"As Taylor Swift's partner for over a decade, we were shocked to see her tumblr statements yesterday based on false information", the statement read.
Taylor posted a lengthy note on social media slamming the two men for telling her to "be a good little girl and shut up", and following the post, Big Machine responded by denying her allegations. "This includes the upcoming American Music Awards performance". Here's the issue ... she told her fans last Thursday she had been planning to perform her old songs, so if she was planning to, you would think she would have rehearsed with them. One of Braun's on-and-off clients is Kanye West, who has tormented Swift for more than a decade, interrupting her at award shows, disparaging her in his songs and putting a waxwork of her naked body into a music video. It really should be pointed out that recording artists do not will need label approval for dwell performances on tv or any other stay media. However, next year, Swift can re-record the songs and she's made no secret that she intends to re-record every single one. When Scooter Braun bought out Big Machine from Scott Borchetta, Swift's albums-which she has never owned-were signed over to Braun. "Since Taylor's decision to go Large Machine final topple, we now absorb continued to honor all of her requests to license her catalog to third parties as she promotes her most recent epic whereby we originate no longer financially recall part".
"This is where I'm asking for your help", Swift wrote.
Swift signed a new deal with Universal Music Group previous year that gave her ownership of her masters going forward, including for her recently released seventh album Lover.
Swift wouldn't be the first artist to record "forgeries" of their biggest hits: TLC, Prince and Def Leppard have all used the tactic to regain control of their music. Swift claimed all future events where she was previously scheduled to play her hits were up in the air.
In response, Big Machine Label Group released a statement saying, "At no point did we say Taylor could not perform on the AMAs or block her Netflix special". Swift said that Big Machine had specifically told her she couldn't use her old music in a Netflix documentary about her life, and in a career-spanning medley on the American Music Awards.