The singer used her social networks to ask for the help of her followers #IStandWithTaylor
Taylor Swift used her social networks on Thursday to make a long outburst and appeal to her fans. According to the singer, Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun – who now own the songs she recorded throughout her first 13 years of career. Now they are banning her from singing any of her songs.
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According to a lengthy text, she planned to present a medley of her greatest hits at the American Music Awards, which will honor her with the Decade Artist award but was stopped by both men.
She continued by stating that they also did not allow the use of their songs and performances in a Netflix documentary about their life being produced for some years.
Taylor Swift left Big Machine Records after the release of her album Reputation and lost the right to her previous releases.
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As their composer, she decided to re-record them all from scratch so she could own her list.
Taylor Swift plans to rewrite all of her albums after losing music rights.
In the statement, the singer said that Scooter and Scott said they would only allow the use of the old songs if she gave up the rewrites, planned for the end of 2020.
“The message they are sending me is very clear. Basically, be a good girl and shut up. Or you will be punished,” she wrote in part of the text.
She took the opportunity to ask her fans and other artists for help, believing that a big move against them could change their minds.
Don’t know what else to do pic.twitter.com/1uBrXwviTS
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) November 14, 2019
Taylor Swift Long Tweet
“Guys, it was recently announced that the American Music Awards will honor me with the Decade Artist award at this year’s awards. I was planning to present a medley of my hits from the last decade. Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun warned that I am not allowed of presenting my old songs on TV because they say it would be rewriting my songs before I was allowed to do it next year.
Also – and that’s not the way I intended to tell this news – Netflix has been working on a documentary about my life over the last few years Scott and Scooter refused to use the recordings of my old songs and performances in this project, even though there is no mention of either of them or Big Machine Records in the movie.
Scott Borchetta said to my team that they will allow me to use my music only if I do so: Agree not to re-record my songs next year (which is something I am legally allowed and very eager to do) and They told my team that I have to stop talking about him and Scooter Braun.
I strongly believe that sharing what is happening to me can change the awareness of other artists and potentially help them avoid a similar future. The message they are sending me is very clear. Basically, be a good girl and shut up. Or you will be punished.
This is wrong. None of these men participated in the composition of these songs. They did nothing to create the relationship I have with my fans. So this is where I am asking for your help.
Please tell Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun how you feel about this.
Scooter is also a business owner of several artists that I believe care about other artists and their work. Please ask them for help – I’m hoping maybe they can convince these men who are practicing tyrannical control over a person who just wants to play the song she wrote. I am especially asking for help from the Carlyle Group, which invested money in the purchase of my music by these two men.
I just want to be able to present MY songs. That’s it. I tried to handle it privately through my team, but it was not possible to solve anything. Right now, my performance at AMA, the Netflix documentary and other projects I was planning until November 2020 is a question mark. I love you guys and thought you should know what was going on “