Taylor Swift Slams Former Label As They Plan Release Of Live Album Tonight!
Taylor Swift has been very vocal about the handling of her catalog after her former label was purchased by Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta. Although it seemed as though the drama had come to a cease-fire once her Netflix documentary Miss Americana was released -- it turns out this may only be the beginning.
Taylor refused to be silenced by 'the man' when she revealed that the music big wigs purchased Big Machine Records and refused to let her buy her own music.
She revealed her goals of changing the music industry when she covered Billboard Magazine.
'We need to think about how we handle master recordings, because this isn’t it. When I stood up and talked about this, I saw a lot of fans saying, 'Wait, the creators of this work do not own their work, ever?' I spent 10 years of my life trying rigorously to purchase my masters outright and was then denied that opportunity, and I just don’t want that to happen to another artist if I can help it. I want to at least raise my hand and say, 'This is something that an artist should be able to earn back over the course of their deal — not as a renegotiation ploy — and something that artists should maybe have the first right of refusal to buy.''
She also plans to go back and re-record all her songs to release them under her new label.
Big Machine has decided to release a live Taylor Swift album -- something that she is calling a shameless money grab during the COVID-29 pandemic.
The singer wrote, in part, on her Instagram Story that: 'This recording is from a 2008 radio show performance I did when I was 18. Big Machine has listed the date as a 2017 release but they’re actually releasing it at midnight.'
She went on to say that she did not give them consent to do this.
What do you think Taylor's next move against Big Machine will be?