Taylor Swift attacked Big Machine Label Group, its old record label and with which he has a long history of controversy, for publish a record of yours live without your authorization.
According to the singer’s version, this new album is made up of songs she performed live in 2008 and that the label has titled ‘Live From Clear Channel Stripped 2008’. Swift assures that, although the streaming services will appear as edited in 2017, in reality this album has been published for the first time now and clarified that she does not agree with this release.
“I want to thank my fans for letting me know that my old record label is releasing an ‘album’ (quotes from Swift) of my live performances tonight,” she wrote on Instagram today. “This recording is of a performance on a radio in 2008 from when I was 18 years old … I’m always honest with you guys about this kind of thing so I just wanted to tell you that this release does not have my approval“He added. “In my opinion it’s just another case of shameless greed in the times of the coronavirus. In bad taste, but very evident », he closed.
This is the umpteenth confrontation between Swift and Big Machine Label, which was acquired in 2019 for about $ 300 million by Scooter Braun, who has worked as a representative for artists such as Kanye West, Ariana Grande or Justin Bieber.
Due to the usual entanglements and hassles in the music industry, Swift does not own the rights to his first five albums, which belong to Big Machine Label. For this reason, Swift, who has accused Braun of harassing her and whom he has defined as “manipulative”, announced last year that, to recover his music, he intends to re-record his first five albums: ‘Taylor Swift’ (2006), ‘Fearless’ (2008), ‘Red’ (2012), ‘1989’ (2014) and ‘reputation’ (2017).