Taylor Swift set off a firestorm of conversation around music ownership when she released a statement saying that Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta, the current and former owner of Big Machine Records, were preventing her from playing her old music in a medley for The AMAs.
"Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun have now said that I'm not allowed to perform my old songs on television. Because they claim that would be re-recording my music before I'm allowed to next year.
The message being sent to me is very clear. Basically, be a good little girl and shut up. Or you'll be punished.
Please let Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun know how you feel about this."