TAYLOR SWIFT Slams Big Machine Over 'New' Live Album

Brianne Constantino

Posted at April 24, 2020

The heated feud between Taylor Swift and her former record label has been reignited after the latter released a new live album without the singer's permission.


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Taylor wrote a lengthy post on her Instagram story informing her fans that Big Machine is releasing a live album titled Live From Clear Channel Stripped 2008 which features recordings that were first heard on a radio show. "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 release is not approved by me," the "Fearless" singer said.


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"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," the singer-songwriter continued. "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."

She concluded the post by slamming the label for what she describes as "another case of shameless greed in the time of Coronavirus. So tasteless, but very transparent."

Taylor recorded her first six albums with Big Machine before they parted ways. Things took an ugly turn last year when she publicly slammed the sale of her entire catalog –from her self-titled debut to Reputation– to music manager Scooter Braun.

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