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Taylor Swift's Rep Issues Response to Big Machine Records: 'They're Trying to Deflect'

Taylor Swift's Rep Issues Response to Big Machine Records: 'They're Trying to Deflect'

Taylor Swift‘s representative, Tree Paine, is speaking out on the “Look What You Made Me Do” singer’s behalf following Big Machine Records’ response to her original claim that her former label is blocking her ability to perform old songs at the American Music Awards and in an upcoming Netflix documentary.

“The truth is, on October 28, 2019 at 5:17 p.m. the Vice President, Rights Management and Business Affairs from Big Machine Label Group sent Taylor Swift‘s team the following: ‘Please be advised that BMLG will not agree to issue licenses for existing recordings or waivers of its re-recording restrictions in connection with these two projects: The Netflix documentary and The Alibaba ‘Double Eleven’ event,” Tree wrote in a statement on Friday (November 15).

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“To avoid an argument over rights, Taylor performed three songs off her new album Lover at the Double Eleven events as it was clear that Big Machine Label Group felt any televised performance of catalog songs violated her agreement,” the statement continues.

“In addition, yesterday Scott Borchetta, CEO and founder of Big Machine Label Group, flatly denied the request for both American Music Awards and Netflix. Please notice in Big Machine’s statement, they never actually deny either claim Taylor said last night in her post. Lastly, Big Machine is trying to deflect and make this about money by saying she owes them but, an independent, professional auditor has determined that Big Machine owes Taylor $7.9 million dollars of unpaid royalties over several years.”

READ MORE: Big Machine Records Denies Taylor Swift’s Claim of Blocking Her Music: ‘The Narrative You Have Created Does Not Exist’

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