The Daily Populous

Friday November 15th, 2019 day edition

image for Taylor Swift Accuses Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta of Blocking Her From Performing Her Old Music

According to Swift, Borchetta and Braun are forbidding the performance of her pre-Lover material based on the contractual stipulation that she would be technically “re-recording” the music before she is legally allowed to.

The singer-songwriter also claims that Borchetta and Braun are blocking the performance or use of any of her old material, and that Borchetta told her representatives that they will allow her to use her music only if she agrees to stop talking about him or Braun and also agrees not to re-record the material in 2020.

“Please let Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun know how you feel about this,” she writes, addressing her fans.

“Scooter also manages several artists who I really believe care about other artists and their work.

Please ask them for help with this—I’m hoping that maybe they can talk some sense into the men who are exercising tyrannical control over someone who just wants to play the music she wrote.”

Read “Taylor Swift’s Music Ownership Controversy With Scooter Braun: What It Means and Why It Matters. »

Longtime diplomat Bill Taylor testifies that he has never seen a US president make foreign aid a condition of their personal or political interests

Authored by

In a powerful exchange with Daniel Goldman, the Democrats' staff lawyer, Taylor acknowledged that the move appeared unprecedented to him.

One of the most important witnesses against President Donald Trump said Wednesday he had never before witnessed a US president use foreign aid as leverage for personal gain.

Dan Goldman: "Have you ever seen another example of foreign aid conditioned on the personal or political interests of the president of the United States?". »

Andrew Yang wants to tax digital ads and launch a new algorithm regulator

Authored by
image for

This protects websites from lawsuits if a user posts something illegal, although there are exceptions for pirated and prostitution-related material.

A digital ads tax would revolutionize the tech industry in ways it hasn’t been forced to address so far.

“As the parent of two young children, I’m deeply concerned about technology and how it affects our kids,” Yang says in the policy. »