American singer Taylor Swift former record label Big Machine is releasing her old live performances. Swift shared that the release of these old performances have not been approved by her.
“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,” wrote the Lover singer on her Instagram stories.
Recently Swift had announce that she will re-record her songs and release them again. The Grammy winner has had a long feud with the label over rights of her music. Her former manager Scooter Braun had bought Big Machine along with the right of Swift’s album that the label had released. The singer further took a jibe at former Scooter Braun for being desperate for money and hence taking this step.
“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,” she added with a crying-laughing emoji.
“In my opinion…Just another case of shameless greed in the time of Coronavirus. So tasteless, but very transparent,” concluded Swift.
Swift recently performed at the star studded virtual benefit which was hosted by Lady gaga. One World: Together at Home was held to raise money for COVID-19.