“As you know, for the past year I’ve been actively trying to regain ownership of my master recordings. With that goal in mind, my team attempted to enter into negotiations with Scooter Braun,” Swift, who has greater than 87 million followers on Twitter, wrote on social media.
“Scooters team wanted me to sign an ironclad NDA stating I would never say another word about Scooter Braun unless it was positive, before we could even look at the financial records of BMLG (which is always the first step in a purchase of this nature.”
Swift wrote on Monday that she was by no means even given an opportunity to purchase her masters again.
“I would have to sign a document that would silence me forever before I could even have a chance to bid on my own work. My legal team said that this is absolutely NOT normal, and they’ve never seen an NDA like this presented unless it was to silence an assault accuser by paying them off. He would never even quote my team a price. These master recordings were not for sale to me.”
She stated that she was solely made conscious of Braun promoting her masters after she acquired a letter from a personal fairness firm, Shamrock Holdings, letting her know that they had bought her music, movies and album artwork.
“This was the second time my music had been sold without my knowledge.” Swift continued. “The letter told me that they wanted to reach out before the sale to let me know, but that Scooter Braun had required that they make no contact with me or my team, or the deal would be off.”
Swift additionally posted a photograph of a letter she wrote to Shamrock Holdings. CNN has reached out to Shamrock Holdings.
She ended her open letter writing, “I love you guys and I’m just gonna keep cruising, as they say.”