Taylor Swift says she’s not allowed to play her older songs and calls out Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun.

It all started with a post by Taylor Swift on Thursday. (see below)

Taylor’s being honoured at the AMAs this year with Artist of the Decade and she’s set to perform a medley of her hits, but Scooter Braun owns the music since buying her catalogue from Scott Borchetta in June.

Taylor says the company is not allowing her to perform the songs:

Big Machine, her old record label, says it’s not true.

They released a statement:

“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. In fact, we do not have the right to keep her from performing live anywhere….The truth is, Taylor has admitted to contractually owing millions of dollars and multiple assets to our company, which is responsible for 120 hardworking employees who helped build her career.”

Taylor claims the company owes her money.

And the latest comes from a rep for Taylor that quote a message to Taylor from Big Machine on October 28:


“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’ [an event in China at which Swift performed last week].”

So the ping pong game of accusations continues.

Filed under: 2019, AMA, live, perform, Permission, scooter-braun, songs, Taylor Swift