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    Twitter Erupts in Support for Taylor Swift as She Confronts Her Ex-Label

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    Hashtag #IStandWithTaylor is now trending on Twitter, as Swift's loyal fans stand by her side in the fight against her previous managers. Braun and Borchetta still own the recording rights to Swift's earlier songs and therefore will not allow her to perform them until the singer is legally allowed to do so.

    Taylor Swift blew up Twitter on Thursday, when she turned to social media to ask for help in her fight against her previous label, namely her ex-manager Scooter Braun and ex-boss Scott Borchetta, who ''won't allow the pop star to sing her own songs'' that ''neither of these men wrote'' and neither of them ''did anything to create the relationship she has with her fans".

    According to Swift, Braun and Borchetta will not let her perform songs from earlier albums for the upcoming American Music Awards as it would be ''re-recording her music'' before she's allowed to next year.

    It did not take much time for netizens to rush to help, so the hashtag #IStandWithTaylor is now topping Twitter.

    However, there are those who believe that Swift does not really own her hits because she sold them to the company and they have full rights to them for a defined period of time.

    Additionally, some users asked Swift not to involve other artists in her confrontation with Braun and Borchetta.

    In June, Scooter Braun's media holding company Ithaca Holdings LLC announced the acquisition of Swift's former label Big Machine Label Group (BMLG), which gave it the recording rights to the singer's first six albums, Billboard reported. This means that the company owns Swift's earlier music material and has a legal basis to prevent her from performing it until 2020.

    The pop star insists that her chart-topping hits ''have been sold without her knowing''. In July, Borchetta said in a post on the website Big Machine that he did text her and also contacted her father, who is a Big Machine shareholder. He also added that Swift had "every chance in the world to own her masters".

    Swift signed to the BMLG after its founder Borchetta saw her performing on stage at the age of 15. As her contract with the company expired in November 2018, she decided to leave the label and sign instead with Universal Music Group.

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