As the feud between Taylor Swift and record executive Scooter Braun continues, Swift supporters have started sending death threats.
Braun and other businessmen at Big Machine Records have reportedly been receiving threats on social media, email and text since Swift spoke out last week to expose the executives of stopping her perform her old music at the AMA’s.
The music manager’s Ithaca Holdings office in Nashville was closed down last week due to the death threats. Police have also been notified.
In June, Braun bought the singers previous record label Big Machine, in a deal which meant he owned the rights to her old recordings. Last week Swift took to social media to accuse Braun of barring her from performing her old hits.
“This is WRONG. Neither of these men had a hand in the writing of those songs. They did nothing to create the relationship I have with my fans. So this is where I’m asking for your help,” she wrote.
“Please let Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun know how you feel about this. Scooter also manages several other artists who I really believe care about other artists and their work.”
A statement from Big Machine Records has since replied.
“At no point did we say Taylor could not perform on the AMAs or block her Netflix special. In fact, we do not have the right to keep her from performing live anywhere. Since Taylor’s decision to leave Big Machine last fall, we have continued to honour all of her requests to license her catalogue to third parties as she promotes her current record in which we do not financially participate.”