Singer and performer Taylor Swift slammed billionaire oligarch George Soros for a series of lawsuits from record companies blocking her from performing her own music, holding the liberal ultra-donor responsible for lording over copyrights.
Swift was speaking at Billboard’s Women in Music Event Friday. She was given a Woman of the Decade award by the entertainment industry organization.
Swift has been in a running feud with record companies that possess the copyrights to her music for a few months now. The dispute started when a record company executive named Scooter Braun purchased copyrights to her music from a previous company and began prohibiting her from performing her music live at awards shows.
She revealed that Braun had recently sold the copyrights to her music to Ithaca Holdings, a front group owned by the widely feared oligarch known for running elaborate interference operations in the national politics of at least several countries.
Ithaca Holdings is evidently still blocking Swift from performing her music live at awards shows. Copyrights to Taylor Swift’s widely popular music are a valuable commodity, and it’s not surprising that Soros is coveting them closely.
The singer and songwriter blasted what she referred to as “toxic male privilege” on the part of the music executives lording over the copyrights to her songs, also naming the Soros family for refusing to yield the rights to her music.
“This just happened to me without my approval, consultation or consent. After I was denied the chance to purchase my music outright, my entire catalog was sold to Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings in a deal that I’m told was funded by the Soros family, 23 Capital and that Carlyle Group.
Yet, to this day, none of these investors have bothered to contact me or my team directly — to perform their due diligence on their investment. On their investment in me. To ask how I might feel about the new owner of my art, the music I wrote, the videos I created, photos of me, my handwriting, my album designs.”
It is somewhat rich to hear Swift- an international celebrity with a net worth in the hundreds of millions- pose as if she were a victim of powerful forces. She’s probably one of the most privileged people on Earth. It comes as no small irony to see her supposedly “victimized” over copyright violations by one of the most dangerous liberal oligarchs on Earth, while adopting a nominally progressive tone to express her plight.
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