The issue Swift had with the company became clear through an open letter she recently wrote on Tumblr
. "I am on my fifth album and can support myself, my band, crew, and entire management team by playing live shows," she stated on June 21. "This is about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success. This is about the young songwriter who just got his or her first cut and thought the royalties would get them out of debt."