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Sky Ferreira shares message on music industry exploitation following Taylor Swift's Tumblr post

01 July 2019, 16:27 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Sky Ferreira has shared a lengthy message about her experience of exploitation in the music industry after seeing Taylor Swift's post about Scooter Braun.

Yesterday (30 June), Taylor Swift uploaded a Tumblr post about Scooter Braun acquiring Big Machine Records, revealing, "I learned about Scooter Braun’s purchase of my masters as it was announced to the world. All I could think about was the incessant, manipulative bullying I’ve received at his hands for years."

In light of the claims made against Braun by Swift, Sky Ferreira has shared a note about her experience of exploitation in the music industry.

"I signed contracts when I was 15 & I'm still paying the consequences for it," Ferreira writes. "Every contract I have ever signed has always been set up to take advantage of me/my work in some way. You have to protect yourself because nobody will do it for you even if it's their job. You can't leave anything vague EVER because they will use the loop hole to fuck you over."

Closing her lengthy message, Ferreira adds, "Don't let anyone convince you that you aren't supposed to own or control your work or not get paid properly. You don't have to give the blind eye because others choose to. Respect yourself."

Ferreira returned to music with her first single in six years, "Downhill Lullaby", back in March.
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