Big Machine Denies Blocking Taylor Swift From Singing Hits, Calls Threats "Calculated"

POPSUGAR Entertainment | 11/17/2019 | Quinn Keaney
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Taylor Swift's feud with Scooter Braun and Big Machine's Scott Borchetta over the rights to her music and her upcoming performance at the American Music Awards rages on. After Swift publicly called the high-profile music manager and the owner of her former record label out on Twitter with a heartfelt letter accusing Braun and Big Machine of blocking her from playing a medley of her old hits at the award show, the record label responded with a lengthy statement to Us Weekly denying her claims.

"As Taylor Swift's partner for over a decade, we were shocked to see her Tumblr statements yesterday based on false information. At no point did we say Taylor could not perform on the AMAs or block her Netflix special," Big Machine Label Group said on Nov. 15. "In fact, we do not have the right to keep her from performing live anywhere. Since Taylor's decision to leave Big Machine last Fall, we have continued to honor all of her requests to license her catalog to third parties as she promotes her current record [Lover] in which we do not financially participate."


Big Machine's statement also accused the 29-year-old superstar of "contractually owing millions of dollars and multiple assets" to the company and its "120 hardworking employees who helped build her career," and made it clear that they took her threats and call for action from her hundreds of millions of fans seriously.

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"We have worked diligently to have a conversation about these matters with Taylor and her team to productively move forward. We started to see progress over the past two weeks and were optimistic as recently as yesterday that this may get resolved," the label...
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