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Taylor: "Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun have now said that I’m not allowed to perform my old songs on television"

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Merryem    6,985

 

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. 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.
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.
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.
Please let Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun know how you feel about this. Scooter also manages several artists who I really believe care about other artists and their work. Please ask them for help with this - I’m hoping that maybe they can talk some sense into the men who are exercising tyrannical control over someone who just wants to play the music she wrote. I’m especially asking for help from The Carlyle Group, who put up money for the sale of my music to these two men.
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 AMA’s, 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.
Taylor

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Hylia    83,904

I hate these douchebags jj4 

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trashbanjo    360

They're trying to provoke her and sabotage her and it's disgusting. She needs to get their asses to court ASAP. Anybody with a brain can see, especially with their long history, that Scooter and Scott want nothing but ill-will for her. The fact they told her to stop dragging them and calling them out on their bullshit as part of the "deal" just screams petty, bitterness, and sabotage.

 

Something tells me Scooter and Scott took a hit, financially, after the last time and no doubt caused strains in many of their work relationships.

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edwinfg    8,086

reputa pt.2 in 2020 we won

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Maraj    66,904

this is so messed up istg.. fuck Scooter Braun. 

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Régine Filange    23,037

She shouldn't perform and re-record her songs. By letting her perform only if she agrees to not record anything, it shows that he knows he will not get many $$$ by her anymore and he's scared.

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Jake    16,477

This is horrible. Dislike her all you want, but NO artist ever needs to be put through this. Having your own art be locked away by someone who had NO relation to it whatsoever is not okay at ALL. Scooter is such a dick. However, I don't think fans + such should be dragging any other artist into this. It's their drama, although it's public, I don't think they deserve to be insulted for business that's not necessarily theirs. This is not a stan war issue at all, it's a morality issue about the industry itself. Grow up if you think otherwise.

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tomás    21,217

this is literally evil. imagine having all the hard work and emotional input you put into your craft taken away from you by some greedy pigs. disgusting.

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Gilly    8,522

ariana better speak up or im burning my stan card

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ajp    9,437
25 minutes ago, Jake said:

This is horrible. Dislike her all you want, but NO artist ever needs to be put through this. Having your own art be locked away by someone who had NO relation to it whatsoever is not okay at ALL. Scooter is such a dick. However, I don't think fans + such should be dragging any other artist into this. It's their drama, although it's public, I don't think they deserve to be insulted for business that's not necessarily theirs.

Too late. Twitter is blowing up. interesting1

 

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Galaxy    2,361

what if rich white str8 men didn't rule the world anymore

 

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Divine    143,610

This is disgusting. I just know Tooter will send his lapdogs after her too like last time. I’m so glad so many people are finally starting to realize just how SCUM $cooter Braun is. 
I’m seeing quite a lot of support for her this time, granted the post is still fresh out of the oven so Scott and Scooter still have plenty of time to spin this. I’ve only really seen men siding with Scooter on this too. Not shocking. I’m not gonna say the reason but I’m sure we all know why!

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She should perform anyway, and then drag their asses to court. Knowing Taylor, I don't doubt her power and influence. She could very well fight this and set a precedent for artists who create their work. I know she won't stand down and let these two dick wads bully and intimidate her.

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CHANEL #1    10,271

She is gonna drag their disgusting asses in court and I hope they stream it cause I will watch and enjoy as she takes these pigs DOWN.

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Infrared    19,693

Scooter is dumb for fucking up his career rip4

Dr. Luke tried this with Kesha and she won in the end rip4 

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hector    30,397
2 hours ago, Gilly said:

ariana better speak up or im burning my stan card

she shouldn’t, she doesn’t have anything to do with this and dragging not only Ariana but the rest of the artists Scooter has signed is really unnecessary. scooter’s the one who should say something, not them 

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