Taylor Swift says AMAs efficiency doubtful amid music feud

Taylor Swift performs at the MTV Video Music Awards in New Jersey, US, 26 August 2019Picture copyright
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Swift is being named Artist of the Decade at this month’s AMAs


Taylor Swift has stated her efficiency on the upcoming American Music Awards (AMAs) is doubtful as a result of she is being barred from performing her personal songs.

In a message to followers on social media, the singer stated music managers Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta wouldn’t let her carry out songs from her previous albums, which they personal the rights to.


She stated a Netflix documentary about her life had additionally been put in jeopardy.

Braun and Borchetta haven’t but responded.

Swift made the allegations in a press release posted to Twitter with the caption: “Do not know what else to do”.

“Proper now my efficiency on the AMAs, the Netflix documentary and another recorded occasions I’m planning to play till November 2020 are a query mark,” she wrote.

Why is there a feud?

In June, Swift revealed that the masters of her early music had been bought to Braun by her former report label, run by Borchetta, and alleged that she was not advised about it.

On the time the singer accused Braun, who additionally manages Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and Demi Lovato, of “incessant, manipulative bullying”.

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Swift additionally accused Braun of making an attempt to “dismantle” her “musical legacy”. Whereas he didn’t reply to her feedback, he was supported by Lovato and Bieber, who claimed Swift was simply out “to get sympathy”.

The singer confirmed in August that she deliberate to re-record music from her first six albums so she might personal the rights to the brand new variations.

What in regards to the AMAs and Netflix documentary?

Swift is about to be named Artist of the Decade on the AMAs later this month and stated she had been planning to carry out a medley of her hits.

However in her assertion on Thursday, she stated the 2 males had blocked her from performing her outdated songs on tv, claiming that this might be re-recording her music earlier than she is allowed to subsequent 12 months.

Additionally they blocked the usage of her older music or efficiency footage within the upcoming Netflix movie, she claimed.

Swift alleged that Borchetta advised her workforce she would solely be allowed to make use of the music if she agreed “to not re-record copycat variations” subsequent 12 months and stopped speaking in regards to the two males.

“The message being despatched to me could be very clear. Mainly, be little lady and shut up. Otherwise you’ll be punished,” she wrote.

She went on to ask her followers to assist to strain Braun and Borchetta into altering their minds and to enchantment to the artists they handle for assist. She additionally requested for assist from the personal fairness agency The Carlyle Group, which she stated financed the sale.

Followers responded immediately, with the hashtags “IStandWithTaylor” and “FreeTaylor” trending on Twitter.