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Taylor Swift has the receipts and she’s showing them in new war of words

Taylor Swift has the receipts and she’s showing them in new war of words
When Scooter Braun spent hundreds of millions of dollars on a record label he acquired years and years’ worth of content by Taylor Swift… the only problem was Swift regarded Braun as a bully and the takeover as a personal attack. 
 
It appears to have been, as recently Swift went public with the claim Braun and (now his) Big Machine label have been banning her from performing her old songs in live recording situations, like her performance at the AMAs, so she doesn’t create new versions of the songs which escape their clutches. Braun and Big Machine flatly denied these accusations, but the problem for them is Swift’s people have the emails doing the banning!
 
Swift’s team have explained further:
 
“The truth is, on October 28, 2019 at 5:17 p.m. the Vice President, Rights Management and Business Affairs from Big Machine Label Group sent Taylor Swift’s team the following: “‘Please be advised that BMLG will not agree to issue licenses for existing recordings or waivers of its re-recording restrictions in connection with these two projects: The Netflix documentary and the Alibaba ‘Double Eleven’ event.’”
 
“To avoid an argument over rights, Taylor performed three songs off her new album Lover at the Double Eleven event as it was clear that Big Machine Label Group felt any televised performance of catalogue songs violated her agreement. In addition, yesterday Scott Borchetta, CEO and founder of Big Machine Label Group, flatly denied the request for both American Music Awards and Netflix. Please notice in Big Machine’s statement, they never actually deny either claim Taylor said last night in her post. Lastly, Big Machine is trying to deflect and make this about money by saying she owes them but, an independent, professional auditor has determined that Big Machine owes Taylor $7.9 million dollars of unpaid royalties over several years.”
 
Oh yes. It looks like Braun is, as Swift claims, trying to control her. 

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