Taylor Swift Escalates Battle With Scooter Braun and Big Machine

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The singer said in a post that her old label was blocking her use of certain songs, and she asked her fans to get involved.

Rage Against the Big Machine: What’s Driving the Taylor Swift Showdown

excerpt from an article By JEM ASWAD and SHIRLEY HALPERIN appeared on Variety

Swift has deftly reduced a very complex legal matter into a simple issue: her right to own and control her music.

Swift said that Big Machine threatened to block her from performing her songs from the label’s catalog on the American Music Awards, and from using them in a forthcoming Netflix documentary, and Big Machine contends the opposite — that “since Taylor’s decision to leave Big Machine last fall, we have continued to honor all of her requests to license her catalog,” though it is unspecific to the American Music Awards or the doc. In the case of the latter, it stands to reason that original master recordings would be needed if she wanted to play portions of music from her first six albums.

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