The “You Need to Calm Down” singer spoke out about re-recording her music so that she could continue to perform her old songs in the future, but she is not legally allowed to do so until 2020. The original versions of her past music are technically owned by Scooter.
Taylor revealed on Twitter on November 14 that she was supposed to receive the Artist of the Decade Award at the AMAs, which is the biggest award of the night. Like other past recipients, she planned on performing a compilation of her old music, but was told that she couldn’t unless she wanted to give up the right to re-record the songs in the future.
Scooter and Scott allegedly told Taylor performing these songs would be considered re-recording them, which would be a breach of contract.