Taylor Swift’s battle with Scooter Braun and her former label Big Machine continues. The singer went to Instagram to voice her disapproval over an album of her live performances from 2008 that has been partially released today.
Taylor wrote, “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 continues with, “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 ended that sentence with a crying laughing emoji.
Taylor lastly added, “In my opinion…Just another case of shameless greed in the time of Coronavirus. So tasteless, but very transparent.”
Per Billboard, As of right now, the album is only posted to streaming services in some parts of the world. “It has not yet appeared on her U.S. artist pages on Spotify or Apple Music at the time of publication.”