Since the time Taylor Swift left her lifelong label- Big Machine Label Group and joined hands with the Universal Music Group, feud over her music has been constantly erupting in public.
Swift, who is going to be honoured at this year’s AMA with the Artist of the Decade Award was planning to perform a medley of her hit songs throughout the decade. However, music industry talent manager Scooter Braun and label boss Scott Borchetta are keeping her from singing her own songs.
The ‘Bad Blood’ singer took to social media to share her ordeal where she urged fans to “let them (Scooter and Scott) know how you feel”.
She tweeted screenshots of a long statement in which she says that the “tyrannical” music managers, who own the rights to her early albums, were stopping her from performing her own work at the upcoming American music awards.
Don’t know what else to do pic.twitter.com/1uBrXwviTS— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) November 14, 2019
Taylor signed with the Big Machine Label Group at the age of 14 years and has recorded six albums with them. She left the group in November 2018 because the deal with them did not give her ownership of her own songs.
Swift alleged that BMLG was responsible for years of “incessant, manipulative bullying” of her.
“The message being sent to me is very clear,” Swift wrote. “Basically, be a good little girl and shut up. Or you’ll be punished. This is WRONG … she said.
The singer enjoys a huge fan base, who in no time came to her defence. They are surely “letting the music managers know”.
Have a look at some tweets:
Let @taylorswift13 perform the songs SHE WROTE in a medley when she gets the Artist of the Decade Award. They are her creative property and performing them live is different than recording them in a studio. Get off your high horse and show some compassion. #taylorswift— 🤶 J the Xmas Snake 🐍 (@JLTodd4128) November 14, 2019
Scotter and Scott you guys are LITTERLY so selfish This is so rude that Taylor can't even perform her OWN Song She have to beg For it WTF THATS SO UNFAIR please GIVE HER WORK BACK! PLEASE IT'S A HUMBLE REQUEST #TaylorSwift— Nathan ⭐ (@cruelsummer13th) November 15, 2019
Swift also urged other artists managed by the label to support her cause. She wrote, “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”.
Braun and Borchetta are yet to respond to these claims and the public outrage by Taylor's passionate fans.