Taylor Swift ‘Barred From Singing Hits at Awards’
Taylor Swift has said her performance at the upcoming American Music Awards (AMAs) is in doubt because she is being barred from performing her own songs.
“Don’t know what else to do,” Swift wrote in a tweet, which contained screenshots of a long statement in which she alleged that Borchetta and Braun, who own the rights to her early albums, were preventing her from performing her own work at the upcoming AMAs.
she is set to receive the artist of the decade award at American Music Awards.
Swift also said that Netflix had for the past three years been making a documentary about her life which also been put in jeopardy.
“Right now my performance at the AMAs, the Netflix documentary and any other recorded events I am planning to play until November 2020 are a question mark,” she wrote.
Swift is set to be named Artist of the Decade at the AMAs later this month and said she had been planning to perform a medley of her hits.
But in her statement on Thursday, she said the two men had blocked her from performing her old songs on television, claiming that this would be re-recording her music before she is allowed to next year.
They also blocked the use of her older music or performance footage in the upcoming Netflix film, she claimed.
Braun and Borchetta have not yet responded. While, her fans responded instantly, with the hashtags “IStandWithTaylor” and “FreeTaylor” trending on Twitter.
The battle over Swift’s music has been regularly erupting into the public sphere since the singer left music Big Machine Label Group- whose founder and chief executive, Borchetta, signed her as a 14-year-old and with whom she had recorded six albums.