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Taylor Swift Puts Former Record Label on Blast for Releasing Old Album of Live Performances: 'They Need Money'

Taylor Swift Puts Former Record Label on Blast for Releasing Old Album of Live Performances: 'They Need Money'

Taylor Swift is putting her former record label Big Machine on blast, as well as Scooter Braun following their highly publicized battle over her masters.

The 30-year-old “Me!” singer provided an update for fans on her Instagram on Thursday (April 23).

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“Hey guys – I want to thank my fans for making me aware that my former record label is putting out an ‘album’ of live performances of mine tonight. 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 tonight at midnight,” she wrote.

“I’m always honest with you guys about this stuff so I just wanted to tell you that this release is not approved by me. It looks to me like Scooter Braun and his financial backers, 23 Capital, Alex Soros and the Soros family and The Carlyle Group have seen the latest balance sheets and realized that paying $330 MILLION for my music wasn’t exactly a wise choice and they need money. In my opinion…just another case of shameless greed in the time of Coronavirus. So tasteless, but very transparent.”

Taylor recently performed this song for the first time live amid the pandemic.

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