music Battle: 'It's Greed, Manipulation and Power'
'My heart is so heavy right now.'In the early hours of Friday morning, the 27-year-old singer joined a growing number of famous voices coming out in support of Taylor Swift amid her battle against Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta of Big Machine for her music.
"Please notice in Big Machine's statement, they never actually deny either claim Taylor said last night in her post," Swift's statement added.
A Big Machine executive, however, told ET: "Taylor can 100 percent perform all of her catalog, past and present, at the AMAs. Big Machine has no issue with her performance going out on live broadcast because it recognizes it doesn’t have the right to block her. Labels can’t block any artists from performing any songs live."
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Taylor Swift's New Netflix Documentary Will Show a ''Raw'' Look Inside Her Life .
Taylor Swift's upcoming Netflix documentary will be a ''raw and emotionally revealing'' look inside her life. The film is set to have its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.Taylor Swift is hitting the big screen very, very soon. On Wednesday, Netflix shared the exciting news that the 29-year-old pop star's upcoming documentary would have its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in January. And no, we can't calm down.
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