I’m sure you’ve already heard all about it, but there’s this huge feud going on between Taylor Swift and her old record label, Big Machine Label Group. And let me tell you, I’m here for the drama that keeps unfolding.
Basically, Tay-Tay told all of her fans via Twitter that she had hoped to play her old hits at the American Music Awards later this month, but her big, bad former record label wouldn’t let her. She also claimed that they blocked a Netflix documentary about the pop star from using any of her older music or performance footage.
Her former label, Big Machine Label Group in Nashville, Tennessee, responded by saying they did nothing of the sort. In fact, they released a statement saying, “We do not have the right to keep her from performing live anywhere,” and added that they have “continued to honor all of her requests to license her catalog to third parties as she promotes her current record in which we do not financially participate.”
Taylor’s Fans Started Threatening Big Machine Employees
T-Swift did something not so great, though. It’s not likely what she intended, but her fans have started bullying Big Machine employees that have nothing to do with the feud. She encouraged fans to “let Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun know how you feel about this,” but those diehard “Swifties” started doxxing other employees of the record label and making death threats.
In the wake of all that, Big Machine released another statement saying that an agreement had been reached, and Taylor was allowed to perform whatever she wants at this year’s AMAs.
Isn’t this something that both Taylor Swift and Big Machine should have lawyers for? Solving issues like this is kind of what they’re here for.
Which Side Is Telling the Truth?
Anyway, without having firsthand knowledge of the situation, it can be hard to tell who is in the right.
Do you think that Taylor Swift is really being bullied by her old record label like she says? Or do you think that she’s playing victim in a narrative that “does not exist,” like Big Machine claims?
Who is in the right: Taylor Swift, or Big Machine Records?
Big Machine Records