Big Machine claps back at Swift's statement, her team responds.

Nov 15, 2019 09:13

Big Machine Label Group Statement
- Big Machine Label Group (@BigMachine) November 15, 2019


As Taylor Swift’s partner for over a decade, we were shocked to see her tumblr statements yesterday based on false information. At no point did we say Taylor could not perform on the AMAs or block her Netflix special. In fact, we do not have the right to keep her from performing live anywhere. Since Taylor’s decision to leave Big Machine last fall, we 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.

The truth is, Taylor has admitted to contractually owing millions of dollars and multiple assets to our company, which is responsible for 120 hardworking employees who helped build her career. We have worked diligently to have a conversation about these matters with Taylor and her team to productively move forward. We started to see progress over the past two weeks and were optimistic as recently as yesterday that this may get resolved. However, despite our persistent efforts to find a private and mutually satisfactory solution, Taylor made a unilateral decision last night to enlist her fanbase in a calculated manner that greatly affects the safety of our employees and their families.

Taylor, the narrative you have created does not exist. All we ask is to have a direct and honest conversation. When that happens, you will see there is nothing but respect, kindness and support waiting for you on the other side. To date, not one of the invitations to speak with us and work through this has been accepted. Rumors fester in the absence of communication. Let’s not have that continue here. We share the collective goal of giving your fans the entertainment they both want and deserve.

--Big Machine Label Group

What is the truth... "At no point did we say Taylor could not perform on the AMAs or block her Netflix special,” but do not address permission to use Big Machine-era songs in those shows..

Statement regarding Big Machine
- Tree Paine (@treepaine) November 15, 2019

Selena via her Instagram story!
- Selena Gomez News (@OfficialSGnews) November 15, 2019

📸 | Camila Cabello via her Instagram Story #IStandWithTaylor

“A record label cant be allowed to do this to an artist...whatever needs to happen to get this situation fixed, needs to happen.”
- Taylor Swift Updates (@TSUpdatesNYBU) November 15, 2019

Hilary Duff’s now deleted IG story #IStandWithTaylor
- A 🇨🇦 (@theswiftone13) November 15, 2019

📲 IG | Halsey supporting Taylor via Instagram story #IStandWithTaylor

“It is her grace and patience in these moments that make her Artist of the Decade.”
- Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftNZ) November 15, 2019

Fuck that. We’re with you
- TINASHE (@Tinashe) November 14, 2019

It genuinely genuinely makes me sick to my stomach
- TINASHE (@Tinashe) November 15, 2019

💬 | Writers of @Variety, The @nytimes and The @guardian have all confirmed that Taylor’s team has provided them with the full email in which BMLG specifically withholds Taylor performing/using her old music for the Netflix documentary, AMAs and Double 11 Gala performances
- Taylor Swift Updates (@TSUpdatesNYBU) November 15, 2019

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