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Taylor Swift claims Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta are preventing her from performing her old songs

Taylor Swift has published a statement on social media claiming that Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun are preventing her from performing her old material live, including at her upcoming American Music Awards performance. Earlier this year, Braun acquired Borchetta’s Big Machine Label Group for a reported $300 million dollars. The deal included the ownership of the six albums Swift released under Big Machine Records. Swift previously expressed dismay over the transaction, calling it her “worst case scenario.” Now, in a Tumblr note titled “Don’t know what else to do”, Swift details the restrictions she’s allegedly been put through. She begins by revealing her intention to play a career-spanning medley at next month’s American Music Awards, where she is be...

Taylor Swift GOES OFF on Scooter Braun: He Won’t Let Me Perform My Own Songs!

Taylor Swift did not want to do this. Really, she insists on Twitter, she did not. But the superstar says she was given no choice late Thursday except to take to her social media page and explain what the heck is going on between her and producers Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun. As you may recall, Swift previously blasted Braun — who is close friends with Justin Bieber and who is a major power player in the music industry — after his company, Big Machine Label Group, purchased Swift’s former record label. Why was/is this an issue for Swift? Because she says Braun now controls all six studio albums she has recorded and, as a result, basically owns her entire music catalog. What does this mean in a practical sense? In her Twitter post, which is titled “Don’t ...

Charlie’s Angels End Credits: Which Celebrities Make Cameo Appearances?

Stick around for the Charlie’s Angels end-credits scenes. They are worth it.

Stream Tory Lanez’ Album ‘Chixtape 5’

The wait is over. After much anticipation, Tory Lanez unleashes Chixtape 5, the fifth installment in his popular throwback series. And this time he’s not playing around. Not only did he remake some of his favorite R&B hits from the early 2000s, but he also got the original artists to appear on them. Ashanti revisits her 2002 smash “Foolish” on “A Fool’s Tale” (and also appears on the cover), Lil Wayne and Lloyd remake “You” on “Thoughts,” and Chris Brown turns up on “The Take,” a 2019 update of “Take You Down.” “When me and Chris work, we just work mad fast,” Tory told Rap-Up. “I didn’t think he would do it honestly and he just came out the clutch and sent it one day.” Oth...

Jen Harley: Ronnie Magro Boned My Best Friend … But I Still Want to Lift the Restraining Order!

It wouldn’t be a complete rotation of planet Earth if the 24-hour period somehow passed without some bonkers new development in the ongoing feud between Ronnie Magro and Jen Harley. Yes folks, Rahn is back at it – and we regret to inform you that he once again refuses to stahp. As you’re probably aware, the turmoil between Magro and his baby mama seems to get uglier every single day. The current drama began late last month, when Ronnie was tased and arrested after allegedly assaulting Jen. The incident took place at a Los Angeles Airbnb. Needless to say, the situation has resulted in some major legal headaches for Magro in the ensuing weeks. It’s bad. Really bad. So bad that Ronnie is facing six years in prison if convicted of all the charges against him. But it see...

Jhené Aiko and Big Sean Reunite on ‘None of Your Concern’

Jhené Aiko and Big Sean’s relationship keeps inspiring more music. After lending her vocals to Sean’s “Single Again,” the former couple reunites on “None of Your Concern,” which also features vocals from Ty Dolla $ign. The two address the aftermath of their breakup and where it all went wrong. “The audacity to question me like you ain’t leave me out here on my own / I was traumatized and suicidal / Sick and tired, I am not to blame,” sings a heartbroken Jhené. “Now I can say / Get your bitch ass off my phone / Please leave me alone / I am not your girl anymore / You need to watch your tone.” Sean comes in at the end to share his side of the story. “No there’s not a day in these modern times you haven’t cros...

Listen to Gunna and NGHTMRE’s ‘Cash Cow’

Gunna keeps the hits coming. Hot off collaborations with Travis Scott, Roddy Rich, and Blueface, the YSL rapper teams up with producer NGHTMRE on “Cash Cow.” Gunna adds his luxe flow over NGHTMRE’s synth melodies and percussive notes, boasting about his penthouse suite, designer drip, and millions of fans. “Ni**a take care like cash cow / Penthouse sweet at the top of the mound,” he raps. Along with the song, the two have debuted the cinematic video, which follows a chaotic heist through the streets of Los Angeles. Best known for his electronic music, NGHTMRE is no stranger to hip-hop with a growing résumé that includes collaborations with A$AP Ferg, PnB Rock, and Wiz Khalifa, plus remixes for Ice Cube and Smokepurpp.

Quincy Jones Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at 70th Anniversary of AKG

The most prominent name in recording celebrated the finest producer in music history. Tuesday evening shimmered as the recording industry’s most prolific and potent cultural leaders gathered for a red carpet evening at Capitol Studios. The night marked AKG’s 70th anniversary in the music business with acclaimed figures from a decorated and rich history as well as what looks to be a shining future.  The event was peppered with genius from the upper echelons of greatness hailing from music production and recording industries. The theme for the evening was aptly titled “A History of Making History.” It was a banner true to the AKG brand, which in everything it does proves that greatness happens when music is appreciated so strongly that your contribution to it both defines th...

Austin Feldman Delivers Dark House Heater, “Frank Ocean”

Pantheon Select has provided a platform for a four-on-the-floor weapon. Being that house is all the rage in today’s electronic music market, producers need to do more to stand out than ever before. Austin Feldman has proven more than capable of the task at hand. He just  delivered an addictive single titled “Frank Ocean” via Pantheon Select. True to tradition, the intro of “Frank Ocean” gives DJs ample runway before the concept fully unfolds. Between the warm, rubbery bass line and the vocal sample for which the single is named, you can’t help but dance to what Feldman has turned out. View the original article to see embedded media. Stream or download Austin Feldman’s “Frank Ocean” by way of Pantheon Select across platforms he...

Woah Vicky Is Training With Jermell Charles To Prep For Bhad Bhabie Boxing Match

Woah Vicky and Bhad Bhabie’s feud goes back to 2018. Even though things died down a bit for a few months and the majority of us weren’t thinking about it, they came back into the mix recently after they squared up in the studio. The two viral entities are now furthering this whole feud. Bhad Bhabie teased that she’d get in the boxing ring with Woah Vicky for $1M. Although it’s unclear if both of them actually confirmed whether this fight is happening, Woah Vicky is already getting herself ready if it does. TMZ reports Woah Vicky has enlisted former WBC super welterweight champion Jermell Charlo to train for the match. Footage of her training emerged online and she herself confirmed that she’s ready to throw hands in the ring. “Tag Cry Bhabie tell he...