Taylor Swift ‘blocked from using old songs’ at AMAs and in Netflix doc

Taylor Swift has claimed that the man who controversially bought her back catalogue is blocking her from performing her old songs on TV, casting doubt over an upcoming set at the American Music Awards (AMAs) and a Netflix documentary about her life.

The pop star has been embroiled in a row with music manager Scooter Braun since his company announced it had purchased her former record label – Big Machine Label Group (BMLG) – earlier this year.

She has now accused Mr Braun and BMLG founder Scott Borchetta of “exercising tyrannical control” over her by denying her the opportunity to play a medley of her previous hits at the AMAs on 24 November.

Yael Cohen and Scooter Braun attend the MOCA Benefit 2019 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on May 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)
Image:Scooter Braun (right) has previously denied there was any malicious intent in his purchase of Swift’s old music

In a statement posted on her social media pages, Swift said the men were not allowing her to perform the songs on TV because “they claim that would be re-recording my music before I’m allowed to next year”.

The 29-year-old said their stance also applied to a newly-announced Netflix documentary, which she said had been filmed over the course of the “past few years”.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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