Taylor Swift Not Allowed To Sing Her Old Hits At American Music Awards
Bad news for Taylor Swift’s fans as her performance at the upcoming American Music Awards is doubtful due to an on-going feud with “tyrannical” music managers Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta. “Don’t know what else to do,” Swift wrote on Twitter, also mentioning that the upcoming project of a new Netflix documentary about her life might get cancelled. In a long statement on Twitter she alleged that Borchetta and Braun, who own the rights to her early albums, were not allowing her to perform her own work at the upcoming AMAs. This is the same stage where she is set to receive the artist of the decade award.
An upset Swift also announced that given the circumstances Netflix might not feature the documentary made about her life. “This isn’t the way I had planned on telling you this news,” she wrote adding that the project was being made for the past three years.
- Bad news for Taylor Swift’s fans as her performance at the American Music Awards might get cancelled due to an on-going feud with “tyrannical” music managers Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta.
- Swift also announced that Netflix might not feature the documentary about her life which they have been making for the past three years.
- Swift is set to receive the artist of the decade award at AMAs
The cold war started when the singer left music Big Machine Label Group – whose founder and chief executive, Borchetta, signed her as a 14-year-old. Together they had recorded six albums. The singer signed Universal Music Group in November 2018 and thus began a battle between the two. She said she was “not allowed to perform my old songs on television” by Braun and Borchetta “because that would be re-recording my music before I’m allowed to next year,” she wrote.
“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 …”
“Right now, my performance at the AMA’s, the Netflix documentary and any other recorded events I am planning to play until November 2020 are a question mark. I’ve tried to work this out privately through my team but have not been able to resolve anything,” she said.
The year 2019 is already dominated by Taylor Swift, who has been announced as the world’s highest-paid entertainer by the annual Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Her recent, most colourful song yet, “ME!” created a lot of buzz this year, she is now closely followed by two members of the wider Kardashian clan – reality star turned cosmetics queen Kylie Jenner and rapper Kanye West.
The singer-songwriter appealed to her fan base to “let Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun know how you feel about this”.
“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,” Swift wrote.
“I just want to perform MY OWN music. That’s it.”
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