The singer was at the show as the first-ever recipient of Billboard's Woman of the Decade Award.
The ME! hitmaker also insisted she wouldn't have spoken out about the situation if Braun had given her the option to buy back her catalog, confessing: "I would have paid so much for them!"
"For years I asked, pleaded, even, for a chance to own my personal work". She added that critics will often wonder "whether you deserve to be there" or "whether your male producer or cowriter is the reason for your success. It wasn't", Taylor insisted.
"All of a sudden they weren't sure if I was the one writing the songs, because sometimes I had co-writers in the room".
She criticised the "unregulated world of private equity" buying artists' music "as if it's real estate-as if it's an app or a shoe line".
He went on to acknowledge Swift's activism, something that she put on full display through her LGBTQ-positive song, "You Need to Calm Down", the video for which Hall was involved with.
Her speech was met with mixed reviews, with some fans praising her for standing up for women's rights, and yet others saying she was playing the victim.
Swift also promises that she will continue her activism to protect the rights of creatives in the music industry.
"That was the most attractive song I've ever heard", Swift sweetly told them afterward, giving a hug to Duran for the kind surprise. "No, that criticism is reserved for us". "I watched as one of my favorite artists of the decade, Lana Del Rey, was ruthlessly criticized early in her career... and she turned into, in my opinion, the most influential artist in pop..." Taylor shared a number of Instagram photos from the party that included her making amusing poses with her friends who all came prepared in their wintry-chic looks.
After presenting the large cake to her, Duran requested that the lights come up on the audience so that they could sing "Happy Birthday" to the star.
And so she said she had responded to it for too many years.