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.
Taylor Swift 's former partner at Big Machine Label Group has released text messages between the two after Taylor 's post about Scooter Braun . # TaylorSwift .
After a few months of public détente, a bitter fight between some of the music industry’s most powerful figures was ratcheted up again on Thursday night when Taylor Swift called on her fervent army of fans to express their displeasure with the men she said were controlling her most recognizable music.
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In a social media post on Tuesday, the 38-year-old music executive shared a message that seems to allude to his ongoing spat with the 29-year-old pop star over the rights to her older music.
"Kindness is the only response," he posted, adding that those are "words to live by."
Words to live by ????— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun)
Braun's post comes amid new developments in his feud with the "Paper Rings" singer, which was reignited last week afterthat Braun, Scott Borchetta, and Big Machine Records, her former label, were preventing her from performing her old songs at the 2019 American Music Awards in addition to hindering the release of a Netflix documentary about her.
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.
Taylor Swift caused an industry stir on Sunday with a Tumblr post decrying the sale of Big Machine to a company owned by the music manager Scooter Elsewhere, some questioned whether Swift , with her enormous wealth and reputation for careful self-mythologizing, was the best messenger for this
Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun 's feud is heating up. Those things would only be allowed, Swift claimed, if "I agree to not re-record copycat versions of my songs next year In response to Big Machine's statement, Swift 's spokeswoman released an additional statement from the "Paper Rings"
"Right now, my performance at the AMAs, the Netflix documentary and any other recorded events I'm planning to play until November 2020 are a question mark," Swift wrote in part.
Amidfrom both sides -- during which Swift's narrative "does not exist" and alleged that they "do not have the right to keep her from performing live anywhere" -- celebs took sides, with an message, and of Braun, his current manager.
On Monday, Big Machine Label Groupinsisting that they and "Dick Clark Productions have come to terms on a licensing agreement that approves their artists’ performances to stream post show and for re-broadcast on mutually approved platforms. This includes the upcoming American Music Awards performance."
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Braun manages the 25-year-old singer.Taylor Swift took to social media on Thursday to allege that Scooter Braun, Scott Borchetta, and her former label, Big Machine Records, are preventing her from performing a medley of her hits at the American Music Awards and stalling production on a planned Netflix documentary.
Justin Bieber is standing by his manager Scooter Braun amid his ongoing feud with Taylor Swift .
The Taylor Swift – Scooter Braun feud , charted. Courtney Soliday. To start, “I put green to denote they were clients of Scooter Braun ,” Soliday said. She used yellow to mark people who liked Justin Bieber’s fateful Instagram post , and purple to indicate people who liked another major Instagram post
However, shortly after that statement's release,in a statement that, "At no time did Dick Clark Productions agree to, create, authorize or distribute a statement in partnership with Big Machine Label Group regarding Taylor Swift’s performance at the 2019 American Music Awards. Any final agreement on this matter needs to be made directly with Taylor Swift’s management team."
ET has reached out to Braun, Borchetta, Swift, Big Machine, Netflix and the AMAs for further comment.
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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.