Big Machine LG Shut Down Nashville Offices For Safety, Nothing Happened.


EDIT: Since the original posting, we have changed the description of the parties involved to Big Machine Label Group (BMLG), which is a different entity than Big Machine Group (BMG).

More than just competing publicist statements between Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun went down on Friday in Nashville.

Following the morning of Taylors claims that big machine group would not allow her to perform songs from the catalog they bought at the American music awards, BMG Label Group shut down it's Music city offices claiming they felt threatened and their safety was in question.

Taylor asked her fans on Tumblr and twitter to let Scooter Braun (mega manager of the biggest artists on the planet and current owner of her back catalog) know what they think of Braun and Scott Borschetta's refusal to let her sing her old hits while being honored for artist of the decade at the American music awards.

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In a statement, the Music Company told employees to stay home and closed down because of the perceived "threat".

"Taylor made a unilateral decision . . . to enlist her fan base in a calculated manner that greatly affects the safety of our employees and their families.”

Metro police reported zero threats or incidents.

BMGLG did some verbal gymnastics Friday in a statement claiming they did not say she couldn't perform. But Taylor never made that claim. She said they would not allow her to perform the songs they owned (everything before her latest album Lover).

Sources talking to Page Six say that Braun has reached out to her to meet face to face and come up with a partnership. But Taylor's team countered that the meeting should have happened before she woke up to the news that her catalog was sold.

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2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Night 1 - Backstage

Another music industry source told Page Six,

“Scooter never had a relationship with Taylor, he should have offered her a partnership when he bought the company. Even if he offers Taylor a 50-50 deal now and allows her to buy in, her masters have dramatically increased in value since the sale. Taylor is very unlikely to give Scooter hundreds of millions given the bad blood.”

It's also not likely there will be a reconciling, since it has been alleged BMGLG hasn't paid her around $8,000,000 in royalties. FYI, here's Swift's original statement in it's entirety.