Taylor Swift has taken her concerns on social media regarding Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun who are preventing her from performing her old hit songs at American Music Awards.
“Don’t know what else to do,” she said on her posts via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram story.
Borchetta was T. Swift’s former label head at Big Machine Records and Braun is his new partner.
Her plan was to perform her music in a medley to showcase the music career she has built throughout the years. However, the two men have just said to her now that she is not allowed to do that.
“Guys – It’s been announced recently that the American Music Awards will be honoring me with the Artist of the Decade Award at this year’s ceremony. I’ve been planning to perform a medley of my hits throughout the decade on the show. Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun have now said that I’m not allowed to perform my old songs on television because they claim that would be re-recording my music before I’m allowed to next year.”
She didn’t even mean to announce the surprise documentary of her career that Netflix has been producing, but she had no choice.
“Additionally — and this isn’t the way I had planned on telling you this news — Netflix has created a documentary about my life for the past few years. Scott and Scooter have declined the use of my older music or performance footage for this project, even though there is no mention of either of them or Big Machine Records anywhere in the film.”
‘Do not re-record your songs, Taylor’
According to Swift, the Big Machine team told her that she would only be allowed to perform her old songs if she will not re-record them in the future.
“Scott Borchetta told my team that they’ll allow me to use my music only if I do these things: If I agree to not re-record copycat versions of my songs next year (which is something I’m both legally allowed to do and looking forward to) and also told my team that I need to stop talking about him and Scooter Braun.”
“I feel very strongly that sharing what is happening to me could change the awareness level for other artists and potentially help them avoid a similar fate. The message being sent to me is very clear. Basically, be a good little girl and shut up. Or you’ll be punished,” she added
“This is WRONG. Neither of these men had a hand in the writing of those songs. They did nothing to create the relationship I have with my fans. So this is where I’m asking for your help,” the popstar exclaimed.
Swift plead the two men and their team to stop doing the non-sense and think of their artists who they really care to be in the same shoes as hers.
“I just want to be able to perform MY OWN music. That’s it. I’ve tried to work this out privately through my team but have not been able to resolve anything. Right now my performance at the AMAs, the Netflix documentary and any other recorded events I am planning to play until November of 2020 are a question mark.”
“I love you guys and I thought you should know what’s been going on,” Swift ended.